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Governor Bentley makes Tour stop in Russell County

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Alabama Governor Robert Bentley's Road to Economic Recovery passing through Russell County on Thursday.

The Governor spends a few days each month visiting towns to talk to residents and business owners about economic conditions, job creation and other issues on their mind..

Bentley generating headline news today after firing off a request to President Obama to help with furloughs for Alabama National Guard members.

"I just asked the President to give the Department of Defense and our National Guard and other agencies here that are affected by furloughs some discretion in the use of the money, and if they will do that then we wouldn't have to have the furloughs," Governor Bentley says.

In related economic news, Governor Bentley announcing the last round of projects for his one billion dollar road and bridge construction program. That price tag was cut in half since the program was first announced.

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