Legislative Wrap-Up: State Ethics Law Revisions and the Ten Commandments

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Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

Alabama Attorney General's Office

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall

Former Governor Robert Bentley, former House Speaker Mike Hubbard … there have been more than a few public employees in recent years who have been convicted or pleaded guilty to ethics charges. Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall on Thursday announced plans to tighten state ethics rules. And a commission including some state lawmakers will study the proposed changes. But we begin this week’s conversation with Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey and WBHM’s Gigi Douban with a bill that could allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed on public property.

Gigi Douban

Gigi Douban

News Director

Capitol Journal

WBHM's Gigi Douban speaks with Don Dailey, co-host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, every Friday on Morning Edition and All Things Considered as we discuss the big state legislative news of the week.

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