Daily Headlines, Friday, 11/11/2011

Montgomery AdvertiserState school board won’t rescind support of core standards

Montgomery AdvertiserFor the local family of a Marine, Veterans Day is more than a day off

Montgomery AdvertiserLee High 1st MPS school to get security upgrade

Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery employees to take unpaid time off

Montgomery AdvertiserGroup signs $2.5M deal to redevelop Maxwell Boulevard

Huntsville TimesGov. Robert Bentley in Huntsville to honor 38 graduates of Police Academy

Huntsville TimesHuntsville named a top 10 best place for military retirees to start second career

Huntsville TimesPanelists at Summit on Philanthropy in Huntsville share a passion for giving back

Huntsville TimesHuntsville schools to begin rolling out Parent Portal portion of student information system

Huntsville TimesPatriot Guard riders named ‘Veteran of Year’ at Madison County Veterans Luncheon

Huntsville TimesHuntsville’s finances not affected by Jefferson County bankruptcy

Huntsville TimesLockheed Martin employees help Harvest area

Huntsville TimesVolunteer opportunities in Huntsville area

Huntsville TimesTVA donates $1,200 to Marshall County 911 board to recognize tornado outbreak efforts

Huntsville TimesPreserve Alabama’s core school standards (editorial)

Birmingham NewsAlabama sewer debt crisis: Jefferson County leaders cite reasons for bankruptcy (with slideshow)

Birmingham NewsConcerns about fire department staffing discussed at Graysville town hall meeting

Birmingham NewsLegislators hopeful of helping Jefferson County in wake of bankruptcy filing

Birmingham NewsEPA recommends finding that Birmingham’s air meets federal standards

Birmingham NewsRegent University president, evangelical church leaders denounce Alabama’s immigration law

Birmingham NewsU.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett lays down law on Jefferson County Chapter 9 case

Birmingham NewsRealtyTrac: Alabama foreclosure filings on the rise

Press-RegisterStockton seeks county help for hiking trail

Press-RegisterCondi Rice touts power of education, democracy in Mobile speech

Press-RegisterThyssenKrupp support business plans to open shop in Chunchula

Press-RegisterMobile County school board can’t agree on superintendent candidate

Press-Register2 shipyards on Mobile River team up for Navy repair work

Press-RegisterAlabama school board picks Deputy Superintendent Tommy Bice for new superintendent

Press-RegisterMoldovan citizen denies allegations he paid for sham marriages for himself, girlfriend

Press-RegisterIt’s too early to pull plug on BP cleanup (editorial)

Press-RegisterNRDA recipe doesn’t call for pork (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsJefferson County prepares for high tax rates, cuts

Tuscaloosa NewsTrail will allow closer look at coke oven ruins

Tuscaloosa NewsCNN reporter Soledad OBrien touts diversity at UA

Anniston StarA waste of time: State Supreme Court rightly rejects Little’s suit against The Star

Anniston StarA call to action on Veterans Day: Leave no one behind

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: Decision time, and only 1 choice

Decatur Daily Pledge to remember

Gadsden TimesTwo from Gadsden on task force mentoring Afghan police

Gadsden TimesState school board approves new restraint, seclusion rules

Gadsden TimesTraditional turkey dinner costs 13 percent more

Associated PressSome Alabama stations did not get emergency test

New York TimesBankruptcy Rarely Offers Easy Answer for Counties

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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