Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 2/14/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserSPLC raises food stamp issues with immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserDefense questions lobbyist’s testimony

Montgomery AdvertiserBills aimed at job creation

Montgomery AdvertiserEx-ASU employee: Firing was retaliation for complaint

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Don’t use rural kids as pawns

Huntsville TimesDiverting money from education fund won’t hurt students, state finance director says

Huntsville TimesStudy says N. Ala. has a long way to go in ‘local food’ effort

Huntsville TimesPresident’s 2013 budget due today, and Huntsville-area NASA, defense workers on watch

Huntsville TimesStudent achievement, communication top issues in District 1 Madison County school board race

Huntsville TimesMadison County should move from an elected county schools superintendent to an appointed one (editorial)

Birmingham NewsMidfield City Council approves recycling trailer from Alabama Environmental Council

Birmingham NewsSen. Linda Coleman vows fight against bill to ban job tax

Birmingham NewsAlabama, Florida take water fight with Georgia to U.S. Supreme Court

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Council committee endorses $487,000 allocation to Railroad Park

Birmingham NewsOutbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease severe in Alabama

Press-RegisterModel for Baldwin County’s Digital Renaissance called ‘shining example’

Press-RegisterJury convicts 4, acquits 2 in $29 million hemophilia case

Press-RegisterPoarch Creeks continue economic expansion

Press-RegisterUpdated: Montgomery abortion clinic trespass trial to resume Tuesday (video)

Tuscaloosa NewsCorrections employee fired after shooting

Tuscaloosa NewsMore students, higher housing needs

Tuscaloosa NewsHouse to take up incentive bill today

Tuscaloosa NewsMercedes confident expansions will help company thrive

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Mental health services rely on adequate funds

Anniston StarThe Alabama that we love

Decatur Daily Glimpse at a bright future

Gadsden TimesHubbard unsure if he has votes to pass amendment that would aid Goodyear plant

Gadsden TimesDistrict 30 Community Development funds distributed

Gadsden TimesEx-civil rights leader encourages focusing on future, celebrating past

New York TimesRepublicans Say President’s Proposed Savings Look Bigger Than They Are

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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