We have a lot to be thankful for in Alabama

November 23, 2017

By Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

This is always one of my favorite weeks of the year.  As we gather to give thanks for and with our loved ones, 396 years since the first Thanksgiving, this week also marks the 62nd annual National Farm-City Week.

It is only fitting that we celebrate both of these occasions at the same time.  After all, the early settlers came together to rejoice over a successful harvest that would sustain their colony.  The Thanksgiving experience certainly has changed over the years, but Farm-City week gets us back to our traditional roots.  We can sometimes lose sight of this in modern times, but farmers work diligently year-round to put food on our tables.  We owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.  Without them, we could not enjoy our American way of life.

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“Strong start, strong finish” is vital to Alabama’s future

October 12, 2017

By Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

As I travel around our great state listening to thousands of Alabamians talk about the things near and dear to their hearts, I am filled with hope. Alabama is a wonderful state with so much potential. We have smart, hardworking, God-fearing people, and we can do anything when we put our minds to it.

A brighter Alabama is on the horizon. But we need to invest now in order to secure a better future. There are numerous steps we need to take, including fixing our run-down roads and bridges, maintaining our navigable waterways, and bringing broadband to all areas of our state, but we cannot achieve anything without drastic improvements in education.

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“Buy America” Policy is important for Alabama Jobs

August 31, 2017

By Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh
Lieutenant Governor Candidate

This Labor Day weekend, Alabamians will celebrate the end of summer and the start of another college football season. While we gather with family and friends, I hope we will also reflect on the importance of supporting Alabama jobs and the contributions American workers continue to make to our economy.

Since I first became active in public service, job creation and growth have been two of my primary objectives. As I continue to serve Alabama, my goal is to create a healthier economy and to facilitate job growth in all corners of the State. Jobs must be our primary focus, whether in farming, manufacturing, coal mining, the iron and steel trades or any other industry in our State.

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Brighter days ahead

April 12, 2017

By Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

During this holiest of weeks, having just celebrated Palm Sunday and with the celebration of Easter just days away, a dark cloud looms above Alabama. Times are tough, but our State has seen its share of challenges in the past. I know that together, with hard work and faith, we will get through this.

The entire State has suffered from this scandal. It has scared away companies looking to build new factories or expand current operations. It has hurt the economy. It has damaged the moral fiber of Alabama.
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Affordable and Reliable Energy Continues to Play a Large Role in Alabama’s Economic Success

July 18, 2012

By Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh

When historians far in the future look back and debate the most significant moments in Alabama’s history, I deeply believe that the decision by France-based Airbus to construct a $600 million passenger plane production facility eventually employing about 1,000 workers in Mobile will be ranked among the most seminal events.

Just as our move away from an agrarian economy opened the door to industry in the early part of the 20th Century and Mercedes’ selection of Vance for its first American factory began the remarkable automotive revolution in our state, the Airbus plant decision could one day make Alabama the country’s entrenched leader in aerospace manufacturing.
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