Attorney General Steve Marshall's office has been at odds with the Ethics Commission for quite some time now over its role and obligations to other law enforcement agencies.
During an interview with Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5, Marshall said if the Alabama Legislature takes up ethics reform during the 2024 session, as has been reported, the Ethics Commission should be on the agenda.
"I think we've had the ability successfully to enforce our ethics laws during my tenure," Marshall said. "We're going to continue to enforce the laws that are on the books. One thing that I do believe that the legislature can do is take a step back and look truly at kind of the function and the role of the Ethics Commission itself, creating greater transparency and what it is that they do. That's a separate question from looking at the laws themselves."
"I've had that very discussion with Representative [Matt] Simpson about what that looks like," he continued. "You've seen some very specific back-and-forth between my office and the ethics commission about the function and the role that they play in how it is some of their decisions are made, and I hope the legislature will take a look at that issue."
Jeff Poor is the editor in chief of 1819 News and host of "The Jeff Poor Show," heard Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon on Mobile's FM Talk 106.5. To connect or comment, email jeff.poor@1819News.com or follow him on Twitter @jeff_poor.
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