MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley plans to unveil proposed legislation that he hopes will put Alabama residents back to work and possibly help him get a paycheck.
Bentley has scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. Tuesday on the Capitol steps to a bill called the "Full Employment Act," that he has said would be the centerpiece of his legislative agenda. Bentley has said he would not take a salary until Alabama's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.2%. That's the level he said he would consider full employment.
Alabama's unemployment rate for January was 9.3%.
Bentley will be joined at the news conference by two Republican lawmakers, Rep. Blaine Galliher of Gadsden and Sen. Arthur Orr of Decatur. Orr and Galliher will be the sponsors of the jobs legislation.
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