Daily Headlines, Friday, 3/9/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserMcGregor focuses on reopening VictoryLand

Montgomery AdvertiserSenate approves $300 per teacher for supplies

Montgomery AdvertiserSantorum stumps in Alabama

Montgomery AdvertiserCourt blocks 2 provisions of immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserLabor data shows job market strengthening

Montgomery AdvertiserChancellor buyout expensive

Huntsville TimesGovernor visits storm-damaged Madison, Limestone Counties (video)

Huntsville TimesDeKalb County D.A.R.E. program gets donation

Huntsville TimesAlabama appeals court rejects Amy Bishop’s request for defense expert funds and trial delay

Huntsville TimesMany high schools still not offering rigorous enough curriculum, report says

Huntsville TimesChoices for Madison County Commission Chairman (editorial)

Huntsville TimesBudget cuts a threat to mentally ill (editorial)

Birmingham NewsAlabama Campaign 2012: Alabama is latest GOP battleground (with video, gallery)

Birmingham NewsAlabama state Rep. Paul DeMarco introduces bill to allow Jefferson County cities to issue car tags

Birmingham NewsRick Santorum goes on the attack while campaigning in Alabama (slideshow)

Birmingham NewsSenate OKs provision to direct oil spill fine money to Gulf states

Birmingham NewsJefferson County District Court, Place 12: Incumbent, newcomer vie for family court judge

Birmingham News6TH Congressional District: Candidates have plenty of common ground

Birmingham NewsPeople at Alabama State House rally against cuts in ‘essential services’ for disabled people

Birmingham NewsAlabama Board of Education, District 7: Education veterans vie for seat

Press-RegisterHerman Cain stumps for Public Service Commission candidate Kathy Peterson

Press-RegisterDon’t turn back the clock on Mobile’s progress (editorial)

Press-RegisterAlabama’s not there yet on tougher building standards (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsResidents question plans for rebuilding

Tuscaloosa NewsResidents cite lack of trust in system

Tuscaloosa NewsCounty garbage service rates to rise

Tuscaloosa NewsCommission candidates differ on handling countys reserve fund

Tuscaloosa NewsHopefuls offer different perspective for schools

Tuscaloosa NewsState school board candidate withdraws

Tuscaloosa NewsBentley’s plan for state pensions makes sense

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Voters shouldn’t have to pay for political texts

Anniston StarOn the radar – finally: Alabama primary not being ignored

Anniston StarBudget cuts that cut deep

Anniston StarA lesson not learned

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: One issue solved; what’s next, Anniston?

Anniston StarJames L. Evans: Intersection of faith and life

Decatur Daily Romney is best choice for GOP

Gadsden TimesBid opening for next phase of U.S. Highway 411 project delayed

Gadsden TimesHighland Water Authority closer to expansion after commission’s moves

Gadsden TimesGwin: Drug card program has saved county residents $40,000

Gadsden TimesCommission approves transfer of excess land funds

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

New York TimesSuper PAC’ Increasing Congress’s Sense of Insecurity

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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