In “Hail Mary” Hubbard Subpoenas Governor

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 By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—In what is being described as both a fit of desperation and a Hail-Mary pass, Speaker Mike Hubbard, (R-Auburn) has filed subpoenas for Governor Robert Bentley (R), Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis and the Custodian of Records for the Ethics Commission, according to a filing by the Attorney General’s Office late Monday.

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Lathan Meets With Laura Bush

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, March 26 former First Lady Laura Bush was in Homewood at Samford University.  Alabama Republican Party Chairwoman Terry Lathan called the wife of former President George W. Bush a, “First Class Lady.”

In a statement on Monday, March, Chairwoman Lathan said, “Speaking of ladies, it was an honor to attend Samford University’s Department of Education’s 100th Year

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Riley Alabama Figure Head for Florida-Owned SGO

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Federal filings show that an Alabama scholarship granting organization (SGO) is actually a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida nonprofit.

Former Gov. Bob Riley has promoted his Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund (AOSF) as if it were the soul of the State’s Accountability Act. Yet, it is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Florida-based Step Up For Students, Inc. (SUFS) headed by John T

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Hubbard Cries Prosecutorial Misconduct

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Politcal Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) once again uses complaints from a disgraced Deputy Attorney General to justify dismissal of the felony charges against him.

In his court filing on Monday, Hubbard’s attorney, J. Mark White rehashes a series of complaints filed by former Deputy

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Stutts Becomes Pariah (Opinion)

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

Newly-minted State Senator Dr. Larry Stutts (R-Sheffield) a OB/GYN wants to keep the government out of the exam room, especially when it comes to the field of women’s health; an area in which he would seem to be qualified.

Many would agree with him that most medical decisions should be between a woman and her doctor, without fear of the government meddling. But, we also want to keep our

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Public Hearing on SB 289 on Monday, April 6

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Senate Bill 289 would repeal a 1998 law requiring that insurance companies pay for a 48 hour hospital stay following natural child births and longer for caesarian section.  Passage would allow insurance companies to send women and infants home sooner following deliveries and save money.  Critics warn that potential complications could result in potentially some loss of life.

The earlier legislation

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We have to make sure women are getting the care they need

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by Rep. Darrio Melton 

Expecting a child is one of the most exciting, terrifying and joyous time for a family. An expectant mother usually has a list of questions, plans and preparations to get ready for the big day, but whether she’ll get the appropriate level of care at the hospital shouldn’t have to be on the list with diapers and burp cloths.

But soon, expectant mothers in Alabama might have more to worry about than just

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Code of Honor: What Does it Mean?

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By Larry Sims

To convince Americans to ratify the Constitution, James Madison offered this contribution: “If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and

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Zeigler Charges that Public Dollars were Used to Promote Tax Increase

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, March 31 voters in Baldwin County go to the polls to decide whether or not they want to pay higher taxes to support the Baldwin County School System.  On Monday State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) charged that the Baldwin County School Board has misappropriated existing tax dollars to promote a “yes” vote on their referendum.

State Auditor Jim Zeigler wrote on Facebook, “Over $210,000

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Revisions to Accountability Act Would Keep Riley SGO from Failure

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Current legislation before the State Senate Finance and Taxation Education Committee changes the terms of the Alabama Accountability Act to potentially benefit one particular Scholarship Granting Organization (SGO). The primary beneficiary of the revised law would appear to be the Florida-owned SGO led by former Governor Bob Riley (Riley’s SGO is a whole subsidiary of Florida-based

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