Mobile, Ala. (May 20, 2003) -- While President Bush was busy touting a new tax cut package, the freshman governor of Alabama was poised Monday to unveil a billion-dollar-plus package of tax hikes for the cash-strapped state.

Gov. Bob Riley, a conservative Republican who served for six years in Congress, called a special legislative session on Monday to explain the initiative, which will be presented to state voters as an all-or-nothing deal.

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