http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1169635050270840.xml&coll=2 – New report raises concerns about state’s waters.
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/070124/switch.shtml – Campaign disclosure report reveals that AEA gave Sen Phil Poole (D-Moundville) $10,000 the day before he switched sides in Senate leadership battle.
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1169633850270840.xml&coll=2 – GOP selects nominee for House District 22, Dems may require runoff.
http://www.al.com/news/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/news/1169633763270840.xml&coll=2 – New poll shows most voters think state is on the right track.
http://www.al.com/opinion/birminghamnews/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1169634900270840.xml&coll=2 – The Birmingham News endorses proposal to increase daily rate paid to state’s foster parents.
http://www.al.com/opinion/mobileregister/index.ssf?/base/opinion/1169634439270940.xml&coll=3 – Press-Register calls for any vote for legislative pay raise to be recorded vote.
http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1169633990271140.xml&coll=1 – Riley pitches tax cut at Huntsville appearance.
http://www.al.com/news/huntsvilletimes/index.ssf?/base/news/1169633887271140.xml&coll=1 – Rep. Alvin Holmes (D-Montgomery) criticizes racial makeup of new lt. governor’s staff.
http://www.gadsdentimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070124/NEWS/701240346/1050/OPINION – The Gadsden Times calls for legislative action on proposal to ban PAC-to-PAC transfer.
http://www.politicalparlor.net/sanders-senate-sketches/senate-sketches-1025/ – “Senate Sketches,” Sen Hank Sanders’ weekly column to for his constituents.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070124/OPINION01/701240320/1012/OPINION – The Montgomery Advertiser says that a recorded vote is “key” to any action on proposed legislative pay raise.
http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070124/OPINION01/701230354/1012/OPINION – The Montgomery Advertiser proposes that ethics reform should prohibit elected officials from accepting any gifts from those attempting to influence votes.
http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/news/070124/case.shtml – Group asks chief justice to recuse herself from Exxon case deliberations.
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070124/NEWS/701240353/1007/NEWS02 – Experts says that state’s economy robust.
http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070124/APN/701242756 – Hurricane Katrina left out of Bush’s state of the union address.
FROM TODAY’S ANNISTON STAR:
Lobbyists may outnumber legislators 4:1 in Alabama
By Brian Lyman
Star Capitol Correspondent
MONTGOMERY — You could fill all 140 seats in the state Legislature with lobbyists and have enough left over to create a new state Senate.
What you can’t do is get a precise idea of how much those lobbyists are making and how much they’re spending on influencing the legislators.
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