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Stealing The Statehouse?


taint_use3The 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.

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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


Will Justice Be Delayed?, 10 August 2015

Mike Hubbard’s Depravity, 07 August 2015

Panic Over Campaign Cash for Legal Defense, 05 August 2015

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Hubbard Uses Judge’s Words To Spin Continuance, 04 August 2015

Testimony Says Former Chief Deputy Directed Secret Recordings, 31 July 2015

Hubbard Will Kill Ethics Laws To Save Himself: Opinion, 24 July 2015

Hubbard Wants Ethics Laws He Passed Declared Unconstitutional, 23 July 2015

Change of Venue Not Possible, 09 July 2015

Political Corruption and Asymmetric Information: Opinion, 08 July 2015

Questions Remain About $250 Million “Advance”, 06 July 2015

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Hubbard Hauls in Millions: Opinion, 29 June 2015

State Answers Hubbard’s Motions to Dismiss, 25 June 2015

Mark White Says Hubbard is Innocent of All 23 Counts, 25 June 2015

Chief Investigator Leaves Attorney General’s Office, 24 June 2015

Judge to Hold Hearing on Subpoenas in Hubbard Criminal Case, 23 June 2015

Hubbard Says He is Anti-Gambling, 23 June 2015

What Lies Within: Opinion, 22 June 2015

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Titanic Failure (Opinion), 05 June 2015

Lobbyist Banned, Rumors About Buying Legislators, 03 June 2015

Well Past Time For Hubbard To Go (Opinion), 01 June 2015

Sisson Always Does Things The Right Way (Opinion), 29 May 2015

Attorney General Answers Questions In Hubbard Case, 28 May 2015

Hubbard’s Attorneys Sue DOJ for Hart’s Records, 27 May 2015

Former Chief of Staff, Deputy AG, Investigator, Part of Web in Hubbard Case, 26 May 2015

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Attorney General’s Investigator Terminated For Conspiring To Undermine Hubbard Case, 21 May 2015

Hubbard Selling Out (But Not What You Think), 21 May 2015

When The Shoe Is On The Other Foot: Opinion, 18 May 2015

One Ball, Two Strikes For Hubbard’s Legal Team, 14 May 2015

Hubbard Becomes “Unhinged” Over Republican No Vote on Tax Hike, 07 May 2015

Influential Republican Voice Calls for Speaker’s Removal, 07 May 2015

Hubbard Plan Will Raise Taxes, Give Poarch Creek Tribe Monopoly (Opinion), 06 May 2015

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Rep. Ball Says He’s a Target for Speaking Out, 28 April 2015

Investigator with Ties to Former Deputy AG Terminated, 27 April 2015

The Reason I Go To Work (Opinion), 24 April 2015

Meeting with Criminal Defense Brings Day to Abrupt End, 23 April 2015

Ball Wants To Limit Investigation Into Lawmakers, 17 April 2015

Hubbard Motions Hearing Summary, 16 April 2015

Special Grand Jury Still Empaneled to Investigate Hubbard, Others, 15 April 2015

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Conformity: A Most Dangerous State of Affairs (Opinion), 15 April 2015

New Court Filings Show Matrix of Overlapping Attorneys May Have Shared Privileged Information, 14 April 2015

Hubbard’s Plot: Opinion, 09 April 2015

Judge Rejects Defense Attempt to Turn Hubbard Hearing into Media Circus, 07 April 2015

Bentley Subpoena Another Distraction, 01 April 2015

In “Hail Mary” Hubbard Subpoenas Governor, 31 March 2015

Hubbard Cries Prosecutorial Misconduct, 31 March 2015

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Code of Honor: What Does it Mean?, 31 March 2015

Hubbard Suggested He and Riley Run Shadow Party, 26 March 2015

Court Filing Show Cozy Relationship With Reporters, 24 March 2015

New Court Documents Show Grand Jury Leaks To Defense, 23 March 2015

White Wants More, 06 March 2015

Stealing the State House: His Own Words Condemn Him, 06 March 2015

Hubbard Ignored Warnings, 04 March 2015

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Simon and Garfunkel’s Comeback in Alabama, 04 March 2015

