Bentley to revive ethics if special session fails

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Gov.-elect Robert Bentley has told Alabama legislators that he will revive the ethics issue in a March session if their special session starting Wednesday afternoon is not successful.

Bentley spoke to legislators Wednesday morning in Tuscaloosa before they headed to Montgomery to start the special session on ethics issues called by outgoing Gov. Bob Riley.

Bentley said he supports Riley's decision to call the special session with the newly elected, Republican-controlled Legislature, before Bentley takes office. He said he was not involved in writing any of the seven bills Riley is proposing.

Bentley takes office Jan. 17 and the Legislature begins its regular session March 1.