Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 8/10/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserJury: Verdicts reached on some counts in gambling corruption trial

Montgomery AdvertiserAttorneys target wording in immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Radney’s case caught Harper Lee’s eye

Montgomery AdvertiserGroup aims to turn wetland area into nature park

Montgomery AdvertiserPrattville to pay back $1M loan

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery’s Dist. 7 candidates hash out issues

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery mayoral candidate takes city to court over debt

Montgomery AdvertiserU.S. worker productivity falls

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Volunteers needed

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Football costs high

Huntsville TimesWall Street affirms Huntsville’s AAA credit rating, removes city from watch list

Huntsville TimesGeneral tells Madison County teachers that, like soldiers, they choose to serve community

Huntsville TimesEditorial: For highways, pay as you go

Birmingham NewsSome speak out against proposed sales tax increase in Trussville

Birmingham NewsAttorneys in Alabama bingo trial try to make sense of jury’s note

Birmingham NewsJudge approves occupational tax settlement, distribution of refunds can soon began

Birmingham NewsMoody’s leaves Mountain Brook, Vestavia Hills credit ratings at highest level

Birmingham NewsJefferson County Commission delays sale of bed licenses from county nursing home

Press-RegisterTake steps to stabilize health of Retirement Systems (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsNorthport residents suggest ways to beautify city

Tuscaloosa NewsCity Council amends building restrictions

Tuscaloosa NewsMany local investors concerned about stock market’s nosedive

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Now’s not the time for leaders to take vacations

Florence TimesDailyClosed UNA meeting not officially OK’d

Florence TimesDailyUnusual landfill water flow attracts attention

Florence TimesDailyValentine not seeking re-election

Florence TimesDailyCounty hires consultant to oversee shelter program

Florence TimesDailyWater authorities look at service for Ittawamba

Florence TimesDailyMo Brooks addresses crowd on nation’s debt

Anniston StarNCLB waiver plan isn’t perfect, but it’s step in right direction

Anniston StarWhat’s our ‘top priority’?

Decatur Daily More needed in meth fight

Gadsden TimesAlabama’s county commissioners set for annual convention

Gadsden TimesCommission asks for extension in federal participation in tornado clean-up efforts

Gadsden TimesAlbertville City Council won’t take action on insurance issue

Gadsden TimesBoaz City Council takes variety of actions at meeting

Associated PressCriminal Appeals appointee Burke seeks full term

Associated PressAlabama senator waits by phone for trial verdict

New York TimesStates Pitch a Lifestyle to Lure Gun Makers From Their Longtime Homes

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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