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  1. Big Chicken spends big money on Alabama politicsRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | Alabama Live

    As it has grown from a plucky upstart to a national juggernaut over the last three decades, Alabama's chicken industry has dropped plenty of eggs in the baskets of politicians seeking office. The campaign cash is a byproduct of a booming business that sells nearly $4 billion worth of poultry every year.

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  2. Riley's PAC made independent expenditures, but asks candidates to report in-kind contributionsRead the original story

    Wednesday Mar 25 | Votelaw

    Alabama Political Reporter reports: Former Governor's Political Action Committee asked candidates to declare "in-kind" contributions they never requested or received. According to the letters exchanged between then Senate candidate Clyde Chambliss and Jeremiah Mosley, Treasurer of former Gov. Bob Riley's Alabama 2014 PAC, the PAC gave Chambliss over $40,000 in in-kind contributions, which the candidate says he never authorized.

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  3. Hubbard called political rivals 'evil' as ethics probe beganRead the original story

    Monday Mar 23 | Washington Times

    Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard referred to his political rivals as "evil" when it became known he was under investigation, and obtained information about the case from an employee within the attorney general's office, according to personal emails filed in court documents Monday. State prosecutors submitted court filings containing emails between Hubbard and former Gov. Bob Riley in which they discussed the investigation.

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  4. New emails hint Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard had mole in AG's office from the startRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Alabama Live

    These, rather than outlining schemes for making money from his position as Speaker - as previously filed emails did -- purport to show that Hubbard, one of his lawyers, and former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley were for months being briefed on the status of the grand jury investigation by a mole inside the attorney general's office. On Dec. 12, 2012, then-Alabama GOP chair Bill Armistead broke the news to Republican steering committee members that a grand jury had begun asking questions about the party's campaign finance operations during 2010, when Hubbard ran the GOP.

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  5. Meet the men who decide which Alabama prisoners stay and which ones goRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 23 | Alabama Live

    Members of the Alabama Board of Pardons and Paroles from left William Wynne Jr., Cliff Walker and Robert Longshore listen to statements during a hearing Wednesday, March 18, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. The three men who decide which prisoners will leave early and which ones must stay have more a combined 87 years' experience on the board or working as a parole officer.

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  6. Follow the Money: The charter school bill and the Mike Hubbard indictmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 17 | WHNT-TV Huntsville

    Rep. Mike Hubbard posted a video on his Facebook page saying his arrest is nothing more than a political witch hunt. Rep. Mike Hubbard posted a video on his Facebook page saying his arrest is nothing more than a political witch hunt.

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  7. School systems use of tax dollars to promote tax increase is legal according to earlier AG opinionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 6 | WALA

    As Baldwin County voters prepare to head to the polls to decide a proposed tax referendum, questions are being raised about the money the school system is spending to promote the proposed increase. This isn't the first time this issue has come up.

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  8. Dana Siegelman to Attempt to Speak to POTUS Saturday at 50th Observation of Bloody SundayRead the original story

    Friday Mar 6 | PR Log

    Former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman's daughter Dana, despite recent injuries in a hit-and-run accident, has traveled to Selma to convince President Obama of the unjustness of her father's prosecution and conviction and to seek a Presidential Pardon PRLog - March 6, 2015 - SELMA, Ala. -- Newly discovered evidence at the Dept.

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  9. Speaker Mike Hubbard Reported To Have Not Followed Al Ethics Commission InstructionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 4 | RickeyStokesNews.com

    On January 27, 2012, a letter from the Alabama Ethic's Commission cautioned Speaker Mike Hubbard not to use the mantle of his office with regards to his contract with Southeast Alabama Gas District . But, Hubbard ignored their warning on this as well as other "consulting" contracts, according to emails released last Friday by State prosecutors.

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  10. Ala. Supreme Court: Tax credit for private-school parents OKRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Education Week

    The Alabama Supreme Court on Monday upheld a GOP-championed school-choice law that gives tax credits to help some families pay for private school. The justices said the law does not violate restrictions on giving public funds to private, religious schools because the tax credits go to parents and to scholarship program donors, not to the schools.

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  11. Some Democrats question Speaker Mike Hubbard's ability to lead House; Republicans say littleRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 3 | Alabama Live

    Some Democrats in the Alabama House of Representatives say Speaker Mike Hubbard's ability to lead the House is in doubt after the release of documents that prosecutors say provide evidence to support ethics charges against Hubbard. But no Republican legislators contacted by AL.com on Monday withdrew their support for Hubbard, who was reelected speaker by a near unanimous vote in January.

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  12. Ken Hare In Depth: Tax increases likely early focus of legislative sessionRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | WTVM

    The early weeks of the Alabama Legislature are likely to be dominated by one issue -- whether Gov. Robert Bentley can sell his proposed tax increases to the Republican-dominated House and Senate. As the session wears on, other issues will loom big as well, among them prison reform and charter schools.

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  13. Inside the Statehouse: What was Gov. Bentley likely to introduce to legislature?Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | The Trussville Tribune

    The first legislative session of the quadrennium convened this week. It's no secret that the state is broke.

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  14. The 'House of Cards' lesson Mike Hubbard never learnedRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Alabama Live

    In politics, you have a choice. You can have power or money, but not both. Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard tried anyway.

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  15. Representative Paul Lee, Donnie Chesteen, Steve Clouse - Why are You...Read the original story

    Monday Mar 2 | RickeyStokesNews.com

    A very important question to the local delegation of the Alabama Legislature - are you going to begin the Alabama Legislative Session with Mike Hubbard as Speaker of the House? This Friday the prosecution, which is not to be trusted, filed with the Lee County Circuit Clerk a series of emails reported to be from Speaker Mike Hubbard. Those emails paint a large shadow of dishonesty on Speaker Hubbard.

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  16. Mike Hubbard 'witch hunt': The devil is in the emailsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 2 | Alabama Live

    About the writer JD Crowe is the statewide cartoonist for the Alabama Media Group. His work is published in the newspaper on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and online all the time at Al.com.

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  17. State of our state is denial: What Robert Bentley would say if he were honestRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Mar 1 | Alabama Live

    What if our elected officials told the truth? Even if they knew it wasn't what we wanted to hear? What if for a moment, they ignored their handlers, said to hell with the polls, and put their colleagues on the spot to do the same? On Tuesday night, Gov. Robert Bentley will give his fifth State of State address. Here's what he might say if he gave up on the big ruse and gave it to us straight.

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  18. It Is STRANGE On The BP Oil LawsguitRead the original story

    Saturday Feb 28 | RickeyStokesNews.com

    Today in AL.com Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange talks about the BP Oil Lawsuit. Strange says that he is asking for a jury trial against BP in Montgomery.

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  19. Emails: Indicted speaker had financial trouble, sought workRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | Deseret News

    In this Jan. 13, 2015 file photo, Alabama Rep. Mike Hubbard of Auburn, slams down a gavel after he is re-elected speaker of the House during the Alabama Legislature organizational session in Montgomery, Ala. Indicted House Speaker Mike Hubbard was having deepening financial troubles - to the point that he was considering leaving politics - and sought assistance from powerful friends and lobbyists who at times cautioned him about his requests, according to emails included in a prosecution court filing Friday.

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  20. Emails: Indicted house speaker had financial problemsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Feb 27 | WSFA-TV Montgomery

    Newly released court documents in the case against House Speaker Mike Hubbard show the powerful politician was having financial troubles. The court filings are the first look at the evidence against Hubbard, who was indicted on 23 ethics charges.

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