GOP Already Planning for '05

Montgomery, AL – Republican legislators have revealed their agenda for next year. It includes a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Nearly a dozen states approved similar measures last week. The Republican party hopes the proposal will pass the legislature and be placed on the 2006 general election ballot. That's the same ballot that will include the state's gubernatorial and legislative elections. The Republican plan also includes an end to annual property reappraisals. Governor Bob Riley supports the annual reviews. But, he says he isn't concerned about Republican caucuses pushing their own agendas. The legislature's 2005 regular session will begin February first.