Deal signs bill for MLK statue at Capitol

Deal signs bill for MLK statue at Capitol

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By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law providing for a statue honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Capitol.

Deal was joined by two of the slain civil rights leader's children during a bill signing ceremony Tuesday. How soon the statue will be erected and where it will go has yet to be decided. The funds for the statue are being raised privately.

After the ceremony, Deal told reporters he plans to veto a bill that would have restricted the release of certain information about private probation companies.

Also Tuesday, Deal signed a bill limiting his ability to expand Medicaid, something he has already said he doesn't want to do.

Tuesday is the last day for Deal to sign or veto bills.

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