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Alabama senator gives up state car after audit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Sen. Larry Dixon is giving up the
state vehicle that has been part of his compensation as executive
director of the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners. A state audit
raised legal questions about the Montgomery Republican using the
state vehicle for personal use.

The Montgomery Advertiser also reports that the medical board's
general counsel is giving up a state vehicle. And it said the audit
found that the counsel's $60,000 contract, which is not based on an
hourly rate, needed to be approved by the legislature's Contract
Review Committee.

Dixon said the contract has now gone to the panel. And he noted
that a state vehicle has been part of his compensation since 1985
and that auditors who look at the board every two years had not
questioned it before.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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