Kay Ivey speaks at leadership conference

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Lieutenant Governor Kay Ivey spoke during a leadership conference for women Saturday, and said the state has to make meaningful changes to get people back to work.

Ivey made the comments during the workshop put on by the Alabama's Cattlemen's Association.

The state's unemployment rate stands at 10 percent, which is up from 9.2 percent earlier this year.

Ivey said government has to make it easier for businesses to create jobs.

"In addition to removing the burden of overbearing regulations for business, we also must provide a well trained educated workforce, K through PhD, and that means we've got to take a new method of delivery so that high standards at all levels will be achieved," she said.

Ivey said a lot of layoffs were caused by the U.S. operating on stimulus money that has run out.

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