Written by GS
Friday, 23 September 2011 22:19
Lt. Gov. Kay Ivey spoke to the Prattville Rotary Club on September 20, 2011. She discussed changes in state government that she said have happened since the last election. "State government is much more business oriented," Ivey said.
Citing regulations as being a problem area for business, Ivey said "If regulations are a problem," (for a business) "let us know," adding that her office would try to help.
Ivey said that upcoming challenges for the state government include: reapportionment of districts, going through the state constitution section by section, and prison sentence reform. "The state cannot afford to keep building prisons," Ivey said.
Improving schools "K through PhD" should be an area of concern for business leaders, Ivey said, adding that schools are a major factor in economic development and the standard of living for the state.
As a Rotarian herself, Lt. Gov. Ivey joked that she was happy to speak with us because not only was she able to talk to us about her office, she got credit for a makeup Rotary meeting!