Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday vetoed bills that would have abolished the Heart of Georgia Airport Authority and remade the Dodge County-Eastman Development Authority after the heads of both bodies accused the bills’ sponsor of abusing his office.
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Staff writers Greg Bluestein and James Salzer contributed to this article.
In April, AJC investigative reporters uncovered the details of the unusual land deal that allowed state Rep. Jimmy Pruett to acquire a $500,000 taxpayer-funded building and other improvements free of charge. Today, we report that Gov. Nathan Deal has vetoed two measures sponsored by Pruett after critics accused him of abusing his office.