Daily Headlines, Monday, 4/23/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserJefferson County lawmakers to revisit compromise

Montgomery AdvertiserDothan deals with economic setbacks

Montgomery AdvertiserReport: State lacks climate change plan

Montgomery AdvertiserCourt ruling puts future of Creek casinos in doubt

Montgomery AdvertiserTuition hikes approved for Auburn, AUM

Montgomery AdvertiserTiny turnout predicted at polls for PSC runoff

Huntsville TimesProbate judge runoff candidates face challenge of getting voters back to the polls

Huntsville TimesMonte Sano community celebrates Earth Day with certification as wildlife habitat

Huntsville Times‘Rocket City Rednecks’ crew denied entry to Student Launch Initiative

Huntsville TimesUnified school calendar bill denies voice to local boards, parents (By state Sen. Hill Holtzclaw)

Birmingham NewsAlabama immigration bill to have language removed on questioning passengers, GOP says

Birmingham NewsAlabama watches as high court debates Arizona immigration law

Birmingham News1 in 2 new graduates are jobless or underemployed

Birmingham NewsLouise Alexander, Karen Burks seek Democratic nomination for Jefferson County circuit clerk’s seat in Bessemer Division

Press-RegisterFears remain two years after BP oil spill on Gulf Coast

Press-RegisterFort Knox says ‘no thanks’ to Ted Nugent appearance; cites Obama remarks

Press-RegisterGardendale Sen. Scott Beason introduces own Alabama immigration bill rewrite

Press-RegisterCrimson Tide rolls into the White House (Political Skinny)

Anniston StarRaise the Statehouse roof: The unnecessary complications of cutting Alabama lawmakers’ pay

Anniston StarFast-track to development

Decatur Daily ACA will benefit Alabama

Associated PressState senator pushes for clarity on court ruling

New York TimesDefining Moment on Immigration

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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