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Governor takes a stand on litter

June 15, 2005

Albany-- The governor is on the lookout for litterbugs as he initiates a plan to spruce up Georgia.

Wednesday, Governor Perdue plans to sign an execution order to create a Litter Abatement and Prevention team made up of representatives from nearly two dozen state agencies and business groups. They'll develop ways to reduce litter and review current laws.

Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful will be part of the plan leaders hope will also boost tourism.

"It's an economic development issue. How we look is everything and we have corporate people coming into our community that want to locate here. How we look is the difference in whether they come here or don't come here," says Keep Albany-Dougherty Beautiful's Judy Bowles.

Judy Bowles says the announcement comes on the heels of other good news. The city of Albany plans to allot $238,000 to beautify the community.

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