Former governor Bob Riley has registered as a lobbyist in Montgomery. State law prohibits him from lobbying Governor Bentley’s office until he’s been out of office at least two years, but Riley is free to lobby other executive offices, the Legislature and regulatory boards. Apparently Riley has been hired by a company called Austral to lobby on its behalf. Some have furrowed brows at this simply because Austral was apparently awarded a $5,000,000.00 “economic development grant” by the State of Alabama while Riley was in office. What do you think about this? Tell us here, on Facebook, or on Twitter.
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