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Ala. Senator's Bill Didn't Cover Legislature

Montgomery, AL – A powerful state senator who proposed legislation banning no-bid contracts only covered the executive branch when he introduced his bill.

Democratic state Sen. Lowell Barron of Fyffe said he didn't catch the error in the bill and it will be changed to apply to all state programs, including the Legislature.

Barron proposed the ban legislation last week after criticizing Republican Gov. Bob Riley for his contracts that weren't bid.

Riley's press secretary, Todd Stacy, said he might believe Barron's remarks if Democrat legislators hadn't made a habit of writing themselves out of other government accountability bills.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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