Police officer sentenced, New plan to bring jobs to state

Hey all,

A former Montgomery police officer is headed to prison.  Phillip Moultrie will spend 40 years behind bars for stealing from Hispanic men he pulled over during traffic stops.

Governor Bentley is pushing a plan to give new tax breaks to help retain or create jobs in Alabama. The proposed legislation would allow big industries to withhold some of its employees state income taxes to recoup the cost of building or expanding in Alabama.

Alabama's latest method to track who's buying cold medicine is helping in the crackdown against those making meth. So far, the new electronic system has stopped more than 26,000  purchases of pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in meth.

Also today, an announcement from President Obama to reduce the nation's rising debt. The target is to cut 4 trillion dollars over 12 years.

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Valorie Lawson