Daily Headlines, Sunday, 2/12/2012

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserWeek 1 of corruption trial has interesting moments

Montgomery AdvertiserBill not responsible for recent drop in unemployment

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Political posturing on immigration

Huntsville TimesU.S. Rep. Mo Brooks, Parker Griffith speak at meeting of federal employees group in Huntsville (with video)

Huntsville TimesAlabama A&M encouraged by potential for fall enrollment spike

Huntsville TimesMadison County Commission District 5 race pits incumbent Riddick against McKay

Huntsville TimesThree candidates apply for vacant Madison County Circuit Court judgeship

Huntsville TimesCommittee nominates 3 more candidates for Alabama A&M trustees

Huntsville TimesVoter notification cards in the mail to almost every Madison County voter

Birmingham NewsMignon Comer Smith, Avondale Mills heiress and philanthropist, dies at 81

Birmingham NewsAlabama US Rep. Bachus’ rivals pounce on ethics issue

Press-RegisterTaylor Energy wells still leaking in Gulf after 8 years

Press-RegisterInspired by Beatitudes, L’Arche is refuge for adults with developmental challenges

Press-RegisterBudget standoff will only hurt Alabamians (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsCreative justice

Tuscaloosa NewsLegislators reject Bentley’s budget plans

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Bickering over animal laws won’t protect residents

Anniston StarWhat’s behind Alabama’s job numbers?

Anniston StarH. Brandt Ayers: Whistling past Dixie – again

Anniston StarBob Davis: An Alabama-made iPad – Why not?

Gadsden TimesBentley’s Medicaid cost budget shift rejected

Gadsden TimesLegislators working on state immigration law changes

Associated PressAuto parts maker ZF to expand Tuscaloosa plant

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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