Just weeks after closing down his congressional office to move into the Governor's Mansion, Gov. Bob Riley is talking about re-establishing a Washington presence and sending one or two staffers there as permanent advocates for Alabama's needs.
Although the opening of a Washington office isn't imminent, Riley acknowledges it is part of his strategy to help smooth the relationship between the state and federal government.
Riley said Alabama has never had a governor who had congressional experience.
About 33 states have Washington offices right now.
Some hire high-dollar, registered lobbyists while others follow the model Riley seems to be eyeing by opening a small operation as an extension of the governor's office.
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