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Hubbard Wants Crony to Receive More Money from State

By Bill Britt
Alabama Political Reporter 

MONTGOMERY—The Republican controlled Contract Review Permanent Legislative Oversight Committee was scheduled to meet in Montgomery on Thursday to consider, once again, approving a fat contract for one of Speaker Mike Hubbard’s cronies. 

Hubbard, who is indicted on 23 felony counts of public corruption, wants taxpayers to foot the bill for a $96,000 contract for David Azbell, the co- author of his vanity tome, “Stealing the State House.”

Azbell is a political operative with a history of sexual harassment in the work place, as well as producing semi-pornographic videos, extolling the virtues of Las Vegas, and mocking Christmas.

Azbell has, for the last three years, received $96,000 a year in taxpayer money to, “provide strategic communications and public relations services to members of the House Majority Caucus,” according to the selling points on the contract proposal.

However, several lawmakers have said they have never seen a work product from Azbell. 

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Over the last four years, Azbell has received over $300,000 in State funds, and few know what he has actually done for the money.

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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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