State Automobiles

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State Finance Director Drayton Nabers turned in the keys to his state-owned Crown Victoria Wednesday and said other state workers will be doing the same.

Nabers said Gov. Bob Riley asked him to take away all cars assigned to state government employees. He said the Riley administration will develop a policy concerning use of state-owned cars. He said some of the cars will be reassigned. Others may be sold.

Nabers said he hopes the state can save about $7 million a year by controlling the purchase and operation of automobiles.

He said the state will also eliminate purchase of luxury vehicles like the Crown Victoria. He said instead the state will purchase more economical automobiles.