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ATLANTA -- 11Alive News has learned that Gov. Nathan Deal plans to add $27 million and up to 500 new workers to the Department of Family and Children's Services over the next three years.

Deal sat down exclusively with 11Alive's Jeff Hullinger Wednesday afternoon and said he is closely involved in the ongoing situation regarding the agency, and that he says the matter is an important matter and very personal to him.

EXCLUSIVEINTERVIEW | Gov. Nathan Deal one-on-one with Jeff Hullinger; on DFCS and what he'll do to fix the problems

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STORIES OF CHILDREN WHO DIED UNDER DFCS SUPERVISION
* Governor Deal spends millions and adds workers tostrengthen DFCS
* 2 DFCS fired after child abuse cases result in children dying
*Emani's Grandmother says no one would help her
*Prayer vigil for Emani Moss
*Exclusive Interview: DFCS Director Dr. Sharon Hill
* Judge Glenda Hatchett: 'The system is broken'
* Parents of Emani Moss appear in court
* Resources for helping children
*Accountability: When calling DFCS isn't enough
*Experts: DFCS report showed Emani Moss was in danger
*DFCS summary of the life and death of Emani Moss
* 10 year old girl burned and stuffed in trash can, parents charged
* Governor Deal responds to death of10-year-old Emani Moss
*State Rep. calls for changes to child laws, DFCS following 10-year-old's death
*12-year-old boy killed after physical abuse for weeks, months or longer
*Former DFCS worker speaks out following children's deaths
*Former DFCS manager says agency pushing workers too hard
*Children's advocate: "DFCS is broken"
*Attorney says DFCS needs change from top down
* More storiesof children in trouble under DFCS monitoring

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