Some are using a stalking horse to undermine ethics laws

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By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

The greatest challenge before the Alabama State Legislature when it returns in February is not the budget, schools or Medicaid. It is the slight of hand chicanery used to undermine the State’s ethics laws.

Since the conviction of former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard on 12 felony ethics violations, a coordinated effort has been underway to weaken those laws, with particular focus on how

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Reports claim that Bentley may bring Mrs. Mason back to State government

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, November 17, 2016, a source has told the Alabama Political Reporter that embattled Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has discussed bringing former top political advisor Rebekah Caldwell Mason back to Alabama State Government. The agency that hires Mrs. Mason would then loan her back to the Bentley Administration.

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Mac McCutcheon is Selected as New Speaker

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, members of the Alabama House Republican Caucus met in Montgomery to decide which of them would replace disgraced former Representative Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) as the next Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. The House Republican Caucus unanimously affirmed Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Madison) as the group’s nominee for Speaker of the House when lawmakers

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Could Court’s Overturning of Virginia Governor’s Conviction be the Precedent that Frees Siegelman?

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Monday, June 27, Alabama State Auditor Jim Zeigler (R) said in a statement that Monday’s US Supreme Court reversal of bribery convictions of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) could possibly free former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman (D).

Zeigler is a career attorney. The conservative State Auditor said that today’s Supreme Court ruling is “very close to what Siegelman was convicted

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Gaston Will Not Be Candidate for Speaker of the House: McCutcheon Announces Candidacy

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Wednesday, June 22, Acting House Speaker Victor Gaston (R-Mobile) announced in a statement that he will not be a candidate for the Speaker of the Alabama House of Representatives. Rep. Mac McCutcheon (R-Capshaw) announced late on Wednesday that he is running for Speaker of the House.

Acting Speaker Gaston said, “After careful thought and much prayerful consideration, I have decided that I

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Todd Promises Reforms if Elected Speaker

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Most of the Alabama members of the Alabama House of Representatives are straight, male, Republican men. But, that is not deterring the only gay, female, Democrat from declaring her candidacy to be the next Speaker of the House. Not only has State Representative Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) publicly announced her candidacy, she has a list of twelve campaign promises for her House colleagues

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Is There a Link Between Common Core, Illegal Gains Hubbard Received From BCA Chair?

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

According to prosecutors, disgraced Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) made $2.3 million in unethical deals over a four year period. Through it all the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) was there helping Mike Hubbard both professionally and personally,

BCA President and CEO William “Billy” T. Canary, Billy Canary, who is a registered lobbyist, testified that he was part of what he called a

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Lathan Comments on Hubbard Verdict

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Alabama Republican Party Chairman, Terry Lathan, said the party did the right thing when it audited the books revealing possible improprieties by former ALGOP Chairman former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn).

Chairman Lathan said, “With the announcement of Mike Hubbard’s guilty verdicts on twelve felony charges, the Alabama Republican Party is both deeply disappointed one

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Hubbard Sentencing is July 8

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Disgraced former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) will return to the Judge Walker’s Courtroom on July 8 for sentencing.

The former State legislator, former Chairman of the Alabama Republican Party and former co-host of the popular Pat Dye Show, is expected to bring several character witnesses, possibly including former Auburn and Los Angeles Raiders Running Back, Bo Jackson. Hubbard

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Zeigler Takes Issue With Bentley’s “Assigned by God” Claim

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Sunday, June 12, State Auditor Jim Zeigler responded with skepticism toward Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s assertion that he, the Governor, was assigned as Governor by God. Zeigler called Bentley “delusional.”

Gov. Bentley wrote, “Alabama is strong because our people are strong. As leaders we were placed here to serve our people and that is exactly what we are going to continue

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