MONTGOMERY, AL (WTVM) – Kay Ivey was sworn in as the 54th Governor of the State of Alabama in the Old Senate Chamber in the Alabama State Capitol by Acting Chief Justice Lyn Stuart.
In wake of Bentley's resignation, there will be no Lieutenant Governor for the time being. We do not yet know if there will be a special election to fill that seat. In the meantime, Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh will take over responsibilities of Lieutenant Governor.
Governor Ivey made the following remarks after being sworn in:
In addition, Bentley pleads guilty to misdemeanor charges instead of felony charges in relation to those allegations.
Multiple sources with knowledge of discussions said earlier Monday an agreement had been reached for Gov. Bentley to resign from office.
Bentley is also facing several lawsuits, an investigation by the attorney general's office and possible ethics violations.
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