Huntsville, AL – A leader on Alabama A&M University's board of trustees says a secret vote on whether to ask for President John Gibson's resignation was not deadlocked at five-to-five. That's why the board attorney and secretary had reported. But board president protem Clinton Johnson says it was five-to-four in favor of asking Gibson to quit. Gibson has refused to resign and now faces a board meeting on December 10.
Greensboro, AL – An election dispute continues in Greensboro as a judge considers what to do about a box of absentee ballots. Vanessa Hill lost the local mayor's race to Johnnie Washington, but Hill wants the results overturned. She says illegal votes helped Washington win. Washington defeated Hill by 90 votes in a September 14th runoff. That includes 251 absentee votes for Washington and 51 for Hill. Hill's attorney wants to inspect the absentee ballots for any evidence of tampering.
Montgomery, AL – Governor Bob Riley is calling the end of the special session a great victory for Alabama taxpayers. The session concluded early Tuesday when the legislature approved a package of bills to address health insurance costs for state employees. Riley says the reform package will save the state more than 300 million dollars during the next five years. The governor is expected to sign the bills at 10:30 Wednesday morning in the Old Archives Room of the State Capitol.