Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 9/21/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserLinda Derry devoted to rebirth of Alabama’s first capital Cahawba’s ‘unofficial mayor’

Montgomery AdvertiserBaxley seeking re-election as PSC president

Montgomery AdvertiserFBI report shows killings, violent crime down in Ala.

Montgomery AdvertiserTommy Bryan to run for Ala. Supreme Court

Montgomery AdvertiserFarmers tell legislators new immigration law could cost millions in lost harvests

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama officials unfamiliar with toll road plan

Montgomery AdvertiserThompson’s win boosts fundraising for Wounded Warriors Project

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery offers incentives to bring grocery store downtown

Montgomery AdvertiserPrattville delays budget approval

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery City Council approves controversial rezoning request

Montgomery AdvertiserState Supreme Court issues stay in lawsuit against police officers

Montgomery AdvertiserWater Works director says issue with immigrant has been resolved

Montgomery Advertiser$20K grant for tourism study on Wetumpka crater

Montgomery AdvertiserIMF: World economy in ‘dangerous new phase’

Huntsville TimesPortera says he will recommend hiring Robert Altenkirch as new UAH president

Huntsville TimesArab budget cuts five employees, Christmas bonuses

Huntsville TimesValor flights a way to salute our Korean War veterans (editorial)

Birmingham NewsExpected increase in cost of benefits may spur mass retirement in Alabama schools

Birmingham NewsConfusion about insurance, aid among concerns raised at Tornado Recovery Action Council

Birmingham NewsHelena City Council approves spending $1.7 million for land for new high school

Birmingham NewsRainy Day Patriots hold rally in favor of Alabama’s immigration law (with video)

Birmingham NewsThe Link: An Alabama GI phones home as don’t ask, don’t tell ends — ‘Dad, I’m gay’ (video)

Birmingham NewsFairfield City Council seeks full control of city’s Civic Center

Press-RegisterMayor Sam Jones’ curfew proposal still under discussion by Mobile City Council

Press-RegisterBayou La Batre city official served with federal subpoena for records

Press-RegisterBP oil not degrading on Gulf floor, Auburn University study says

Press-RegisterBeach lodging, retail sales hit new highs for July, officials say

Press-RegisterFormer Alabama Gov. Bob Riley planning next motorcycle trip despite wreck

Press-RegisterTrade deal threatens Haleyville sleeping bag maker

Press-RegisterJefferson County’s deal helps other counties, too (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsMerchants feel pain of Lindens move

Tuscaloosa NewsGreene County Medal of Honor recipient to be recognized with sign

Tuscaloosa NewsCoaling moves closer to zoning code

Tuscaloosa NewsBOE member: We’re failing a generation

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Policy makes board members average citizens

Anniston StarAngry shouts best ignored: All sides should leave behind cheap politics from the extremes

Anniston StarShut down death row: Davis’ scheduled execution rife with problems, questions

Decatur Daily Alien law hurting economy

Decatur Daily President just campaigning?

Gadsden TimesGadsden’s 2012 budget doesn’t fund police chief’s position

Gadsden TimesEtowah County Commission refinances loans

Gadsden TimesGadsden uses almost $2 million in reserve funds to balance budget

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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