Riley To Sign Executive Order

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Riley says the executive order will be one of the many parts of his plan to build the public's trust in state government after the defeat of his tax and accountability plan in September.

The executive order will require the reporting of all gifts to officials and employees within his staff and his Cabinet agencies. It will lower the maximum cost of a permissible gift from $100 to $25. And it will require department heads to have additional training about Alabama's ethics, public records and open meetings laws.

Riley did not say exactly when he would sign the executive order, but previous governors have used their annual State of the State speeches to sign executive orders. Riley's State of the State speech is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb 3.

It will be televised statewide by Alabama Public Television.