For the next two months, Governor Bob Riley's staff will be working in the headquarters of Campaign for Alabama.
Campaign for Alabama is an independent coalition of business interests that helped push Riley's $1.2 billion Tax and Accountability Package through the Legislature. Right now the group is coordinating the campaign leading to the September 9th referendum.
This week administration officials acknowledged that the move is unusual because it involves state employees performing government functions while housed in the offices of a nonprofit, private organization that describes itself as non-partisan.
But Riley's press secretary, David Azbell, said the move is necessary to make the best use of the governor's time over the next two months.