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State Auditor’s Office to Become “The People’s Headquarters”

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Montgomery (March 3, 2015) — When the legislature starts the 2015 regular session Tuesday, hundreds of citizens are expected to show up to be seen and heard. Where will they gather for coffee, pastries and bathroom breaks?

New state auditor Jim Zeigler is setting up hospitality in his office in the historic state capitol. He calls it “The People’s Headquarters.”

The state auditor is in room S-101. Zeigler says “Think, Savings 101.” His issue to identify areas of cost savings.

He is also quick to point out that his office is the first in the capitol, next to the marble statue of Gov. Lurleen Wallace. Zeigler objected to the removal of the portraits of governors George and Lurleen Wallace from the capitol rotunda by what he calls “the hysterical commission.”

A number of Tea Party and conservative groups will join in a rally on the statehouse steps Tuesday at 11 a.m. deemed, “Welcome Back Rally.” Zeigler is slated to speak to the rally.

Zeigler calls those who come for the session opening, “the hard-working families who often are not heard.”

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One of the groups coming Tuesday is Zeigler’s own “Common Sense Campaign.” They are bringing a bus with 35 people from the Mobile-Baldwin County area.

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