Birmingham News – The Birmingham News attributes lack of movement of measures to return property tax reappraisals to four-year cycle to influence of AEA’s Paul Hubbert.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News views the decision of the State Board of Education to extend current interim chancellor’s contract through October as “a bad omen for a system in much need of reform.”
Press-Register – New poll shows McCain, Giuliani leading GOP presidential contenders in state.
Press-Register – Press-Register calls for Senate to give quick approval to House-passed tax incentives in effort to lure steel plant to Mobile.
Press-Register – Commentary from The Economist on the changing view of the South.
Daily Home – The Daily Home praises students who rallied this week for constitutional reform.
Daily Mountain Eagle – Sen. Charles Bishop (R-Arley) argues that slavery apology will harm race relations and state’s economy.
Decatur Daily – Mississippi, Alabama alone in collecting full amount of sales tax on food purchases.
Decatur Daily – “Capitol Letter,” M. J. Ellington’s weekly roundup from the legislature for the readers of The Decatur Daily.
Gadsden Times – Following a poor ranking in protecting legal rights of children, The Gadsden Times urges policy-makers to review protections offered in other states in seeking ways to address issue in Alabama.
Montgomery Advertiser – Commentary by Sen. Hank Sanders (D-Selma) on this perception of the importance of the apology for slavery currently under consideration in the legislature.
Montgomery Advertiser – House Minority Leader Mike Hubbard (R-Auburn) blasts Democrats for what he says is their failure to fulfill promises made during the last election cycle.
Anniston Star – Commentary by Samford University student on efforts to reform Alabama’s constitution.
Anniston Star – Commentary by Miles College student on recent rally by college students calling for constitutional reform.
Tuscaloosa News – “Alabama Exposure,” Dana Beyerle’s weekly political roundup for the readers of the NYTimes regional papers.