Talks for Alabama governor to resign under way – lawmaker

Talks for Alabama governor to resign under way - lawmakerTalks that could lead to Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s resignation were under way on Monday, as a legislative panel began impeachment proceedings on accusations stemming from his relationship with a former adviser, a state lawmaker and a local news website said. Bentley’s lawyers have been involved in negotiations for the governor to step down, likely by Wednesday, reported, citing unnamed sources in Montgomery, the state capital. State Representative Jack Williams said in a telephone interview that the second-term Republican governor could step down as early as Monday, but that the discussions could also break down without an agreement.

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