Ala. GOP agenda includes Arizona immigration law

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican candidates for the Alabama Legislature have endorsed a set of goals that includes an Arizona-style immigration law and a law prohibiting the federal government from compelling any Alabamian to participate in a health care system.

GOP candidates unveiled the long list Monday in Montgomery with state party Chairman Mike Hubbard. They said its success depends on Republicans gaining control of the House and Senate after 136 years of Democratic dominance.

The candidates' list is called the "2010 Republican Handshake with Alabama." It includes expanding tax incentives to help businesses create jobs, requiring lobbyists to report all money they spend on public officials, and giving subpoena power to the State Ethics Commission. It does not include a gambling proposal, but Hubbard says most Republican candidates are against expanding gambling.

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