Alabama Governor Dr. Robert Bentley was the keynote speaker during Monday’s Eleventh Annual Meeting of the Cherokee County Republican Party held in the banquet room on the campus of Gadsden State Cherokee in Centre.
The Governor touched on a number of topics one of which included the finishing of the four-lane from Leesburg to Gadsden –
Governor Bentley said that the project will be completed though a one billion dollar Garvey Bond – which is a bond that pays for projects using a federal grant anticipation revenue vehicle which backs up other bonds.
That bond money will cover the cost of 1,022 projects though out the state will include the repairing of roads and bridges throughout the state – with each county receiving around $6.6million.
Bentley has served as Alabama’s Governor since being elected in 2010 –In the first three years in office Alabama gained over 40,000 jobs in addition recruiting over 60,000 future new jobs for Alabamians in the manufacturing sector.
Governor Bentley said that if you educate the people of a state and give them the opportunity to get jobs then we will no longer need programs such as welfare.
One way Bentley has worked to achieve this is through the recruiting of industry to the state through the Accelerate Alabama Program.
Other speakers throughout the evening included State Senators Phil Williams and Gerald Dial.
Stay with WEIS Radio News for more on the Governors visit to Cherokee County throughout the week