Daily Headlines, Sunday, 3/28/2010

Montgomery AdvertiserSinkhole fixed; I-65 lanes in N. Ala. reopen

Montgomery AdvertiserHealth care ‘threat’ to TRICARE unfounded

Montgomery AdvertiserMilitary, state presence can’t protect River Region from unemployment woes

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery Board of Education to consider more personnel changes

Montgomery AdvertiserOfficials unsure of overhaul’s effect on city budgets

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama court system near bottom of list nationally

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Keep fighting for charter schools

Huntsville TimesBlack political caucus’ power on full display

Huntsville TimesHunting for a BRAC job? The key word is patience

Huntsville TimesNumbers growing for home schools

Huntsville TimesSchools’ results varyto meet growing pains

Huntsville TimesCoalition launches effortto curb drug, alcohol abuse

Huntsville TimesA call for civility in America

Birmingham NewsUnaudited records trip deal on Jefferson County bonds

Birmingham NewsArchibald: Crisis? Or just ringing in our ears?

Press-RegisterFairhope raises natural gas rates in response to $600,000 budget shortfall

Press-RegisterFeds accuse group home owner and his sister of Medicaid, tax fraud

Press-RegisterArmy tests machine for Pueblo chemical weapons

Press-Register“It’s going down in flames,” or so I thought

Press-RegisterNow the hard work begins

Press-RegisterWhat are we thinking?

Press-RegisterThe best solution

Press-RegisterEditorial: Mayor Jones won’t duck revenue problems

Press-RegisterEditorial: Progress: Some felons lose paychecks

Tuscaloosa NewsDavis faces reaction to health-care vote

Tuscaloosa NewsHealth reform did not bring Armageddon

Florence TimesDailyLooking at Riley’s overhaul failure

Florence TimesDailyTown seeking stabilization, growth

Anniston StarH. Brandt Ayers: America did a big thing

Anniston StarBob Davis: Yes, there’s a game on tonight

Gadsden TimesCrowd greets soldiers upon their return from Kuwait

Gadsden TimesLegislator pay 72 percent more than in 2006

Gadsden TimesGroup aids victims of domestic violence

Opelika-Auburn NewsLee County flat in property tax growth

New York TimesSome States Find Burdens in Health Law

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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