Daily Headlines, Thursday, 7/28/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserGambling corruption trial: Judge to rule on any dropped charges

Montgomery AdvertiserMan faces charges in explosives case

Montgomery AdvertiserJefferson County bankruptcy would top $4.1 billion

Montgomery Advertiser2 schools put on accreditation probation

Montgomery AdvertiserUS Postal Service eyes Westside Station for closure

Montgomery AdvertiserStatistics, blame part of dropout discussion

Montgomery AdvertiserPike Road owns school property, delays tax vote

Montgomery AdvertiserElmore County examines aviation needs

Montgomery AdvertiserFed survey: Growth slows across the US

Montgomery AdvertiserEditorial: End special treatment

Huntsville TimesEthics Commission to rule whether high school coaches can accept free passes when accompanying sports prospects

Huntsville TimesEd Mitchell greatly aided Huntsville’s climb to prosperity through development of its airport, intermodal center, I-565 and other key projects (editorial)

Birmingham NewsJefferson County sewer receiver says creditors’ offer should be considered

Birmingham NewsLast-minute agreement keeps Birmingham’s animal control in service

Birmingham NewsRoughly 60 percent of Birmingham’s tornado debris has been picked up

Birmingham NewsAttorneys for Sens. Quinton Ross, Harri Anne Smith argue bribery charges should be tossed

Press-RegisterMobile leprechaun reaches mythical status as the ‘Gone with the Wind’ of Web videos (video)

Press-RegisterFewer coastal Alabama schools likely to meet standards this go-around

Press-RegisterDon’t leave the locals out of Gulf disaster planning (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsUSPS could close 12 post offices in West Alabama

Tuscaloosa NewsPACT deal delivers partial benefits

Tuscaloosa NewsMental health workers get answers

Tuscaloosa NewsEx-deputy facing charges was patrol supervisor

Tuscaloosa NewsFormer jailer charged with Tasing inmates

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: State may not have jobs for Partlow workers

Florence TimesDailyAfter tornadoes, TVA will replace emergency sirens

Florence TimesDailyExperts: Default would affect all of us

Anniston StarProtecting our water: Alabama must ensure that it doesn’t waste this natural resource

Anniston StarA gesture from the people: Finally, progress in Anniston

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: Religion and kudzu – Sign of the times

Anniston StarMedicaid for the common good

Decatur Daily AG recusal wise move

Decatur Daily It’s time to study RSA

Gadsden TimesSales tax hike advances in Cherokee County

Washington PostHighlights from the Fed’s Beige Book economic survey of 12 regional bank districts

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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