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Governor visits Ft. Payne on 'Road to Economic Recovery Tour'

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Governor Bentley visited Fort Payne on Tuesday. Governor Bentley visited Fort Payne on Tuesday.
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FORT PAYNE, AL (WAFF) -

Governor Bentley visited North Alabama Tuesday. He went to Fort Payne as part of his "Road to Economic Recovery Tour."

The governor spoke with community leaders, business owners and others about jobs statewide, and things he's doing to make the government more efficient.

When asked about the furloughs affecting defense workers in the TN Valley, Bentley said he hopes the federal government is "surgical" with the cuts they must make.

"Our country has to remain strong. It's very important that if we're going to make cuts, we do it in the right places and be careful not to hurt our national defense," said Governor Bentley.

The governor said the furloughs will hurt the state's economic health, but he's confident we'll make it through.

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