Daily Headlines, Sunday, 10/30/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserGuest worker plan in Alabama? State has eye on Utah program

Montgomery AdvertiserRetirement plan proposal encounters some resistance

Montgomery AdvertiserCain shows more attention to Alabama

Montgomery AdvertiserShuttleworth’s mentoring builds lasting legacy

Montgomery AdvertiserJudge approves black farmers settlement

Montgomery AdvertiserImmigration law sparks public health worries

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser exclusive: Prattville mayor proposes drop in pay

Montgomery AdvertiserJust Saying: Immigration issue could have been handled differently

Montgomery AdvertiserMeans’ fees may exceed $400K

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Be smart; wait on courts

Huntsville TimesHerman Cain on the future of the U.S. space program: ‘In the Cain presidency, it will be reversed back to where it should be’

Huntsville TimesGood People: Ability Plus ‘Committed’ to helping others

Huntsville TimesAlabama A&M can handle financial loss of plunging enrollment, President Andrew Hugine says

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Police Department beginning to enforce Alabama immigration law

Huntsville TimesCould traffic cameras get the green light for Huntsville? (editorial)

Press-RegisterAlabama’s tough immigration law awakens echos of old civil rights battles for some observers

Press-Register25,000 stride against breast cancer, raise $300,000

Press-RegisterCommunity colleges experiencing decline in enrollment numbers

Press-RegisterUnion election looms at TK

Press-Register1st Congressional District race: Tea party patriots or tea party crashers?

Tuscaloosa NewsCain wins Alabama straw poll

Tuscaloosa NewsLocal group participates in global Occupy Wall Street protest

Tuscaloosa NewsHalloween can provide a variety of treats

Anniston StarH. Brandt Ayers: Ghost of America’s future

Anniston StarBob Davis: Our urge to change presidential elections

Decatur Daily Decatur’s industrial surge

Gadsden TimesKing Memorial dedication memorable experience for Gadsden’s Lowe

Gadsden TimesSenator proposes new ‘DROP’ program

Gadsden TimesMinority increase helps Etowah County’s growth

Opelika-Auburn NewsMajority of Opelika council to seek re-election

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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