Bob Riley News
Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Spring Season Kicks Off With The Ailey Spirit Gala
ABC News' Charli James talks dance and politics with journalist Roland Martin and Ailey Director Emerita Judith Jamison.
5 Living U.S. Presidents Unite for Bush-43 Presidential Library Dedication
Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush join Bush-43 and President Obama for ceremony.
School Bus Rides From Hell: Do Surveillance Cameras Help?
Almond, N.Y. mom Laura Brace has no trouble remembering the day in 2009 when she found her children’s school bus driver behind the wheel, smelling of booze. “I asked her, ‘You’re really not acting normal. Are you okay?’ And she’s like, ‘I’m fine.’ And I...
Alabama Lawmakers Acquitted in Gambling Corruption Case
Casino Owner, Legislators Were Charged in Bribery Scheme Connected to Gambling
Alabama Casino Owner Pleads Guilty to Bribery
Alabama casino developer Ronnie Gilley pled guilty Friday to 11 counts of conspiracy, money laundering and bribery, the latest plea deal in a corruption scandal that led to the indictment of four state legislators late last year. The gaming industry had mounted a years-long effort to pass laws in
Caught on Tape: A Lobbyist's Golf Party for Lawmakers
The arrest of four Alabama state legislators and three lobbyists has exposed what has long been a too cozy relationship between the two groups, say critics. The indictment handed down earlier this month alleges that Alabama legislators and lobbyists broke the law by trading votes for cash and other
Top Federal Prosecutor Vows Crackdown On Corrupt State Legislators
One of the nation's top criminal prosecutors said this week that the U.S. Department of Justice is aggressively pursuing cases against corrupt state legislators in several states on the heels of recent arrests in Alabama, where lawmakers have been accused of accepting bribes from gambling lobbyists
Alabama Lawmakers Meet To Weigh Reform Of 'Outrageous' Lobbying Laws
The Alabama state legislature begins meeting today to consider replacing ethics laws for state legislators that critics say are among the loosest in the country with strict limits that may be among the toughest. Outgoing Gov. Bob Riley, long an advocate of ethics reform, called for the special
Alabama Ethics Reform: 75 Percent Is Better Than Nothing
Real Improvement In Lobbying Laws After Gambling Scandal, But Also New Loopholes
Alabama Scandal: Mr. Sanford Goes to Montgomery
BBQ Chef Elected to Senate Calls Arrests of State Legislators 'Dream Come True'