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House Speaker Mike Hubbard visits east Alabama

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By Christina Chambers

Auburn, AL - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard is in east Alabama updating residents about what's happening in the state legislature.

House Speaker Mike Hubbard says he's proud of the policies the state has formed in the past two years.

Hubbard says, "In Alabama, we have a conservative pro-business pro private sector and I'm able to report on things we have done to help make Alabama a better place."

Hubbard spoke to several business owners at the Auburn Chamber of Commerce this morning.

He says, "It feels good to be able to go to work in Montgomery and come home at night here in Auburn."

Hubbard says the state's top priority is economic development, in which both the cities of Auburn and Opelika have flourished in.

"We are very blessed in Auburn and Opelika to have such tremendous leadership and to have a great story to tell that's why people are coming here, because we have great work ethic, we have a work force development that is second to none in the state of Alabama," Hubbard explains.

To help cut costs, Hubbard says the state is looking at consolidating governmental agencies, like public safety putting more state troopers on the road instead of behind a desk.

Hubbard says, "Anything we can put together to be more efficient is better for the state, we are here working for the taxpayers of the state of Alabama."

The next legislative session is in February.

Mike Hubbard was elected as the speaker of the house in December 2010. The first Republican speaker since reconstruction.

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