Statement of Luther Winn on Behalf of Greenetrack

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By Luther Winn

Today marks yet another sad chapter in a long history of partisan harassment of our operations. The attempts by the Alabama Attorney General to go after Greenetrack for legitimate gaming compelled us to suspend an aspect of our gaming in an abundance of caution.

Such targeting by the Attorney General is clearly a blatant political maneuver meant to undermine and damage our efforts to expand our operations into other states

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Search Warrants Served at Four Casinos in Greene County

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MONTGOMERY—Attorney General Luther Strange announced that four search warrants were served today at four separate casinos in Greene County through a joint effort by law enforcement agents from the Attorney General’s Office and the Alabama Department of Public Safety. This law enforcement action was taken in response to alleged illegal gambling operations. The search warrants were served this morning at Greenetrack and

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Wren Tells Sunday School Class He Will be Indicted

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Sunday, State Representative Greg Wren (R-Montgomery) confessed to his Sunday School class at the First Baptist Church of Montgomery that he would soon be indicted on criminal charges by the State’s Attorney General’s Office, according to sources with intimate knowledge of the events.

Wren’s pending indictment may be tied to his effort to place 23 words into the State’s 2013

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Moore, Hubbard Plot Intercepted in Job Killing, Political Retribution Scheme

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By Bill BrittAlabama Political Reporter MONTGOMERY—Evidence gathered by the Alabama Political Reporter shows that Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) and Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) threatened to kill more than 100 jobs in Moore’s home district, as political retribution against Moore’s primary campaign opponent. Barry Moore and Speaker of the House

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GOP Chairman Accuses Foundation of “Dirty, Potentially Unlawful, Political Tricks”

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—On Friday, Chairman of the ALGOP Bill Armistead leveled a barrage of attacks on the Alabama Foundation for Limited Government. Armistead claims that the organization is participating in “Dirty, Potentially Unlawful, Political Tricks.”

In a press release, Armistead called the group “elusive,” complaining about the “Take The Pledge” television advertisements the Foundation

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Hubbard, Storming the Steak House

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By Lee Hedgepeth
Alabama Political Reporter

According to campaign finance reports in November of last year, and with the 2014 elections exactly a year away, Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard spent hundreds of dollars from his campaign coffers on food from high-end restaurants, including nearly $200 at the famous Smith & Wollensky, a gourmet steak house with locations in New York City, Chicago, Miami Beach, Las Vegas and other large

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McKinney Touts Qualifications

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

As the Republican Primary draws near candidates are working hard to distance themselves from their competitors.  In a year where Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) appears to be sailing to his party’s nomination, the Secretary of State race is shaping up to be one of the most interesting contests.  Former Montgomery county Probate Judge Reese McKinney’s (R) is one of three candidates

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Republican Assembly Endorses Bentley

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Saturday, March 29 the Alabama Republican Assembly met to hear from candidates and to make their official endorsements for the 2014 Republican Primary.  The Alabama Republican Assembly announced their decisions in a written statement on Sunday.

The Republican Assembly endorsed Alabama Governor Robert Bentley (R) for another term as Governor.  Bentley faces both Republican primary opponents

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Ukraine an Opportunity and a Test

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By U.S. Representative Bradley Byrne

As the situation in Ukraine has unfolded over the past weeks, I have watched closely as a member of the House Armed Services Committee. I am gravely concerned with developments that continue to expose this Administration’s dangerously anemic foreign policy. Ukraine is a sovereign nation whose people have demonstrated a strong desire to align themselves with the West. Yet today, we stand on the precipice

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We Need More Women in State Government

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By Minority Leader Rep. Craig Ford 

There is no doubt that I would not be the man I am today had it not been for the women in my life. From my mother to my wife and daughter, they have all shaped who I am. But more importantly, they have also helped shape the community we live in. I have seen in all of them a strength and wisdom that makes me proud, humble and grateful to have them in my life.
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