The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

State and Nation

November 6, 2012

Governor urges a 'yes' vote on Amendment 2

— MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has made a last-minute appeal to voters to support a ballot measure that he said is needed for Alabama to compete with other states when recruiting new jobs.

Bentley said at a news conference in his office early Tuesday morning that despite how they vote on other amendments he hopes all voters support Amendment 2. He said it's the only amendment on the ballot that's "going to create jobs."

The amendment would allow the state to refinance bonds and free up millions to offer incentives to new industries.

The governor said he plans to vote for all of the amendments that have statewide implications. But he has spent most of his time leading up to the election urging a "yes" vote on Amendment 2.

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