In his State of the State address Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (R) proposed borrowing $800 million to build 4 new state prisons.
None of the $$$ will find its way into Bentley’s offshore accounts, nor will there be any no-show jobs for Bentley’s family and friends– that, I can tell you.
If Bentley looks familiar, it’s because he famously denied “sexual activity” with staffer Rebekah Mason…
Mason, you may recall, totally earned 600k:
Mason…has been paid $426,978.43 via her Tuscaloosa-based company, RCM Consulting.
Records at open.alabama.gov show that Mason has received $161,571.67 in state funds during the Bentley administration. Those payments–in fiscal years 2011, 2012, and 2013–were listed mostly as “personnel costs,” with a small amount for “out of state travel.”
That brings total payments, to Rebekah Mason or her company, to $588,550.10.
Since Bentley took office in 2011, AL has a higher crime rate than “crime-infested”, “liberal hellholes” CA, MA, and NY…
Crime Rate since 2011
* Stats compiled by AY.