Birmingham News – House rejects Senate-passed version of ban on PAC-to-PAC transfers, bill headed to conference committee.
Birmingham News – Senate committee gives approval to bill that would greatly restrict smoking in public places.
Birmingham News – Postsecondary chancellor calls committee action on bill to give legislature authority over rules relating to two-year college system a “sham.”
Birmingham News – DHR, families clash over whether caseworker interviews should be recorded.
Birmingham News – Rep. Marcel Black (D-Tuscumbia) introduces bill that would allow electronic gambling at Birmingham and Mobile dog tracks, revenues earmarked for Medicaid.
Birmingham News – Rep. John Knight (D-Montgomery) pitches plan that would reduce income and sales taxes for families.
Birmingham News – The Birmingham News thinks decision to delay consideration of budgets is a good one.
Mobile Press-Register – Former president coming to Mobile to help build Habitat homes.
Huntsville Times – AEA played role in crafting Governor’s proposed education budget.
Montgomery Advertiser – State Board of Education likely to make changes to state’s high school graduation requirements.
Montgomery Advertiser – The Montgomery Advertiser views committee approval of measure to place postsecondary colleges rules under legislative authority as “retaliation” by double-dippers, urges legislative leadership to kill bill.
Anniston Star – The Anniston Star sees those failing to support call for constitutional convention as “all for democracy, so long as they think the vote will go their way.”
Decatur Daily – House approves measure that would fine contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants to work on state projects.
Tuscaloosa News – Summary of yesterday’s legislative action.
Tuscaloosa News – Montgomery businessman enters congressional race.
Times Daily – The Times Daily views proposal to give legislators authority over rule-making for community colleges as “going too far.”
Birmingham Business Journal – State’s auto industry payroll tops $5 billion.
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