Alabama Governor: Raise Repeal Should Wait Until March

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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