Saying he wants to assure Alabama citizens that government belongs to them and not "the big mules in Montgomery," State Senator Myron Penn of Union Springs plans to introduce a package of election bills when the Legislature convenes in special session later this summer.
Penn says it's important for the Legislature to address the issues now, before the 2006 campaign season gets going.
Penn said in a press release that his plan would do the following:
Penn says he's sent his proposals to the governor and has asked for his support. Riley says he's had many request to include bills in his agenda for the special session, but he's made no decision yet. Riley says he wants to keep the special session limited so it can be completed in about a week.The main purpose of the special session is to approve a state General Fund budget. Riley has not yet set a date for the special session, but many legislators expect it to start around July 18th.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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