Daily Headlines, Monday, 6/20/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserTime running out on civil rights era cases

Montgomery AdvertiserMillbrook’s growth to bring change to city’s government

Montgomery AdvertiserStates look to Internet taxes to close budget gaps

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Jobs hard to find

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Ticket ethics dilemma

Huntsville TimesHuntsville/Madison County led state in job announcements by new, expanding firms, according to report

Huntsville TimesAlabama immigration law raises questions from clergy

Huntsville TimesNASA supporters find no white knight in GOP presidential field

Huntsville TimesCourt challenges loom for new, far-reaching Alabama immigration law

Huntsville TimesEditorial: Rescue of Prepaid Affordable College Tuition plan falls short

Huntsville TimesRicky Thomason: Goat Hill 140 recalls our ‘good old days’

Birmingham NewsIn Cordova, storm-ravaged community looks to the future

Birmingham NewsAgency quiet on threat to close Irondale vet clinic

Birmingham NewsLandlord in Arab discrimination case found dead

Birmingham NewsJefferson County courts face unusual troubles in budget crunch

Birmingham NewsAlabama forensic agency closing 3 laboratories

Press-RegisterE.O. Wilson and the ant freaks descend upon the Red Hills and Deltas of Southwest Alabama (video)

Press-RegisterProviding opportunities: ARC client enjoys laundry job at Robertsdale facility

Press-RegisterMultiracial individuals increasing in Alabama, South, according to new census data

Press-RegisterCity of Mobile separated from county in Alabama school board redistricting

Press-RegisterTake a look at the Travelers Plan (editorial)

Press-RegisterNo silver bullet for Alabama’s insurance crisis (Insight)

Tuscaloosa NewsUA Engineering team surveys tornado-damaged areas

Tuscaloosa NewsBest of friends: Police officer adopts fallen comrades dog

Tuscaloosa NewsHale County officials credit pre-disaster’ contract with prompt debris removal

Tuscaloosa NewsCreative patchwork was needed to restore city’s garbage fleet

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Area joblessness still a sore spot post-tornado

Florence TimesDailyMobile home residents say they want refuge from severe storms

Florence TimesDailyCounty could pay for blunder

Florence TimesDailyJustice Department approves voting site change

Anniston Star‘Making the patient happy’

Anniston StarOur educated lawmakers

Anniston StarPaying our teachers: It’s a problem

Gadsden TimesHealth insurance exchange has fall deadline to report; legislation will be next year

Opelika-Auburn NewsSales tax hike would push area rate above state average

Associated Press3rd week of Ala. gambling trial begins with Mask

New York TimesNominees at Standstill as G.O.P. Flexes Its Muscle

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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