Revelations Lead to Calls for Hubbard’s Resignation, 03 March 2015

The Trouble With Hubbard And The Path Ahead, 03 March 2015

Hubbard Cries Poor With Millions In Assets, 02 March 2015

Hubbard Wasn’t Broke, But Motivated by Anger and Envy, 02 March 2015

Prosecution Response to Hubbard Motion Suggests Long List of Potential Witnesses, 02 March 2015

Email to House Members re: Hubbard: “God help us all”, 02 March 2015

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Hubbard’s Alleged Crimes Detailed In New Court Filings, 27 February 2015

Remember The Number 23, 27 February 2015

Hubbard’s Alternative Theory, 23 February 2015

The Wages of Fear and Silent Consent, 18 February 2015

Why Did Reagan Retain Baxley/Riley In The Fall of 2013?, 15 February 2015

Using Campaign Donations For Legal Defense: Back Story, 13 February 2015

Is Hubbard Breaking The Law With Criminal Defense Payments?, 10 February 2015

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Could This Be Who Is Paying Hubbard’s Legal Fees?, 06 February 2015

A Lie Masquerading As A Reason, 04 February 2015

Paris Group Buys Company With Ties To Hubbard Indictment, 03 February 2015

Three Out Of Four Speakers Step Down, 02 February 2015

Hubbard Trial Set for October, 30 January 2015

Media Silence Is The Key To Hubbard’s Survival, 27 January 2015

Auburn Board Member Asks Bentley To Kill Hubbard Investigation, 26 January 2015

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Hubbard Solicits Bentley To Quash Investigation, 23 January 2015

Public Corruption: “When Principles End and Only Opportunism Prevails.”, 20 January 2015

Hubbard Takes To The Airwaves, 19 January 2015

Ninety-Nine House Members To Become Witnesses For The Defense?, 16 January 2015

The House Has Brought Dishonor Upon Our State, 14 January 2015

Mike Hubbard Re-Elected As Speaker, 14 January 2015

Will Hubbard Use His Office To Punish?, 14 January 2015

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“Leaks,” Accusations, Paper Trail, 12 January 2015

Hubbard Filing Seeks To Muzzle State, 09 January 2015

White Lies: 2013 Letter Acknowledges Criminal Investigation, 09 January 2015

Hubbard’s Indictments: The Company Behind Count 10, 06 January 2015

Is Talk Radio Part Of Hubbard’s Defense Strategy?, 05 January 2015

Hubbard Files Yet Another Motion, 24 December 2014

Hubbard Files Three Motions To Dismiss (Motions Provided), 22 December 2014

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Is Conspiracy At Play To Thwart Justice In Hubbard Case?, 15 December 2014

Is Conspiracy At Play To Thwart Justice In Hubbard Case?, 15 December 2014

Big Luther Blasts Sonny Reagan For Leaking Corruption Trial Information, 12 December 2014

Internal Memo Gives Reasons Reagan Terminated, 11 December 2014

Attorney General Ignores Request For Info on Reagan and Rumors, 10 December 2014

State Says “No” To Hubbard’s Request, 09 December 2014

A Moral Crisis Within State Government, 02 December 2014

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Once Again White Spins The Press, 25 November 2014

APR Speaks with Acting Attorney General W. Van Davis, 24 November 2014

US Attorney General Charges President Obama With 23 Counts Of Felony Public Corruption, 24 November 2014

Davis Addresses False Allegations Made by Hubbard and His Attorney, 19 November 2014

Hubbard Attorney Reacts To Davis Statements, 19 November 2014

Van Davis Releases Statement Regarding Hubbard, 18 November 2014

Hubbard Granted Continuance While PR Blitzkrieg Rages, 18 November 2014

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Hubbard Solicited And Received $600K For Failing Printing Business, 17 November 2014

Hubbard’s Attorneys Ask State To Identify Witnesses Mental Health, Drug Abuse and More, 13 November 2014

Hubbard Lobbying Governor Tied to $78 Million Dollar RSA Loan, 11 November 2014

Hubbard Pleads Not Guilty, Asks For More Time, 10 November 2014

Hubbard Reelected: What Were They Thinking?, 10 November 2014

Mike Hubbard Re-Elected As Speaker, 07 November 2014

If Hubbard Were In U.S. House, He Would Have To Step Down, 05 November 2014

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Opinion: The Good Germans said, “Ich Wusste Nicht Uber Es.”, 04 November 2014

