- Bob Bentley could be impeached by week's end
- State Treasurer Kay Ivey would take over as the Yellowhammer State's next governor
(CNN)Alabama Gov. Bob Bentley -- dubbed the "Luv Guv" after a high-profile affair with a former staffer -- faces impeachment hearings this week. It's possible that he could be gone from the governor's office before even Friday. To help explain what brought Bentley to this point and where things might go next, I reached out to Montgomery Advertiser state government reporter Brian Lyman. Our conversation, conducted via email and lightly edited for flow, is below.