Daily Headlines, Thursday, 8/11/2011

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserJury meets again today in gambling corruption trial

Montgomery AdvertiserEthics director: Mask didn’t tell him about lobbyist payments until ’11

Montgomery AdvertiserSchools save nearly $25K after appliance ban

Montgomery AdvertiserResidents oppose group home plan

Montgomery AdvertiserJudge denies AG’s request to delay bingo order

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer Ala. governor registers as a lobbyist

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. leads nation in theft of copper from phone cables

Montgomery AdvertiserAG: Alabama Supreme Court should settle religious leaders’ questions on immigration lawsuits

Montgomery AdvertiserArea law enforcement agencies seek ways to pay for meth cleanup

Montgomery AdvertiserAnalysis: Fed’s low rates no fix for economy, retirees

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Langford case shows need for tough ethics law

Huntsville TimesHuntsville ranked No. 4 in Forbes’ list of America’s Geekiest Cities

Huntsville TimesTVA, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy disagree over Bellefonte nuclear plant’s viability

Huntsville TimesSpeaker of House Mike Hubbard calls for more teachers to get HudsonAlpha training

Birmingham NewsJefferson County creditors expected to submit offer that includes lower sewer rates

Birmingham NewsHealth insurance premiums hold steady for Alabama state employees

Birmingham NewsJudge refuses to put hold on order for return of machines to Greenetrack

Birmingham NewsCity of Brighton defaults on 2003 warrant issue

Birmingham NewsCopper thieves disrupt phone, internet service in area around west Birmingham hospital

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Council sidesteps debate on Family Dollar store

Press-RegisterPrichard police chief defends trip to England to see BP kings over oil spill claims

Press-RegisterMobile County posts higher than average income growth

Press-RegisterAlabama should apply for waiver (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsGreene County begins school year without superintendent

Florence TimesDailyRain boosts farmers’ optimism

Florence TimesDailyLocal officials unsure of senior center’s future

Florence TimesDailyState not requesting waiver yet

Anniston StarPersistence of fantasy: Sorry state of U.S. politics at play in credit-rating drop

Anniston StarPlease don’t offend

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: Is beer what makes us civilized?

Decatur Daily Where’s the news about job creation?

Gadsden TimesBentley hoping to grow jobs, industry around state

Gadsden TimesCounty school board passes various policies

Gadsden TimesFish found in Etowah County named endangered species

Associated PressAla. has food-themed festivals for Labor Day

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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