Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday issued the following statement upon the Alabama Legislature's approval of Senate Bill 231, a measure that will help facilitate improvements at Gulf State Park, including a lodge and meeting facility that will help attract more visitors:
"I want to congratulate and thank the Alabama Legislature for passing the Gulf State Park bill, which supports the enhancement and improvement of one of the state's greatest assets," Governor Bentley said. "We have worked hard to secure funding for upgrades to the park facilities on Alabama's Gulf Coast. This fulfills a promise I made to the people of Baldwin County to upgrade and improve Gulf State Park. The improvements will result in the creation of more jobs and will generate more tourism in our state. I particularly want to thank the bill's sponsors, Senator Trip Pittman and Representative Steve McMillan, along with the House and Senate leadership and all those who supported the bill. This legislation will benefit the Alabama Gulf Coast and our entire state."