Daily Headlines, Friday, 4/30/2010

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. teachers’ health care costs may rise

Montgomery AdvertiserRallies will push Smith for ballot

Montgomery AdvertiserHammett: Bingo legislation was proper

Montgomery AdvertiserConsumer cash pumping life into corporate America

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Montgomery Police charge one of their own

Birmingham NewsTrail of James Earl Ray, convicted assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., traced in Birmingham

Birmingham NewsArchibald: Witherspoon dives headlong into buzz saw

Birmingham News117 jobs lost as North Birmingham McWane pipe plant idled

Birmingham NewsFormer Stillman College President Cordell Wynn dies in Tuscaloosa at age 83

Birmingham NewsMorris police officer fires shots after driver tries to hit officer

Birmingham News‘Low-tech’ explosive device thrown at Irondale patrol car

Press-RegisterBP’s green image dirtied by rig explosion, Gulf of Mexico oil spill (with videos)

Press-RegisterLatest on spill landfall: Oil spill in Gulf of Mexico hits coast with pelicans, otters, fragile marsh in path

Press-RegisterBaldwin County Economic Development Alliance wins national recognition

Press-RegisterBayou La Batre shrimper sues BP over Gulf Coast oil spill (full report)

Press-RegisterSex, contraband jail scandal in Escambia County leads to 10 arrests

Press-RegisterLarger oil leak changes equation for offshore drilling and politicians

Press-RegisterEditorial: Another disaster bungled

Tuscaloosa NewsUA tops federal earmarks list

Tuscaloosa NewsCounty’s air quality given an ‘F’

Tuscaloosa NewsResponse to oil leak leaves sinking feeling

Florence TimesDailyCouple adopt woman after reading her story in paper

Florence TimesDailyState delegation travels to India

Florence TimesDailyVolunteers plan to restore crypt

Florence TimesDailyNon-tenured teachers laid off, a common practice for schools

Anniston StarThe cost of improvement

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: Don�t like Riley? It could be worse

Anniston StarPaul Rilling: Seeking fairness in Sarrell Clinic reporting

Anniston StarJames L. Evans: A national day of prayer

Decatur Daily Cheers for those 12 years of living

Decatur Daily Corridor X a 30-year commitment

Gadsden TimesCounty gets poor air rating

Gadsden TimesGlencoe woman died of natural causes

Associated PressBessemer Police to get forfeiture cash

Associated PressStudy: Alabama income taxes top at poverty line

New York TimesDemocrats Tweak Bank Bill to Preclude Bailouts

Washington PostRecord numbers of GOP women campaigning for House seats

Los Angeles TimesBally Technologies reports lower 3rd-quarter profit …

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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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