Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 4/24/2012

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserRepublicans face off in PSC runoff today

Montgomery AdvertiserProposals would add $1 fee to cigarettes

Montgomery AdvertiserTroy meeting addresses crimes

Montgomery AdvertiserBP settlement challenged

Montgomery AdvertiserJackson biking state for tornado relief effort

Montgomery AdvertiserReport: State lacks climate change plan

Montgomery AdvertiserOld Alabama Town festival crawling with bookworms

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Rabbi a role model for his fold

Montgomery AdvertiserChurches come to the service of dozens of local projects

Huntsville TimesHuntsville High School students must take alcohol/abstinence program online for prom tickets

Huntsville TimesSuperintendant wants Lee High to be ‘safest school’ in Huntsville

Huntsville TimesRoute of Bo Jackson bike trip through Alabama released

Huntsville TimesGander Mountain teams up with Soles4Souls to provide shoes for needy children

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

Huntsville TimesAllergy, cold meds soon harder to buy from Alabama crackdown on meth (editorial)

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

Birmingham NewsRep. Spencer Bachus paid more for lawyers than TV ads during campaign

Birmingham NewsGov. Robert Bentley announces $125,000 donation for tornado recovery

Birmingham NewsDespite cuts, Cooper Green Mercy Hospital continues emergency room, other services

Birmingham NewsAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley visits with Pleasant Grove family rebuilding from tornado (video)

Press-RegisterAlabama State Port Authority fined for failing to install monitoring wells

Press-RegisterCompany threatened to reveal Mobile Gas mercaptan spill in 2008

Press-RegisterMassive megasite, oil-spill resiliency earn Southern Baldwin honors from biz magazine

Press-RegisterFourth investor pleads guilty to rigging real estate foreclosure auctions in Mobile area

Press-RegisterRuling keeps public safe from Jeremy Bentley (editorial)

Press-RegisterBP exec: After two years, grandeur of the Gulf is returning (Op-ed)

Press-RegisterDon’t fire if you don’t plan to kill (Frances Coleman)

Press-RegisterStatewide building code is a must (Insight)

Anniston StarSpokes in a wheel: Weekend establishes the value of working together

Decatur Daily Real school problem

Associated PressHouse to consider making kids attend school at 6

Associated PressPinson 1st Ala. city exempt from Voting Rights Act

Los Angeles TimesSupreme Court gets Arizona’s SB 1070

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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