Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 10/30/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserSome Ala. shelters won’t allow adoptions of black cats close to Halloween

Montgomery AdvertiserVance raises, spends more than Moore in chief justice race during last reporting period

Montgomery AdvertiserSuperstorm Sandy has little effect on River Region, Alabama

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Daily Headlines, Monday, 10/29/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserSupreme Court ruling nears on Shelby County challenge to Voting Rights Act

Montgomery AdvertiserJury selection in sexual abuse trial for former Ala. legislator starts today

Montgomery AdvertiserBryson, Daniels-Smoke vie for Elmore County Commission seat

Montgomery AdvertiserVolunteers make [...]

Daily Headlines, Sunday, 10/28/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAriz. think tank drafts wording for 2 Ala. amendments

Montgomery AdvertiserAlvin Benn’s Al Benn’s Alabama: Heroism then and now: A pair of Silver Stars awarded

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. congressional incumbents see smooth path to re-election

Montgomery AdvertiserAmendment 4: [...]

Daily Headlines, Saturday, 10/27/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserTwo men inducted into Alabama Military Hall of Honor

Montgomery AdvertiserKudzu bugs spreading through area, tough to control

Montgomery AdvertiserMeadows wants state to take over Montgomery Public Schools, appoint interim superintendent

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama leaders support push for [...]

Daily Headlines, Friday, 10/26/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserKudzu bugs spreading through area, tough to control

Montgomery AdvertiserAmendment 4 criticized

Huntsville TimesHuntsville now the mortgage holder for Mirabeau Gated Community apartments

Huntsville TimesLimestone residents living ‘new normal’ 18 months after April 27, 6 months after [...]

Daily Headlines, Thursday, 10/25/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserEducation Trust Fund budget avoids cuts

Montgomery AdvertiserSilver-Haired Legislature votes on issues important to seniors

Montgomery Advertiser‘Justice Bus’ gives out free legal advice

Montgomery AdvertiserBice: MPS grade inquiry may be quick

Montgomery AdvertiserPrattville [...]

Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 10/24/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserRoby starts leadership PAC

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Local historian gets political fix dissecting presidential debates

Montgomery AdvertiserBP wants court to approve Gulf oil-spill deal despite objections

Montgomery AdvertiserPrimaries Tuesday for 2 vacant Alabama House seats

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Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 10/23/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserPrimaries Tuesday for 2 vacant Alabama House seats

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama to seek stiffer voter fraud penalties

Montgomery AdvertiserBridging history: Hundreds honor retiring Archive director

Montgomery AdvertiserLicensing boards not yet complying with provision inAlabama’s immigration law

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Daily Headlines, Sunday, 10/21/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Return to yesteryear with ‘Yellow Cat’ memoir

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. congressional incumbents hit campaign trail to help others in their party

Montgomery AdvertiserNovember amendment could limit union organizing

Montgomery AdvertiserExclusive: Tracking gambling money – Were [...]

Daily Headlines, Saturday, 10/20/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama unemployment rate falls for first time since April

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer secretary of state Worley pleads guilty to soliciting support from campaign office staff

Montgomery AdvertiserCity of Montgomery works to finish demolitions on Maxwell Boulevard

Huntsville TimesBullying [...]

Daily Headlines, Friday, 10/19/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery mayor asks media to ‘shut up’ about grade-change allegations until investigation complete

Huntsville TimesBullying again at heart of Huntsville board meeting as Grissom JROTC cadets defend instructor

Huntsville TimesFriday last commission meeting for Mike Gillespie, Faye Dyer, Jerry Craig

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Daily Headlines, Thursday, 10/18/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAmendment 8 lets voters cut legislators’ pay

Montgomery AdvertiserState Brief: Bentley appoints Phillips to ADMH board of trustees

Montgomery AdvertiserFederal court rejects rehearing request on portions of Alabama immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserEXCLUSIVE: Two MPS employees say they [...]

Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 10/17/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserLooming budget cuts will ‘hollow out our military,’ U.S. Rep. Martha Roby says

Montgomery Advertiser19 in Alabama exposed to recalled medicine; injections linked to outbreak of meningitis

Montgomery AdvertiserRed Bay youth shows real head for cabbage

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Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 10/16/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserPast scenes of Phenix City rise from the ashes in mural

Montgomery AdvertiserGov. Robert Bentley unveils voluntary retirement plan for state employees

Montgomery AdvertiserCouncilman pushes for draft beer sales in Prattville

Montgomery AdvertiserPanel will investigate allegations of [...]

Daily Headlines, Monday, 10/15/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. veterans relive war memories on B-17 flight

Montgomery AdvertiserTVA pension fund shortfall costs ratepayers nearly $1.3B

Birmingham NewsAlabama industry report: Mercedes-Benz builds M-Class in India, Honda Pilot’s brakes investigated

Birmingham NewsFlorence school board member quits over [...]

Legislative Dispatch

A Look from the Rearview Mirror

This Thursday will mark the last day of the legislative Session.  For some, it was a Session that seemed would never end.  For others, it was one that ended much too quickly.  It may be early, yet, to write an obit on this Session, but as we approach the finish line, some perspective may be in order.

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Putting Students First

As you know, a very important piece of legislation will be presented for our consideration in the House tomorrow in Montgomery – Senate Bill 310 – the “Students First” tenure and fair dismissal reform bill. Like me, many House members have been inundated with phone calls and emails from opponents of this bill, and some have been [...]

Legislative Transparency

There are a lot of issues to debate before we begin the final days of this session. In fact, I am quite certain there will be some comments on this post debating many of them. Before we get into the last seven day of the session I wanted to bring up a topic that [...]


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