Daily Headlines, Thursday, 3/24/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserEx-Roy Moore campaign chief to lead state Christian Coalition

Montgomery AdvertiserGas prices force troopers to park

Montgomery AdvertiserSecond earthquake of week hits Alabama

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabamians’ income grows faster than US average

Montgomery AdvertiserAgents: Marijuana still top drug

Montgomery AdvertiserCivil rights leader Cashin dies

Huntsville TimesBentley predicts dire future for state’s General Fund budget over next two years

Huntsville TimesMorgan County corrections officer arrested on drug charges

Huntsville TimesBible distribution allegations “inaccurate, if not false,” Limestone Superintendent Barry Carroll said

Huntsville TimesUnion members, Democratic lawmakers blast proposed education cuts in Legislature

Huntsville TimesAlabama attorney argues creation of property system due to economics, not race

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Alabama’s political history on trial

Huntsville TimesEditorial: Gov. Bentley makes hard choice on state pension plans

Birmingham NewsBirmingham council to study Mayor William Bell’s midyear budget numbers

Birmingham NewsFairfield council strips mayor’s authority to appoint to Civic Center board

Birmingham NewsMcNair’s attorney asks for delay in prison reporting date for ex-Jefferson County Commissioner

Press-RegisterLimits on social media communication with students approved by Mobile school board

Press-RegisterLakeside Steel: Thomasville to get 80 more jobs and $7.5 million investment

Press-RegisterAlabama State Port Authority, Mobile police, MAWSS get $1.4 million in grants

Press-RegisterDemocrats appeal to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley to save DROP

Press-RegisterAlabama bill to ban smoking in public places stalls in committee

Press-RegisterAlabama House committee passes bill to require the state to provide teachers’ with liability insurance

Press-RegisterKen Feinberg defends oil spill claims operation against Alabama attorney general’s attacks

Press-RegisterEditorial: Keep the heat on Kenneth Feinberg

Tuscaloosa NewsFire College could face changes

Tuscaloosa NewsGulf probe finds blowout preventer was flawed

Anniston StarA case worth watching: Judging fairness of tax system

Anniston StarTake brave steps, Alabama: State must invest in its future

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: Spring Break 2011

Decatur Daily City reaches out to those in need

Gadsden TimesFourth Congressional District to gain population in reapportionment

Washington PostFederal probe of BP spill: Blowout preventer failed because of faulty design, bent pipe

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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