Byrne Announces Leadership Team

Anything striking or comment-worthy that you see in the leadership team that Bradley Byrne has announced for his gubernatorial campaign?

Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 9/16/2009

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Coffee cup Birmingham NewsJudge rules in favor of electronic bingo group; Birmingham issues first permit

Birmingham NewsJefferson County Commission rejects plan to return all laid-off county workers next week

Birmingham NewsFormer Mississippi Gov. William Winter honored at Birmingham’s Sixteenth Street Baptist Church on anniversary of bombing

Birmingham NewsFormer Alabama state Rep. Sue Schmitz asks to remain free during appeal

Birmingham NewsBirmingham Water Works cuts losses from leaks, theft

Birmingham NewsGroup: No money due JPMorgan

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Choctaw SunEthics Commission rules County Circuit Clerk committed a “minor” violation of ethics law – at bottom of the page

Dothan EagleTerry Spicer does not meet state requirements for Elba Superintendent’s job

Anniston StarPlantation Patterns plant in Wadley sold – subscribers may find story interesting

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Updates to Big List, Senate & House Campaign Lists

Outline of Alabama with '2010' written in it

Ok… so the 2010 Big List, House elections directory, and Senate elections directory have received overdue updates. You can ferret out the changes yourself, but I’ll call a few points to your attention.

  • On the 2010 Big List, I took out some of the names that were long ago mentioned [...]

Alabamian Among 50 Richest Members of Congress

Falling graph

Roll Call’s annual examination of House and Senate financial disclosure forms reveals one Alabamian on this year’s list of the 50 richest members of Congress, but perhaps not the one you think.

Senators and Representatives on the list “reported a combined loss of more than $275 million from their minimum net worth [...]

Condoleezza Rice Reaches Out to Alabama Citizens

Reader John Crenshaw emails his amusement at the first sentence of this story from the Birmingham News site this morning:

Condoleezza Rice has joined two exclusive Birmingham-area private golf clubs, part of what the former U.S. secretary of state’s team called a plan to regularly visit Alabama and reach out to its citizens.

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Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 9/15/2009

Birmingham NewsJefferson County won’t have enough money to cover the October payroll if the commission returns 1,000 employees to their jobs Monday, says Travis Hulsey

Birmingham NewsTerry Roberson to be acting president at the University of Montevallo

Birmingham NewsArmy commits to following court ruling on water supply for Alabama, Georgia, Florida

Birmingham NewsChief examiner reconsiders Jeffco audit

Birmingham NewsHuntsville, Alabama defense contractor’s lawyers want prosecutors held in contempt for withholding evidence

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Andalusia Star-NewsFood bank running dry – any donations appreciated

Dothan EagleRepublican candidates for Governor propose policy points – or should that be exchange talking points?

Greenville AdvocateTea party protestors turn out at City Hall

Cherokee HeraldCentre Council ponders lodging tax  - as revenues fall, they have to be made up some where

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Artur Davis Takes Campaign to the Air

Radio

We have the first broadcast ad of the 2010 elections: Artur Davis is on the air with a radio spot. According to the release from the Davis gubernatorial campaign, “The ad ‘Railroad Values’ is running on urban and gospel stations in the Wiregrass region with a particularly heavy rotation during local high school [...]

Michel Nicrosi “absolutely 100%” in AG Race

Seal of the Attorney General's office

Look for Mobile attorney Michel Nicrosi to announce that she will run for the Democratic nomination for Attorney General. A Democratic Party regular tells the Parlor that she is “absolutely 100%” in the AG race and that she will begin making calls this week attempting to round up support.

Nicrosi served sixteen years [...]

Daily Headlines, Monday, 9/14/2009

Birmingham NewsJeffco plaintiffs’ law team is formidable as job-tax suit proves

Birmingham NewsAlabama National Guard helping Afghan civilians learn trade skills

Birmingham NewsJOEY KENNEDY: Did President Barack Obama turn the corner on health care reform?

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: What ought to matter most as the Air Force tries — again — to secure a contract for new refueling tankers is that it gets the best plane possible for the pilots and crew who fly them

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Alabama food shoppers should get extra relief, on sales taxes

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Daily Headlines, Sunday, 9/13/2009

Birmingham NewsJefferson County Library Cooperative eyes trims, fees to save basic services

Birmingham NewsGroup challenges Alabama water quality enforcement near mines

Birmingham NewsGov. Bob Riley asks state agency to audit Jefferson County Commission, at commission president’s request.)

Birmingham NewsOutside Looking In – Jordan broke up Birmingham’s summer rites

Birmingham NewsFormer Leeds court clerk is asked to repay city $95,000

Birmingham NewsTax man sees inconsistencies

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The Selma Times-JournalCouncil should look at becoming VIPS

Clanton AdvertiserStay calm, but be on guard

Dothan EagleRevolutionary spirit prevails at Dothan TEA party - Only report seen today of 9/12 events in Alabama

Daily HomeHealth care reform hot topic with donors – LMDs comment on the issue

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Daily Headlines, Saturday, 9/12/2009

Birmingham NewsAlabama Supreme Court upholds sex toy ban

Birmingham NewsFormer state prosecutors, law professors, back Don Siegelman’s Supreme Court appeal

Birmingham NewsAdamsville City Council disputes open meetings violation in court filing

Birmingham NewsMiles College selected to develop national security program

Birmingham NewsProposal would coordinate education from pre-K to post-graduate

Birmingham NewsGov. Bob Riley takes a flight in a refueling tanker over Spain as Alabama contingent woos European industry

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Andalusia Star-NewsAudit: Covington County finances improved

The Selma Times-JournalAdjusting the bond issue ballot – Letting voters decide what to fund in a bond issue sounds good

Daily Mountain EagleWalker County school officials debate capital plan

Demopolis TimesPreparations begin for 2010 Census

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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.

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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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