Governor Robert Bentley releases a statement on Alabama moving forward

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Governor Bentley expands Drought Emergency Declaration to all Alabama counties

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) –Governor Robert Bentley on Saturday released a statement on moving the state of Alabama forward.

This statement comes after Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was found guilty on 12 out of 23 ethics violations charges.

Governor Bentley believes that the people of Alabama know the Alabama Legislature is working hard every day to serve them and he has the utmost confidence in them.

“Alabama is strong because our people are strong. As leaders we were placed here to serve our people and that is exactly what we are going to continue to do. God has assigned us to this task, and we will work hard to honor Him. I have the utmost confidence in the men and women of the Alabama Legislature. We will all continue working together to solve the real problems facing our state and to help Alabamians. We will pass a balanced budget that funds essential state services, create well-paying jobs and care for our sick, our elderly and our children. No matter how difficult the challenge, the people of this state will know we are working hard every day to serve them.”