Thursday, April 13, 2017

New Alabama governor abolishes predecessor's Office of Rural Development

Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey, sworn in Monday to replace Republican Gov. Robert Bentley, who resigned over a sex scandal, on Wednesday used an executive order to eliminate the state's Office of Rural Development, reports WFSA 12 in Montgomery. Bentley created the office in 2011 "to improve and advance education, healthcare and economic development in the rural areas of the state."

Ivey said in a statement: "Rural Alabama is near and dear to my heart. Don't forget I'm from rural Wilcox County. My decision to shutter the Office of Rural Development will refocus rural development efforts into existing agencies."

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