Caucus Fealty Vote: Does Anyone Have The Numbers?, 04 November 2014

Republican House Caucus to Elect Speaker Nov. 6, 03 November 2014

The Trouble with Mike, 29 October 2014

Did Hubbard Use Campaign Donations to Post Bail?, 29 October 2014

Hubbard’s Rally a Disgrace, 23 October 2014

Hubbard Says He Never Misused Office, 23 October 2014

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Hubbard Presser: A Theater of the Absurd, 22 October 2014

Special Commentary: Thoughts on a Scandal, 22 October 2014

Hubbard Sends Email of Woe To Caucus, 22 October 2014

Armistead Hopes Hubbard is Not Convicted, 22 October 2014

Hubbard Arrested, Charged with 23 Felony Counts, 21 October 2014

Chronology of the Hubbard Scandal, 21 October 2014

Reaction to Hubbard Indictments, 21 October 2014

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BREAKING NEWS: Davis Announces Arrest of Mike Hubbard, 20 October 2014

Special Commentary: A Frenzy of Lies, Rumors and Manipulation, 18 October 2014

Ethics Director Denies Complaint Against Hubbard, 29 September 2014

Expect More Fake Outrage from the Hubbard/Riley Spin Machine, 29 September 2014

Leaked Letter Designed to Discredit Hubbard Investigation, 26 September 2014

Unmasking the Jackals: Inside the AG Conspiracy, 22 September 2014

Deputy Attorney General Caught Leaking Grand Jury Information to Those Under Investigation, 19 September 2014

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Court Denies Deputy Attorney General Motion to Quash His Testimony Before Lee County Grand Jury, 17 September 2014

Hubbard “Obsessed” with $200K Renovation of Committee Room, 15 September 2014

Hart Says Moore’s Attorneys Pinned Hopes On “Hail Mary” Defense, 12 September 2014

Hubbard To Use “Pledge” To Retain Speaker’s Seat Even If Indicted, 10 September 2014

Hubbard Investigation May Reach Inside RSA and Commerce, 09 September 2014

Moore’s Team Wants More Time to Prepare a Defense, 09 September 2014

Cutting Through Smoke, Mirrors and Partisan Divide, 09 September 2014

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Hubbard Doesn’t Have 9 of 9 Justices In His Pocket, 08 September 2014

Supreme Court Rules Against Indicted Lawmaker: Moore Trial to Go Forward, 05 September 2014

…And Justice For All, 03 September 2014

Is Speaker Hubbard Planning to Purchase Justice?, 01 September 2014

Deadline Passes for Arguments in Rep. Barry Moore Case, 21 August 2014

The Speaker Says, “Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire” And I Believe Him (Opinion), 19 August 2014

Sources Link AG’s Chief Deputy to Plot to Remove Hart from Hubbard Investigation, 18 August 2014

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Hubbard’s Dominion: VA US Senate Candidate Entangled By Speaker’s Woes, 14 August 2014

Which Candidates Received “Toxic” Money?, 12 August 2014

Riley/Hubbard Funding of Non-Profit Raises Serious Questions, 08 August 2014

Sorting Through the Speaker’s Dirty Laundry, 06 August 2014

Hubbard’s Outgoing Chief of Staff Was One of State’s Top Paid Officials, 06 August 2014

Rep. Mike Hubbard Must Resign His Speaker’s Post, 05 August 2014

Leaked Report Reveals Facts on Hubbard/RSLC, 04 August 2014

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Rep. Barry Moore’s Flurry of Legal Filings Answered (W/ 8 attachments), 04 August 2014

Supreme Court May Decide Fate of Lee County Grand Jury, 04 August 2014

Hubbard Continues Paying Attorneys with Campaign Cash, 03 August 2014

AL.COM Columnist Shares a Drink with Hubbard’s Attorney, 24 July 2014

Moore Seeks Stay Of Felony Trial (With Petition), 16 July 2014

Ethics Director Changes Tune on Knowledge of Hubbard Malfeasance, 30 June 2014

Claims of Political Prosecution: A Dishonest Rendering Of The Facts, 30 June 2014

