Daily Headlines, Saturday, 1/21/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserProsecution not calling Beason, Lewis aren’t planned as witnesses in second trial By Phillip Rawls

Montgomery AdvertiserState’s unemployment rate continues decline

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama, Georgia farmers mull planting after immigration crackdown

Montgomery AdvertiserMayors unveil plans to mark 50-year anniversary of civil rights events

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama State stadium runs over budget: $12 million needed for expanded project

Montgomery AdvertiserRetirement ceremony held for police dog

Montgomery AdvertiserASU initiating new program for minorities in construction

Montgomery AdvertiserCrowd gathers to honor Lee on his birthday

Montgomery AdvertiserProfessor gives lesson on pivotal time in state

Montgomery AdvertiserBusiness briefs: Golf scores big for Alabama, study shows

Huntsville TimesCity of Madison is on the fast track for 2012

Huntsville TimesHuntsville superintendent calls police after discovering Lee High School fight video on YouTube

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Police Department: Officer violated policy when he shot at woman’s car in Target shopping center

Huntsville TimesAlabama A&M has link to one of the original Tuskegee Airmen in Alva Temple

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Mayor Tommy Battle challenges every city resident to get fit in 2012

Huntsville TimesU.S. Postal Service celebrating Alabama’s football national championship

Huntsville TimesWright Brothers, rockets and ‘Red Tails’ showcase Alabama’s storied aviation and aerospace history (Editorial)

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: A plan to change sentencing

Birmingham NewsProsecutors dispute claim that they withheld information in Alabama vote-buying case

Birmingham NewsJefferson County manager, some commissioners disagree on helping with city elections

Birmingham NewsOn Alabama campuses: federal transportation center, more

Birmingham NewsAlabama authorities probe Fairfield inmate death

Birmingham NewsUpdate: Birmingham city flags lowered to honor Colonel Stone Johnson

Press-RegisterJudge denies BP request to penalize Halliburton

Press-RegisterUnemployment rate falls, but economist says optimism over figures should be guarded

Press-RegisterThyssenKrupp CEO remains committed to Alabama mill

Press-RegisterMore than 20 students injured in Goshen school bus wreck (Photo)

Press-RegisterTeams’ true supporters reject bad fans’ behavior (editorial)

Press-RegisterSeparate the RESTORE Act from partisan politics (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsAgreement reached in McFarland upgrade project

Anniston StarA better way than usury: New federal bureau is right to examine payday lenders

Gadsden TimesTwo key lawmakers out for gambling retrial

Gadsden TimesEtowah County domestic violence unit receives grant

Opelika-Auburn NewsAuburn Board narrows superintendent search to 3

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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