Daily Headlines, Saturday, 10/23/2010

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama Supreme Court: Lawmakers can’t ‘double dip’

Montgomery AdvertiserSales tax increase part of proposal for businesses in police juridiction

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama’s unemployment rate falls, again

Montgomery AdvertiserRants and Raves: MACOA honors high achievers

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Make voice heard on major school changes

Huntsville TimesAppeals court denies rehearing in 1990 Marshall County capital murder case

Huntsville TimesCampaign disclosures confirm $13k sent by Jeff Enfinger PAC

Huntsville TimesFormer state Sen. Jeff Enfinger rested, ready for political comeback

Huntsville TimesRestaurateur Paul Sanford hungry to make a difference in Alabama Senate

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Our recommendations for Madison County sheriff, county school board

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Tennessee Valley economy looking up

Birmingham NewsTourism department kicks off “Year of Alabama Music”

Birmingham NewsRobert Bentley would push for special session on ethics law

Birmingham NewsRon Sparks says racism still exists in Alabama, questions Robert Bentley’s opposition to health care overhaul

Press-RegisterSmoke-free: Restaurants feel pressure from new rules

Press-RegisterOrange Beach Mayor Tony Kennon, Sen. Richard Shelby discuss claims process

Press-RegisterEditorial: A private matter? Don’t count on it

Press-RegisterEditorial: Good news about state parks, but still no sign of a convention center

Tuscaloosa NewsDemocratic challenger faces long odds in Republican stronghold

Tuscaloosa NewsCandidates for governor propose ethics sessions

Tuscaloosa NewsJury to decide dispute between Poole, Tuscaloosa attorneys

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: New tools needed to curb school bullies

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Little-known event is getting attention

Florence TimesDailyJudicial candidates tout experience

Florence TimesDailyMay faces opposition from independent

Anniston StarAnother consequence: ‘Human issue’ of the oil spill

New York TimesHands Wring Over Energy Bill Prospects as Senate Panel Shake-Up Looms

Washington PostCondoleezza Rice’s family memoir, reviewed by Patricia Sullivan

Los Angeles TimesUnemployment rate drops in 23 states in September, but job market remains weak across country

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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