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GOP's Financial Dealings in 2010 Takeover of the Statehouse

The following stories are related to the 2010 GOP takeover of the Statehouse.

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster Printing: Part One, Failure at the Door

MONTGOMERY—Since revelations about Craftmaster’s bankruptcy first came to light in 2006, its owners have tried to paint it as a non-event. No one characterized the bankruptcy, "nothing to see here," more than company co-owner and current Republican Speaker of the Alabama House, Mike Hubbard. 

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Grand Jury Subpoenas Hubbard’s Records

MONTGOMERY—A Special Grand Jury has subpoenaed records concerning Alabama Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn). According to three sources with intimate knowledge of the investigation, a Special Grand Jury led by the Public Corruption Unit of the Alabama Attorney General’s Office is gathering documents related to Hubbard’s time as Chairman of the ALGOP.

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“Storming the Statehouse” and the game of quid pro quo 

MONTGOMERY—Quid pro quo, Latin for "this for that," is better understood as I give you something and you give me something. This “something for something” appears to be a key strategy used by the man who led the GOP takeover of the Alabama Statehouse in 2010.

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Gambling Money Linked to 2010 GOP Takeover of Alabama Senate

MONTGOMERY—The slowly unfolding story of gaming money being solicited by GOP Leadership in 2010 has reached a new level with the revelation that GOP senate candidates appear to have received over $200,000 in laundered gambling money. 

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Threats, Lies and bullying, the unfortunate blowback to a story

MONTGOMERY—It would be nice to believe that the first amendment concerning freedom of the press was the founder’s denunciation of all double-speak, subterfuge, lies and cover-ups.

Freedom of the press encompasses many things, The right to report the truth without fear of reprisal should be one of them but it is not. 

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