Ala. gov. to seek changes in ethics rules
Montgomery, AL – (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley plans to ask the Alabama
Legislature to pass a number of bills aimed at making state
government more ethical.
One of those measures would require legislators and other public
officials to fully disclose any gifts from lobbyists. That would
include meals, travel or tickets to sporting events.
The governor outlined his proposed ethics reform
legislation in a speech Tuesday to the The Rotaract Club of
Birmingham. The legislation proposed by the governor would also
require lobbyists to disclose on the Internet all spending on
public officials and their family members.
The Legislature will consider the proposals when it begins its
regular session in January.