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Stealing The Statehouse?

 

The following stories are part of an ongoing collection of articles researching the possibility of public corruption within the State of Alabama.

While these articles do not make a judgement, per se, on the illegality of an act, they do record what may be a pattern and practice that appears suspect.

Public corruption is a fatal infection which affects our entire society. It not only endangers our government, but our entire American way of life.

Those who use the power entrusted to them by the people to enrich themselves and their confederates are the worst kind of criminals. They steal from our schools, our neighborhoods, our public projects and our pockets. Worst of all, they betray the sacred trust that good government is founded upon.

“Woe to you Scribes and Pharisees, pretenders, who are like white tombs, which from the outside appear lovely, but from within are full of the bones of the dead and all corruption!”

We promise to follow the trail of public corruption wherever it leads, no party, friend nor foe will deter our efforts.

It is incumbent on the free press to find and chronicle all available information on public corruption.

It is our sincere goal to expose those who betray the public trust and shine a light into the dark corners of politics. With this in mind we submit this continuing investigation into Stealing the Statehouse.

Bill Britt
Editor in Chief

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Wren Tells Sunday School Class He Will be Indicted, Mar 31, 2014

Moore, Hubbard Plot Intercepted in Job Killing, Political Retribution Scheme, Mar 31, 2014

Mike Hubbard: Spender of the House, Mar 27, 2014

Hubbard Routinely Takes Action Favorable to His Biggest Donors, Mar 17, 2014

Hubbard Using Campaign Contributions To Pay Legal Defense Team, Jan 3, 2014

Hubbard Holds Pricey Fundraiser in Capital Days Before Session, Dec 17, 2013

Will Accountability Act be Big Financial Boom for Former Governor and Partner? Dec 16, 2013

Hubbard: Keeping It In The Family, Dec 11, 2013

A New Mailer: Hubbard Seeks to Defend Himself by Blaming Others: Opinion, Dec 9, 2013

Marsh Testifies Six Hours Before Grand Jury; Collins Follows, Dec 4, 2013

Moral Leadership or Political Convenience, Dec 3, 2013

Deny, Distract, Cover-up and Blame Others, Nov 27, 2013

New Mailer Asks “Who Does Mike Hubbard Really Represent?” Nov 26, 2013

Republican Leadership Readies for Hubbard Blood Bath, Nov 25, 2013

Hubbard-Owned Business Printing for Dark Money Foundation, Nov 19, 2013

Hubbard Predicts Indictments, Nov 14, 2013

Alarms Were Raised at Auburn Concerning Hubbard in 2007, Nov 12, 2013

The GOP, Gaming and the Politics of Hypocrisy, Nov 4, 2013

 "Call Before You Dig" into Federal Funds, Hubbard Businesses Prosper from PSC Advertising, Oct 22, 2013

With Legal Fees Mounting, Hubbard Taps Local Bank for Sweetheart $1.06 Million Loan, Oct 14, 2013

Chief of Staff Seen with White-Collar Defense Attorney in Lee County, Oct 11, 2013

Hubbard Gives State Belated Gift of $2000 for Silk Plants Paid for With Campaign Funds, Oct 8, 2013

Hubbard’s Attorney Seeks to Woo Media while Threatening Critics —Opinion, Oct 7, 2013

Hubbard Cleaning Up Messy Campaign PAC? Oct 2, 2013

Hubbard: New Look, New Tone, Not Taking Campaign Contributions, Sept 30, 2013

Threats, Cover-ups and Campaign Cash, Hubbard Style, Sept 23, 2013

Frivolous Lawsuit Against Legislature Dismissed after Speaker Hubbard's Testimony, Sept 18, 2013

$14 Million in Obama Stimulus Money Funded Mike Hubbard Center, Sept 17, 2013

Quiet Planning Behind Scenes to Replace Speaker, Sept 16, 2013

Hubbard in Full Damage Control Promising Big Money/Threatening Lawsuits—Opinion, Sept 12, 2013


Hubbard Closes PAC, Ends Lucrative Contract and Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Attorney, Sept 9. 2013

Hubbard Furnishes Luxury Cloakroom for Legislators at Taxpayer Expense, Sept 21, 2013

Big Tax Hike May Be Linked to Hubbard Contract, Aug 14, 2013

Speaker Hubbard on the Verge —Opinion, Aug 6, 2013

Editorial: Message to Republican Legislators: Big Donors Off-Limits, July 16, 2013

Hubbard PAC’s: Who’s helping protect the incumbents? July 8, 2013

Hubbard Voted to Pass Bill Guaranteeing His Business Client Millions in Medicaid Funds, June 11, 2013

Ethics Chief Approves Speaker Contract, June 10, 2013

The Graftmaster Cometh: Hubbard Strikes Back at Critics, May 3, 2013

Hubbard’s House Conference Hauls in Cash, May 13, 2013

Alabama Shake(Down): Hubbard Style,  May 6, 2013

Are Barron-Johnson indictments a foreshadow of things to come?, Apr 29, 2013

Hubbard Consulting Contract Causes Stir, Apr 8, 2013

Anatomy of a Rigged Bid, Mar 20, 2013

Sealed Bids Delivered to Hubbard, Courier Now Revealed, Mar 14, 2013

Hubbard wildly increases spending in Speaker’s Office over Democrat Seth Hammett, Mar 12, 2013

Editorial: Who is going to make money on the Flexibility Act? Feb 25, 2013

Nonprofit founder claims Bob Riley directed donations to Mike Hubbard-owned businesses, Feb 21, 2013

Majority Strategies, Mike Hubbard, Brett Buerck, Feb 19, 2013

A cautionary tale: Head of Florida GOP Pleads Guilt to enriching himself with donor funds, Feb 12, 2013

Updated: Hubbard Enters Session Under Cloud of Grand Jury Investigation, Feb 6, 2013

Hubbard Reveals Storm PAC, Fundraiser or Pay-to-Play? Jan 16, 2013

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster Printing: Part Two, A Tangled Web to Restructuring, Dec 17, 2012

Audit Finds Craftmasters Made Over $800,000 From Republican Party in 2010 Election, Dec 17, 2012

Mike Hubbard and Craftmaster Printing: Part One, Failure at the Door, Dec 16, 2012

Grand Jury Subpoenas Hubbard’s Records, Dec 13, 2012

GOP's Financial Dealings in 2010 Takeover of the Statehouse, Nov 26, 2012

“Storming the Statehouse” and the game of quid pro quo, Nov 25, 2012

Threats, Lies and bullying, the unfortunate blowback to a story, Nov 2, 2012

UPDATE: 2010: ALGOP finance chairman pays a visit on Poarch Creek Band of Indians, Oct 31, 2012

 

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