Alabama gov. announces special session on ethics

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is calling the Legislature into special session Dec. 8 to address ethics and campaign finance legislation.

Riley announced the special session at a news conference Wednesday in Montgomery. The session will give the outgoing Republican governor a chance to work with the new Republican majority in the Legislature.

Riley had to deal with a Democratic majority in the Legislature through most of his eight years as governor. Some of the bills the governor is proposing died in previous sessions due to Democratic
opposition.