Governor’s action aimed at ‘state efficiency’

Published 9:31 pm Thursday, March 21, 2013

Governor Robert Bentley signed a series of measures Thursday aimed at increasing efficiency across government agencies.

“Our goal since taking office has been to make government more efficient while saving taxpayer dollars,” Bentley said.  “We are working closely with members of the Alabama Legislature to accomplish this goal.  The measures I am signing today will all help us achieve greater efficiency.”

“I applaud this Legislature for making right-sizing government a priority,” Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey said.  “Continuing economic challenges have taught us to tighten our belts and look for efficiencies in government where possible.  I am confident these measures will result in saving the state millions of dollars and will help serve the people of Alabamamore efficiently and effectively.”

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Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) said the action taken by Alabama officials Thursday is one move to move the state in the right direction.

“While President Obama and the federal government continue to bloat and expand,  taking the necessary steps to ensure that our state is operating in the most efficient manner possible,” Hubbard said. “Republicans are the party of smaller government, and we owe it to our state’s taxpayers to streamline our efforts to the best of our ability.  The bills signed by Governor Bentley today will make good on our commitment to the people of Alabama.”

The measures signed by Bentley include fleet management, information technology and state law enforcement aimed at public safety.