Daily Headlines, Friday, 11/5/2010

Montgomery AdvertiserRepublicans choose leaders for Legislature

Montgomery AdvertiserTVA CEO gets compensation increase

Montgomery AdvertiserSouthern Democrats hit hard in election

Montgomery AdvertiserSheriff sums up Democrats’ defeat

Montgomery AdvertiserPlan for disposal of city’s trash may be thrown out

Montgomery AdvertiserRoby to serve until Jan. 3; two elections will be needed to fill seat

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery sales tax up by $1.1M in October

Montgomery AdvertiserFirefighter makes history in Prattville

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Hold special session now on ethics

Huntsville TimesSchool to hold bone marrow drive for local teen

Huntsville TimesUniforms a possibility for all Huntsville public schools

Huntsville TimesGov.-elect Bentley urges Senate Republicans not to be vindictive toward Democrats in 2011

Huntsville TimesNew Madison County GOP lawmakers join in celebration of statehouse takeover

Huntsville TimesTVA to spend $150 million to upgrade cooling system at Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant

Huntsville TimesDay after winning election to Congress, Mo Brooks begins to soften partisan tone

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Tempering Tuesday’s victories in Alabama

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Alabama voters speak loudly at polls

Birmingham NewsArchibald: Alabama Dems need heart transplant

Birmingham NewsAlabama GOP taps leaders for Legislature

Birmingham NewsAlabama Death Row inmate Phillip Hallford executed for killing daughter’s boyfriend

Birmingham NewsFinal outcome for Jefferson County judicial seat sought by Julie Palmer, Agnes Chappell may not be known for days

Birmingham NewsCampaign 2010: Who won, who lost in contested races for Alabama Legislature

Birmingham NewsTuscaloosa contractor testifies he expected to be repaid by former Alabama two-year college Chancellor Roy Johnson

Press-Register‘Postcards from the Gulf’ brings artists together for coastal recovery efforts

Press-RegisterNorthrop Grumman awarded module work for LCS

Press-RegisterAlabama’s Jeff Sessions expected to become ranking member on Senate Budget Committee

Press-RegisterBob Riley criticizes oil spill claims process after meeting with Ken Feinberg

Press-RegisterConstable’s car stolen; police caution motorists about possible impersonator

Press-RegisterLaw firm of BP claims czar paid $3.3 million so far

Press-RegisterTestimony ends in federal bribery trial of Tuscaloosa contractor Roger Taylor

Press-RegisterReport: Alabama doing little to reduce oil dependence

Press-RegisterEditorial: A chance for Obama to build consensus

Press-RegisterEditorial: Seeing red and looking ahead in Alabama

Tuscaloosa NewsBentley promises ethics reform

Tuscaloosa NewsFormer secretary of state visits Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa NewsContractor Roger Taylor testifies in his own defense

Tuscaloosa NewsBentley says GOP can make things happen

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Why are doctors writing so many prescriptions?

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Democrats were trounced in Alabama

Florence TimesDailyPharmacy closing irks some residents

Anniston StarThanks, 1901 Constitution: Anniston hurt by evil document

Anniston StarA Supreme Court justice’s vile ad

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: Cullman – Wet, dry and shocking

Decatur Daily Commissioners shouldn’t be overconfident

Gadsden TimesUnited Way drive breaks record

Opelika-Auburn NewsWinner of Chambers County seat may be announced Tuesday

Washington PostElection by the numbers

Washington PostHow states fared on jobless claims, at a glance

Washington PostWith turnover, House becomes more of a home for the everyman

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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