Governor Bentley Addresses Alabamians in State of the State Address

Governor Bentley on Tuesday held his annual State of the State address launching his 2016 legislative agenda and strategic plan through 2019, when Alabama will celebrate its 200th birthday.

The strategic plan has a special focus on Alabama’s most rural and under-served areas, including some in West Alabama.

During his State of the State Address, Bentley explained several key elements of the Great State 2019 plan, including investments in Alabama's education (including pre-K and workforce development), helping lure more qualified health professionals to rural areas, and addressing the state's prison problem with solutions, including the closing of some prisons in favor of rebuilding new facilities - in hopes of remedying the state's massive prison overcrowding problem.

“The Great State 2019 Plan is aimed at prioritizing greater opportunity and access to a good strong education, quality healthcare and game-changing technology for all Alabamians,” Governor Bentley said. “There is no better way to celebrate the state’s bicentennial than by working together to make the lives of Alabamians better. Our state’s rich history is made up of a series of Alabamians who have courageously confronted problems and executed the necessary strategies to accomplish much needed solutions.”

The Governor’s State of the State Speech can be found here.

Photo: Alabama Governor's Office



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