Daily Headlines, Saturday, 6/27/2009

Birmingham NewsAlabama senators and representatives for Jefferson County seeking summer session to restore occupational tax

Birmingham NewsHoover draft budget pegs 8.5% drop in revenues

Birmingham NewsFormer Birmingham City Councilman Bill Johnson enters Alabama governor’s race

Birmingham NewsBirmingham, Alabama Mayor Larry Langford, council spar in lengthy budget talk

Birmingham NewsRove interview now set

Birmingham NewsAlabama earmark survives challenge

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Postconviction DNA testing should be available whether it’s a constitutional right or not

Press-RegisterState officials say U.S. 98 construction problems solved

Press-RegisterJury gets Cello Energy case

Press-RegisterMobile, Saraland schools finalize split

Press-RegisterSwine flu cases rising on Gulf Coast

Press-RegisterFormer Bayou La Batre councilman suspected of arson

Press-RegisterFred Richardson’s campaign headquarters burglarized

Huntsville TimesJudge could validate Boaz annexing

Montgomery AdvertiserBarbour County Deputy ordered to stay away from daughter, boyfriend

Montgomery AdvertiserScrushy seeks new bribery trial

Montgomery AdvertiserDeaf crusader ‘blessed’ to be Helen Keller parade marshal

Montgomery AdvertiserAgencies struggle to help those suffering in heat

Montgomery AdvertiserBullock Co. residents eligible for FEMA funds

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: New veterans cemetery was needed

Tuscaloosa NewsTilapia competes with U.S. catfish, bypasses new laws

Tuscaloosa NewsClimate bill may be great for landowners

Florence TimesDailyUnion files suit against TVA

Gadsden TimesClemon to speak at NAACP Freedom Fund banquet

Opelika-Auburn NewsWarren McCord: Gov’t should ‘Do something,’ but what?

Opelika-Auburn NewsEditorial: Take proper precautions and beat the stifling heat

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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.


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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