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Governor to bring message here

By By BILL CRIST Publisher
While recent polls conducted statewide indicate that the Amendment One tax package is in trouble with the state's voters, Gov. Bob Riley remains convinced that the tax reform package will pass if the public just learns the truth about what it will mean.
The governor will bring that message to Escambia County Thursday evening with a 6 p.m. town hall meeting at Flomaton High School.
The governor, who will make his presentation along with Drayton Nabers, the state finance director, will address the group first, discussing the outline of the plan and what it will mean to Alabama at the family level as well as from the larger statewide perspective. Then Nabers will give specific examples of the plan's impact and outline what might happen if voters reject it.
Azbell said that the plan's opponents have been putting out mis-information and distortions about what the package contains in order to sway the public opinion.
Dr. Marsha Raulerson, a Brewton pediatrician, will open the meeting with a presentation that will address what impact the tax package will have on Escambia County, particularly in terms of healthcare.