Alabama: Bentley worked on Boeing offer over weekend. Gov. Robert Bentley (R-AL) and other top officials worked on Alabama’s sales pitch to get the Boeing 777X assembly plant to locate in the state. Sen. Arthur Orr, the chairman of the Senate General Fund committee, said that “Bentley and Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield are working on revising our incentive structure to make us more competitive,” reported al.com. Alabama is one of 15 states vying for the industrial facility. The offer to Boeing is due today.
Arkansas: Beebe says good people should run for office, but not himself. Gov. Mike Beebe (D-AR) told the Arkansas Farm Bureau last week that “good people,” not ideologues who make up their minds without al the facts, should run for office. But after he leaves office in January, 2015, Beebe said he will not seek another office, reported KNOE.com.
Georgia: The Deals serve dinners at soup kitchen. Gov. and Mrs. Nathan Deal (R-GA) volunteered at the Master’s Table Soup Kitchen in Augusta on Saturday. “This is the third year in which my wife, Sandra, and I have led the effort called ‘A Servant’s Heart,’ “ Deal told the Augusta Chronicle. “It is a theme that we believe it is important for those in government to assume the position of being servants.” An average of 350 people eat at the soup kitchen every day.