MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Two Republican leaders in the Alabama
Legislature are concerned that some lobbyists are looking for ways to get around strict new ethics laws passed by lawmaker in December.
House Speaker Mike Hubbard of Auburn and Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston plan to hold a news conference at 2 p.m. Monday at the Capitol to discuss reports that some lobbyists are concerned the new legislation puts too many restrictions on how much special interest groups can spend on legislators or other government officials.
Marsh and Hubbard are expected to reaffirm their commitment to the new ethics legislation.
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or email@example.com.