Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 4/25/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserCavanaugh to face Baxley for PSC president

Montgomery AdvertiserImmigration law changes divisive

Montgomery AdvertiserOfficials expect hundreds of new jobs from Korea trip

Montgomery AdvertiserReese wins Autauga County Commission District 4 race

Montgomery AdvertiserBowen, Taylor win Elmore County Commission races

Montgomery AdvertiserJustiss prevails in GOP runoff for Elmore County circuit clerk

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Retired Marine general drills kids on character

Montgomery AdvertiserNew high school has higher price tag

Huntsville TimesMayoral candidate Don Palmer says Madison needs his vision

Huntsville TimesResults for primary runoff elections for Marshall, Limestone, Morgan and Jackson counties

Huntsville TimesHuntsville superintendent touts achievements in first ‘State of the Schools’ address

Huntsville TimesStudent uniforms to become policy at 10 additional Huntsville schools this fall

Huntsville TimesSisk narrowly edges Parker in Madison County Commission District 3 race (updated)

Huntsville TimesDemos overtakes Gentle in Republican runoff for Madison County probate judge

Huntsville TimesChris Messervy wins Madison County District Court judge runoff over Linda Coats (Updated)

Huntsville TimesAs Bo Jackson ride kicks off, 11-year-old Bryce Ferguson is an inspiration

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Housing Authority notification bill dies in House committee, still alive in Senate

Huntsville TimesAlabama lawmakers need to clean up the legislative pay reform bill and send a sensible, straightforward one to voters (Editorial)

Birmingham NewsJefferson County rejects paying past-due bills for Cooper Green Mercy Hospital

Birmingham NewsAlabama governor continues tornado recovery tour today

Birmingham NewsAlabama tornadoes: Many west Jefferson cities still recovering (slideshows, videos)

Birmingham NewsBirmingham school board vote draws objection from lead investigator Ed Richardson

Birmingham NewsBirmingham-area leadership fails. It’s time for Phase 2

Birmingham NewsBirmingham improves rank in American Lung Association’s State of the Air air pollution report

Birmingham NewsHalliburton objects to Gulf oil spill settlement

Birmingham NewsWilliams proposes bill to allow Jefferson County to raise $64 million a year in taxes

Birmingham NewsCharter school discussion this evening in Birmingham draws small crowd

Birmingham NewsKaren Dunn Burks wins Democratic primary runoff for circuit clerk in Bessemer

Birmingham NewsJim Hughey III wins Democratic primary runoff for Jefferson County Circuit Court Place 9

Press-RegisterJerry Carl defeats incumbent Mike Dean for Mobile County Commission (photo gallery)

Press-RegisterFormer Baldwin County Realtor gets more than 3 years, ordered to pay almost $5.2 million

Press-RegisterMobile City Council president forms committee of business leaders to look at budget

Press-RegisterBaldwin County buys 2,400 acres for industrial megasite

Press-RegisterHalliburton objects to Gulf oil spill settlement

Press-RegisterVoters sparse for Tuesday runoff election in Mobile, Baldwin counties

Press-RegisterJack Weaver tops Dawn Hare in 35th judicial circuit race (Southwest Alabama election results)

Press-RegisterDavid Cox wins Baldwin County school board race

Press-RegisterEmployent up at Port of Mobile as business picture improves

Press-RegisterThe Weather Channel predicts below average hurricane season (Video)

Press-RegisterBaldwin County Catholic high school on horizon

Press-RegisterAlabama Senate approves ban on texting while driving

Press-RegisterRep. Jo Bonner: Jury is still out on Ken Feinberg (George Talbot)

Press-RegisterEditorial: What we didn’t learn from the tornadoes

Anniston StarTribe and error: Killing the goose that laid the golden egg at an Indian casino in Alabama?

Decatur Daily Success, tragedy of economy

Opelika-Auburn NewsCopeland keeps seat on Lee County school board

Opelika-Auburn NewsNeighbors given authority to OK OHS change orders

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressWrite-in candidate quits Ala. chief justice race

New York TimesThe Criminalization of Bad Mothers

Los Angeles TimesThe anti-immigrant game

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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