Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 4/10/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserDA: Escapee shouldn’t have been at ranch

Montgomery AdvertiserNew Ala. district maps could face legal challenges

Montgomery AdvertiserThreat of getting boot causes city’s parking revenue to soar

Montgomery AdvertiserOfficials withdraw Montgomery County planning commission bill

Montgomery AdvertiserPrattville City Council discusses audit in 15-minute work session

Montgomery AdvertiserAdvertiser Editorial: Pension changes necessary

Huntsville TimesLimestone County woman cattle farmer to head state cattle association

Huntsville TimesLauderdale County to begin Hope Card program for protection order holders

Huntsville TimesAthens considering converting city vehicles to run off compressed natural gas

Huntsville TimesWe’re healthy in Madison County, but not enough (editorial)

Birmingham NewsBirmingham schools: Witherspoon’s future a likely topic today

Birmingham NewsAlabama group calls for reinstatement of teacher it says was fired for Trayvon Martin effort

Birmingham NewsHomewood residents express support for new community center, more sidewalks

Birmingham NewsMidfield extends deadline for residents who want to serve on the school board

Birmingham NewsJefferson County says Mellon illegally took $584,700 from county fund

Birmingham NewsJefferson County Library Cooperative nets $5,200 from Whole Foods Market shoppers

Press-RegisterMore test security measures now in place in Mobile County’s schools

Press-RegisterHeated meeting in Eight Mile on foul odor, no quick solutions

Press-RegisterMild winter means the mosquitoes are coming

Press-RegisterFeds: Bayou La Batre mayor rejected housing applicants he considered promiscuous or of low character

Press-RegisterMore reasons to study the Gulf long-term (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsTuscaloosa Center for Technology students build desk for girl with cerebral palsy

Tuscaloosa NewsLegislators to consider immigration law revisions

Tuscaloosa NewsSheriff adds 2 paramedics to assist in medical emergencies

Tuscaloosa NewsHabitat for Humanitys aftermath

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: MLK Boulevard must be improved

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Herndon learned lesson with fine

Anniston StarHurry up and wait: In Alabama, going to the doctor can be a time-consuming experience

Anniston StarPatience on the road: Time to get moving again on parkway progress

Decatur Daily Goal of alien law

Decatur Daily Odd view on taxes

Gadsden TimesPanel to discuss revisions to state immigration law

Opelika-Auburn NewsLocal governments partner for recycling event

Associated PressAuburn company to bring 250 jobs to Ala

Associated PressAuburn schools buy land for possible new school

Los Angeles TimesImmigration: Leave it to the feds

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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