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Riley to push tax reform in Flomaton Aug. 7

By By Connie Nowlin Managing editor
Gov. Bob Riley is expected to make an appearance in Flomaton to kick off the Escambia County campaign for his tax reform.
Ruth Harrell, one of the Escambia County team leaders for the drive to pass the tax reform package, said she had been working with the scheduling office for about six weeks.
Word came Friday that the governor was going to be in south Alabama Aug. 7 and would include Flomaton in that swing.
Riley is scheduled to be at the Flomaton High School auditorium from 6-7:30 p.m.
"I want to stress that this is open to everyone," Harrell said. "It is a great opportunity for anyone with concerns or issues about the tax package to come and ask the governor about it."
The auditorium will hold about 1,000 people and Harrell expects it to be at capacity for the visit and the information session on accountability that will follow.
"We will show how the money will be used. People want to know if this is just new money thrown at old problems. It will give people a better sense of security as to how the money will be used if they can ask those questions."
Harrell said that Riley will not only speak on the tax reform package he has proposed, but will also field questions from the audience on the tax referendum and accountability measures it contains.