Panel rejects Ivey bid for more details on grants

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A committee of state officials has rejected a proposal by State Treasurer Kay Ivey to give the public more information on millions of dollars in grants handed out by Alabama legislators.

The State Executive Commission on Community Service Grants, meeting in Montgomery on Wednesday, approved millions of dollars in grants for schools, volunteer fire departments and other organizations. But it declined to adopt Ivey's proposal to post the grants on the Internet and give more specifics on how the money is to be spent.

The commission chairman is Lt. Gov. Jim Folsom Jr. and members include Ivey, Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks and state schools Superintendent Joe Morton.

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