Governor Bob Riley is serving his second term as Alabama’s chief executive. Throughout his service, he has focused on economic development, education reform and making state government more accountable to the taxpayers. The results have been impressive.
During his two terms, Alabama has won major economic development projects that resulted in more than 150,000 announced new jobs and witnessed a growth in per capita income and a decrease in poverty, even in spite of the national recession. Governor Riley is also the first Alabama governor to sign an income tax cut into law in over 70 years.
Governor Riley is a champion of home-grown education reforms and expanded them, including the Alabama Reading Initiative, the Alabama Math, Science & Technology Initiative, First Class Pre-K, Advanced Placement courses, and ACCESS Distance Learning. With the expansion of these reform initiatives, Alabama students have achieved more academically and their scores on national tests have risen significantly. Governor Riley also proposed the largest school construction bond issue in state history, and those funds have built and repaired schools in every school system in Alabama.
Through executive action, Governor Riley made state government more transparent than ever, putting records of state spending, flight logs and contracts online so all citizens could have access to this information that previous administrations tried to keep from the public. He continues pushing for even stronger accountability laws, including a ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers, an end to double dipping and full disclosure of what lobbyists spend on public officials.
Governor's Office is located in the Montgomery area of Alabama. There are at least 2 other listings in the 36130 postcode area. Lawyers in Alabama 36130Number of Employees: