MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The split between the governor and the
general over electronic gambling is demonstrated by the Governor's
Task Force on Illegal Gambling.
Governor Bob Riley didn't appoint Attorney General Troy King to
the task force -- and King didn't give the task force's private
lawyers permission to represent the state in court.
King says he declined because the governor's office did not
provide him with information he wanted about the position the
attorneys would take in court.
Riley formed the task force in December, but he didn't name King
Riley says many of the gambling machines across the state are illegal.
But King says electronic bingo can be operated legally in some Alabama counties.