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APCI CEO Speaks Out on Wren, Silent on the Speaker, 23 June 2014

Judge Says Davis Has Authority, Hubbard’s Attorney Questions Judge, 16 June 2014

BREAKING NEWS: Judge Denies Dismissal in Moore Case, Hubbard Named as Subject of Investigation, 13 June 2014

Mike Hubbard’s “Liberal Special Interests”, 10 June 2014

The High Cost of Public Corruption, 09 June 2014

Indicted Representative Moore: “I’ll win the race and the case” 06 June 2014

Trial Date Set for Rep. Barry Moore, 05 June 2014

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Riley’s PAC Hands Out Big Money to Barry Moore and Others, 28 May 2014

Did Hubbard Embezzle Money? 27 May 2014

State Files Brief in Moore Case, 23 May 2014

Storming the Courthouse: The Road to Lee County, 22 May 2014

Hubbard Has Five Attorneys at Moore Hearing, 21 May 2014

Two Mayors Testify in Lee County, Hubbard Appears To Be Central Target, 20 May 2014

Rep. Clouse Spotted at Lee County Courthouse, 14 May 2014

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Busting the Speaker: Has Hubbard Been Indicted?, 14 May 2014

Hubbard Pays Moore’s Way, 12 May 2014

State Answers Motion to Dismiss in Moore Case, 08 May 2014

Moore Says Pipkin Phone Call Recording Was “Illegal Wiretap,” 07 May 2014

Lee County Grand Jury to Reconvene Next Week, 06 May 2014

Hubbard Accepted a Bribe, But Continues to Spin, 05 May 2014

Moore Receives Big Cash Donation from Hubbard Just Days After Arrest, 02 May 2014

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Moore’s Attorney Says Ethics Law “Contrary to US Constitution,” Asks For Case’s Dismissal, 02 May 2014

Who Knew What And When: Wren’s Statement of Facts, 28 April 2014

Spinning a Web of Excuses, 28 April 2014

Bringing Down (The Speaker of) The House: Grand Jury Moves Closer to Hubbard, 25 April 2014

Hubbard Issues Statement on Moore Arrest, 24 April 2014

Indictment Documents Include Transcript of Matt Hart Questioning Moore, 24 April 2014

Rep. Moore Indicted, Arrested on Four Felonies, 24 April 2014

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Moore Sought Legislation That Could Have Led To Personal Gain, 15 April 2014

Testimony and Ethics Chief Contradict Hubbard’s Press Statements, 14 April 2014

Hubbard Is A Crook!, 14 April 2014

Speaker on Offense, Already Fumbling, 14 April 2014

Former Rep. Wren Lied to Law Enforcement Before Plea, 11 April 2014

Hubbard Casts 12 Votes to Favor Consulting Client (W/Audio of Sumner), 08 April 2014

Dropping the Mike: Wren Deal Damns Hubbard, 08 April 2014

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Hubbard Critical of Media Coverage of Wren Scandal, 08 April 2014

Is Hubbard Using Campaign Funds Illegally?, 07 April 2014

Greg Wren’s Plea Agreement, 07 April 2014

Hubbard’s Campaign Money Goes to Criminal Defense Lawyers, 04 April 2014

The Governor and the Speaker: Differing Views on Wren Conviction, 04 April 2014

White Lies, Hubbard’s Contract with APCI Not Vetted or Disclosed, 03 April 2014

Greg Wren’s Prescription for Alabama: A Breakdown, 02 April 2014

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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

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Bill Britt is editor-in-chief at the Alabama Political Reporter and host of The Voice of Alabama Politics. You can email him at [email protected] or follow him on Twitter.



Our state needs to improve this year. Get vaccinated, don’t be a jerk, and by all means, let’s try to make 2022 better.

Featured Opinion

The AG's office finally filed its redacted transcripts of Hubbard's prison phone calls. Numerous pages are completely redacted.


The was a hearing without notice, a motion without opposition and redactions that could leave the public in the dark.

Featured Opinion

The public deserves to know the names of those who aided Hubbard and those who resisted his entreaties.