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Stealing the Statehouse

Speaker Urges Members to Arrive Early in Montgomery Where He Will be Waiting in His Limo

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter

MONTGOMERY—Speaker Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) is urging many members of the Alabama House of Representatives to come to Montgomery on Monday night.

This is to avoid the severe winter weather that is predicted to effect much of the Northern and North Central part of the state.

The email asking legislators to returned to Montgomery early was sent by House legislative analyst Sommer Vaughn.

Vaughn, closes her note by writing, “Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you this week!”

Just a couple of weeks ago many members of the House and Senate became trapped for hours in their cars as they tried to make it to Montgomery or back home.

They were given no special compensation or help by law-enforcement as they made their ways along the state’s ice covered roads.

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The one legislator who did not have to worry about the dire conditions was Speaker Hubbard who is provided a State SUV and a State Trooper as his driver.

This luxury is also provided to the Speaker Pro Tem of the House and the President of the Senate.

However, those legislators have chosen to forego such expensive trappings of power to save taxpayer dollars. Speaker Hubbard continues to be squired about in his taxpayer provided his limo.

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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.



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