Small business was a hot theme back then. Politicians from both parties noted that most businesses are small businesses, that helping small business could bring back jobs, and that mom-and-pop shops deserved as much government attention as the major players. Collectively, small businesses were Too Big to Fail. Or at least, that was the mood in the campaign year.
Three months into his administration, Bentley still hasn't appointed his small business director -- though scuttlebutt in Montgomery suggests he's interviewing people for the job.
Still, small business advocates aren't griping. They've been getting legislation they wanted -- tax incentives, tort reform, and other measures -- and in some cases, they're even writing the legislation.
From the Anniston Star -- Bentley has yet to create director of small business.