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Alabama Gov. Bentley OKs Millions in State Executive Salaries during Proration

Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

During a time in which Republican Alabama governor Dr. Robert Bentley has declared 10.6% proration statewide, he has simultaneously approved several million dollars in executive salaries & compensation for state employees whom are hand-picked by the governor and his cronies.

The total value of the compensation packages – which includes state taxpayer funded retirement, taxpayer paid health insurance & taxpayer paid Cost Of Living Adjustments – could be well in excess of $2,400,000.

Read on to see how & why.

Alabama industry recruiting agency changing name

MONTGOMERY — Alabama’s industry recruiting agency will be changing its name soon.

The Alabama Senate gave final approval to a bill Tuesday that will change the name of the Alabama Development Office to the state Department of Commerce. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said the name change was pushed by Gov. Robert Bentley because it better describes what the agency does. He said that new name is also used by many other states for business recruiting programs.

The department’s secretary will continue to be appointed by the governor. The bill allows the secretary to hire three additional assistant secretaries outside the state merit system, and they can make up to $140,350 annually.

The bill passed the House last month and now goes to the governor for his signature.


This article may be found here: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20120320/NEWS/303200031/1001/

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