10:59am

Tue October 13, 2009
WVAS Local

Demo hopeful Artur Davis outlines economic plan

Montgomery, AL – - Democratic candidate for governor Artur
Davis says the next governor could cut waste and save more then
$500 million by copying ideas that have worked in other states.
Davis held a news conference Monday in Montgomery, where he
called for more aggressive prosecution of Medicaid fraud, more tax
auditors to collect unpaid taxes, the elimination of no-bid state
contracts, and a reduction in the outsourcing of state government
work.
He also called for retrofitting state buildings to save energy
costs and more efficient management of state vehicles.
Davis said cost savings are necessary because the next governor
will face a serious financial crisis exceeding $1 billion.
Davis is running against state Agriculture Commissioner Ron
Sparks in the Democratic primary in June.