By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Gov. Bob Riley predicts the new Republican-controlled Legislature will repeal the 61 percent raise enacted in 2007, but he says the repeal should wait until the regular session in March.

A couple of legislators from both political parties have announced plans to offer a repeal resolution in the special session next week.

Riley said Wednesday it would best to focus the Legislature's attention on the ethics and campaign finance legislation that caused him to call the special session.

He said opening the door for other issues could bog down what he hopes will be a one-week special session. He predicted a repeal of the raise will get passed when the Legislature convenes in March for its 3½-month-long regular session.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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  • by Jay Location: Wicksburg on Dec 2, 2010 at 05:41 PM
    Oh, SURE. Why should we NOT wait until later for ETHICS REFORM. After all, we have waited for 136 years of Democratic Control of the Legislature for ETHICS REFORM. And, while they were in control, we have just had 4 senators and their buddies indicted for 16 various Felony Charges by Federal Authorities. Alabama certainly does not need to RUSH Ethics Reform.
  • by Jane Location: Dothan on Dec 2, 2010 at 11:17 AM
    Bob Riley and ethics?? Definitely a contradiction in terms. He is the epitome of unethical politics as I've ever seen. Glad to be rid of you, Bob!!!
  • by Larry Location: Ozark on Dec 2, 2010 at 07:15 AM
    Gov Riley's special session is just another attempt to waste more of Alabama's tax money. He only has a few weeks left in office, just get out and leave this to the next governor and the new legislature. There is no URGENT NEED for this special session. IT IS A WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY!
  • by Don Location: Montgomery, Alabama on Dec 2, 2010 at 05:25 AM
    I hope they do. If they don't they will be un-elected in four years. They should vote for term limits, if term limits are good enough for the governor, then there should be term limits on the state House and Senate. REAL REFORM IS TERM LIMITS.
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