Alabama Gov. Bob Riley has formally asked the chairmen of the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Constitution, Campaign Finances, Ethics and Election Committee to bring his anti-corruption proposal up for debate.
"Alabama needs to declare war on corruption. The proposal I've submitted is sweeping anti-corruption bill that increases transparency and will change the political culture of our state forever," said Riley.
Among the bill's provisions would be requiring lobbyists to fully disclose to the Ethics Commission any and all gifts, meals, travel, tickets to sporting events and other things of value provided to public servants and members of their household.