Alabama Special Session

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Gov. Bob Riley said Wednesday he's looking at calling a special session of the Legislature later this year if a state task force can agree on recommendations for controlling rising government health care costs.

Riley said he would also add legislation from the 21-bill government accountability package he tried unsuccessfully to pass in the Legislature's regular session that ended in May.

State's health insurance costs for state workers and public school employees are rising about 10 percent annually and are expected to be nearly $! Billion in the fiscal year Oct. 1.

The governor also announced Wednesday that he's planning a fall trade mission to Chile and Brazil.

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