State senators to make push to abolish Lt. Gov. office

Two state senators want to get rid of the Lt. Governor's office. Democratic Senator Keith Ingram and Republican Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr. will lead a bi-partisan effort to abolish the office when the legislature convenes in January. The move will require the approval of voters through a new constitutional amendment. If it were to pass, the proposal would make the Attorney General the first in line to succeed the Governor, if necessary. The office of Lt. Governor has been vacant since February when Mark Darr resigned over ethics violations. Republican Congressman Tim Griffin, Democrat John Burkhalter, and Libertarian Christopher Olson are running for the seat.