Daily Headlines, Thursday, 7/30/2009

Coffee cup Birmingham NewsLobbyist Al LaPierre to testify against Birmingham Mayor Larry Langford and plead guilty to two felonies

Birmingham NewsSeizure papers filed on Richard Scrushy’s Lake Martin house

Birmingham NewsBirmingham, Alabama must either fix or scrap’ bus system, Mayor Larry Langford says

Birmingham NewsJefferson County, Alabama medical examiner warns budget cuts will threaten service

Birmingham NewsJefferson County, Alabama officials to vote on funding plan to ease sheriff Mike Hale’s budget suit

Birmingham NewsAl LaPierre’s plea ends 37 years in the Alabama Democratic Party

Birmingham NewsKey legislators say they may have solution in Jefferson County occupational tax dispute

Birmingham NewsRiley, Alabama delegation want water wars settled among governors

Birmingham NewsProsecutors urge retaining judge in Siegelman, Scrushy case

Birmingham NewsBank safety ratings take hit in Birmingham, Alabama, like in rest of country

Birmingham NewsBirmingham ranks No. 95 for foreclosures in first half of year

Press-RegisterWhite House battles pressure to split tanker contract

Press-RegisterCattle thefts on the rise in rural southwest Alabama

Press-RegisterGrant money to continue study of hurricanes

Press-RegisterGubernatorial candidates to court BCA at Point Clear conference

Press-RegisterJefferson County can hurt rest of the state

Huntsville TimesDems: Williams should repay state for flight

Huntsville TimesWith time running out, panel has plenty of info to absorb

Montgomery AdvertiserGadsden legislator presses Riley on PACT

Montgomery AdvertiserHale County judge faces 7 ethics charges

Montgomery AdvertiserKeep Jefferson crisis session’s focus

Tuscaloosa NewsCompromise with ‘Blue Dogs’ sets up vote on health care

Tuscaloosa NewsJudge Wiggins asks for leniency from Court of Judiciary

Tuscaloosa NewsBibb schools subject of federal complaint

Tuscaloosa NewsAla. leaders call for new state-level water talks

Tuscaloosa NewsDA subpoenas records of former State House worker in firing review

Tuscaloosa NewsPoverty levels in Alabama are unacceptable

Anniston StarA worthy cause

Anniston StarRiley on a roll

Gadsden TimesFormer Gov. Patterson has open-heart surgery

New York TimesWhen Budgets Get Rough, States Get Gimmicky

New York TimesNASA Denies New Space Program Is Too Risky, Pricey

2 comments to Daily Headlines, Thursday, 7/30/2009

  • Fools Gold

    This bullstuff about the Republicans and Democrats reachingan agreement on the Jeff. County mess is so flawed. This is nothing but an agreed upon BS story so both sides can get what they want. The reasoning is as follows;

    1. The legislature can not delegate it’s taxing authority to a vote of the people except in certain cases and the occupational tax does not apply to that case. So all they would have to do in 2011 would be to file a lawsuit stating the bill was unconstituional and the bill will have a severability clause in it that states if any part of this bill is found unconstitutional soooo – the rest of the bill is still applicable —- then you would have a permanent tax.

    2. This should be done by a local constituional bill but one no vote would make the bill be voted on statewide and guess what would happen then?? It would go down faster than LaLa will in federal court.

    This is nothing but a sham, farce, trickery, and just flat out deceiving the public. Shame shame

    Please excuse all errors as this was done in big hurry and I don’t have time to check.

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