Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 6/30/2010

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserPension funding continues decline

Montgomery AdvertiserHuntsville man charged with child exploitation gets life in prison

Montgomery AdvertiserBaxley on mend after injury to back

Montgomery AdvertiserHUD funds to be used for HIV/AIDS patients

Montgomery AdvertiserCourt orders new reviews of Siegelman, Scrushy cases

Montgomery AdvertiserHelp will be easier to find for domestic abuse victims

Montgomery AdvertiserRegions to offer oil assistance

Montgomery AdvertiserStudy: Smart meters alone not enough to save

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Storm misses oil spill — this time

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Medicaid cut would hurt Alabama

Huntsville TimesFormer Alabama A&M vice president sues school

Huntsville TimesReport: Alabama holding steady as America’s second-fattest state

Huntsville TimesConviction affirmed for soldier who took helicopter rocket home

Huntsville TimesEx-con wins battle against drugs, alcohol; now helping prisoners fight their own battle

Huntsville TimesBentley picks up support of former Huntsville boosters for James, Moore

Huntsville TimesProsecution will seek rehearing, consider new trial for former Huntsville police officer

Huntsville TimesMadison County Schools will eventually push for a half-cent sales tax increase

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Invest in children now, or pay more later?

Huntsville TimesEditorial: A sign of the (frugal) times

Birmingham NewsArchibald: What now, The Puff on the Bluff?

Birmingham NewsGreenetrack bingo casino remains under control of Alabama governor’s task force

Birmingham NewsBirmingham Mayor William Bell to respond to City Council’s proposed budget Thursday

Press-RegisterWhale sharks unable to avoid oil spill (with video)

Press-RegisterCondo developer ordered to stop consulting owners on BP claims

Press-RegisterDauphin Island wants system of sand dunes to fight oil spill

Press-RegisterChoppy waters halt oil skimming operations

Press-RegisterOil spill notebook: Mobile County hires oil spill expert

Press-RegisterOil spill Q&A: Hurricane through slick could create health hazards

Press-RegisterTropical Storm Alex becomes Hurricane Alex

Press-RegisterUnited States gets international help in oil spill fight

Press-RegisterStephen Nodine case: U.S. Probation Office wants murder charge considered in gun case

Press-RegisterJustice Department tells BP, Transocean to alert them to asset-depleting actions

Press-RegisterDon’t skimp on skimmers

Tuscaloosa NewsGreene County judge halts raid

Tuscaloosa NewsPre-existing condition plan launches this week

Tuscaloosa NewsByrne says AEA telling Dems to vote in GOP runoff

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Bingo clouds Greene officials’ judgment

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Deficits seem to matter to D.C. again

Florence TimesDailyResidents laud road plan

Anniston StarConfirmation games

Anniston StarRMC’s saga of Dr. John Doe

Gadsden TimesCounty Commission to apply for water grant

Opelika-Auburn NewsLee County to consider limiting road usage

Opelika-Auburn NewsValley seeks opinion of AG

New York TimesSupreme Court Affirms a Ban on Soft Money

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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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