Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 5/25/2011

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserDecatur, Fort Payne helping Joplin, Mo.

Montgomery AdvertiserFEMA trailers slow to be occupied in Ala.

Montgomery AdvertiserIndictments issued in old Alabama killings

Montgomery AdvertiserConservation group honors South Ala. farmer

Montgomery AdvertiserJudge: Environmental group can pursue lawsuit

Montgomery AdvertiserGulf Coast lawmakers split over oil spill money

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer Wares Ferry principal plans to appeal school system’s decision to cancel contract

Huntsville TimesThree GOP state senators say they sleep in their Statehouse offices during legislative session

Huntsville TimesAdvertising glitch stalls proposed legislation for City of Madison property tax increase

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Gambling off the tables of the Alabama Legislature

Birmingham NewsBirmingham leaders scrutinize Police Department, consider review board

Birmingham NewsAlabama not getting big spillover business from Chattanooga’s VW plant

Birmingham NewsState Senate passes General Fund budget at 4:44 a.m.

Birmingham NewsAlabama Legislature tries to complete budgets

Birmingham NewsCordova residents express frustration, but no change made on trailer ban

Birmingham NewsBirmingham tornado debris cleanup contracts go to 3 firms; mayor opposes Army engineers for 4th contract

Birmingham NewsJefferson County Commission ends contract for program that helps keep low-threat offenders out of jails

Press-RegisterAlabama’s teacher tenure bill: A lesson in common sense (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsFirst responders for tornado celebrated

Tuscaloosa NewsCounty BOE approves cutting 72 jobs

Tuscaloosa NewsCity considers consultant for recovery

Tuscaloosa NewsFEMA sends mobile homes to Tuscaloosa County

Tuscaloosa NewsHouse panel approves teacher tenure revision

Tuscaloosa NewsState legislator claims retaliation by AEA chief

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: No moving on from tornado until housing issue is solved

Florence TimesDailyQuestions go unanswered

Florence TimesDailyRoving disaster centers open

Anniston StarWelcome to the real world

Anniston StarPatience among the storms

Decatur Daily The cost of prisons

Gadsden TimesMedical waste disposal company would bring 10 jobs

Gadsden TimesCities, counties get grants for cleanup

Opelika-Auburn NewsRoad project updates heard at planning meetings

New York TimesThe Facts (and Fiction) of Tornadoes

New York TimesThe South Endures the Buzz of the Latest ‘Cicada Year’

Los Angeles TimesDo people fail to respond to tornado warnings?

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.

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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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