BRADENTON, Fla. — On his third day in office, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal unveiled a $37.54 billion budget for fiscal 2012 that recommends $563 million of bonds and a four-year plan to borrow $300 million for reservoirs.

Speaking to a joint session of lawmakers gathered for his first state of the state speech, Deal said he wants to maintain Georgia’s triple-A ratings and proposed a bond package that is about half what the state typically has issued annually.

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