AUBURN, Ala.- In an effort to show members of the community the work the state is doing to keep East Alabama and the state thriving, Alabama State Senator Tom Whatley (R-District 27) held a roundtable meeting.
The republican said the future looks bright for the state, and the state will continue to focus on job creation, education and much more. Senator Whatley also told the crowd of challenges that are ahead, which included solving the Medicaid issue, prison overcrowding and the BP Settlement.
He also touched on Ava’s Law, which passed during the previous session. The law says that a person can be charged with murder if they commit aggravated child abuse that leads to that child’s death.
Senator Whatley said that these meetings with constituents are very important to him, and much of the legislation comes from those in the district.
“It’s my home,” Sen. Whatley said. “It’s your home. It’s where everybody is from. If we don’t take care of it, who will? It’s our district. It’s our area and we’re going to continue to make sure it’s a great place for people to live, for people to work and for people to raise their family.”