Editorial: Mike Hubbard

Editorial: Mike Hubbard

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Lost in the national news of the day, our now former Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard was sentenced to four years in state prison on Friday. The verdict will be appealed, but for now the first of three political embarrassments has reached a conclusion. A jury of his peers has determined that Mike Hubbard broke the law and he will now serve his time and pay his fines.

The amount of taxpayer money spent to prosecute him would probably stagger us all. Speaking of taxpayer dollars there is a rumor that a special session could happen as early as late August. This would be to do something with the unfinished Medicaid funding issue, and, just a guess, but to further discuss Governor Bentley's pending impeachment. Again… all on the backs of the taxpayers.

Consider this. While the national events are very important and worth paying attention to, let's not forget about our own issues here at home. We all have people representing us at the state capital. Most of them are hard working men and women who  are trying to do the right thing. For some reason it has just been easier to do, not get things done.

Make it a point to let your representative know how you feel about the waste of tax payer's dollars on special sessions and prosecuting those that were elected to serve us.

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