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Gov. Bentley Signs Compromise Bill on Oil Spill Settlement Funds

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed a compromise bill to use the state’s oil spill settlement funds for debts, Medicaid and roads. Bentley signed the bill Thursday during a bill-signing ceremony at the Alabama Capitol. The Alabama Legislature gave final approval to the bill Wednesday night after lawmakers agreed to a compromise on how to use the money. The plan…

Chairman of Oil Spill Trustee Council Announced

Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday announced that Commissioner N. Gunter Guy, Jr., of Alabama’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has been named Chairman of the Trustee Council for the Deepwater Horizon (DWH) oil spill. The Trustee Council is guided by a yearly rotating State Chair and Federal Vice-Chair selected from the Council membership.  Commissioner Guy began his tenure as…