MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Gov. Kay Ivey today signed Executive Order 4, which prohibits appointment of a registered lobbyist to a position on a state board or commission.

The act’s preamble explains that “the appointment of lobbyists to positions of authority … raises conflicts of interests, both actual and perceived, and thereby undermines essential public trust and confidence in the integrity of government …”

“As Governor, I, and my office, have the responsibility to appoint members to various boards and commissions,” Ivey said. “To have a government for and by the people, the people should be appointed to serve on state entities, not lobbyists who have an interest in representing their client rather than representing the folks of Alabama.”

The Governor’s Executive Order immediately applies to all members of the executive branch and to the governing boards of Alabama’s four-year colleges and universities if they choose to adopt a resolution accordingly.

Today marked the 94th day of Gov. Ivey’s administration.

Lee Perryman for SylacaugaNews.com | © 2017, SylacaugaNews.com/Marble City Media LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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