Alabama governor promotes more sunshine in government

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley is using national
Sunshine Week to encourage passage of legislation aimed at
increasing government transparency.

Riley announced that he will have a news conference Wednesday
afternoon in Montgomery with one of the sponsors of his
legislation, Republican Rep. Mac Gipson of Montgomery.

The bill's provisions including requiring lobbyists to disclose everything they spend entertaining public officials and their families.

Sunshine Week is organized each year by the American Society of
News Editors to promote openness in government.

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