Baxley requests attorney general's opinion on reappraisals

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)_Lieutenant Governor Lucy Baxley has asked Alabama's attorney general for an opinion on the legality of annual property reappraisals for tax purposes.

Governor Riley's administration started phasing in the annual reappraisals in 2003. Two other candidates for governor -- Don Siegelman and Roy Moore -- have said state law doesn't require them and they would end them.

Baxley -- who's also running for governor -- says both positions can't be right so she wants the state's top attorney to voice his opinion.

A spokesman for Governor Riley says lawyers at the state Revenue Department believe state law requires annual reappraisals ... and the governor can't pick and choose which laws to follow.

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