Daily Headlines, Sunday, 4/29/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserState lawmakers debate school start age

Montgomery AdvertiserTornado victims remembered at service at Capitol

Montgomery AdvertiserTax collection indicates Alabama is recovering economically

Montgomery AdvertiserSucceeding in the classroom: Teach for America group coming to Lee admired, controversial

Montgomery AdvertiserHow are Teach for America staffers selected and trained?

Huntsville TimesAnniston middle school wins national Earth Day competition

Huntsville TimesChainsaw Team Six still ‘doing the Lord’s work’ a year after the Harvest tornado

Huntsville TimesDo tornadoes have a favorite path? Or are repeat victims just unlucky?

Huntsville TimesFacebook page that reunited victims with photos, documents shutting down

Huntsville TimesKeeping ahead of the storms: a call for improved weather warning systems (editorial)

Birmingham NewsIf school board members are role models, the model is … out of order

Birmingham NewsApril 27, 2011 tornadoes: Alabama poultry farmers, foresters continue to recover

Birmingham NewsAlabama’s FEMA approval rate lowest among 7 states

Birmingham NewsSarah Palin tells Christian women to follow Alabama’s motto, ‘Dare to defend our rights’

Birmingham NewsBirmingham hosts Prince Edward for award celebration (slideshow, video)

Birmingham NewsVolunteers and residents build garden for seniors in Sandusky

Press-RegisterSatsuma sets tuition for out-of-city students at $650

Press-RegisterOrange Beach developers want BP funds for Turquoise condo project

Press-RegisterSupreme Court overturns Fort Morgan annexation

Press-RegisterBoom from 2010 oil spill could help local firefighters

Press-RegisterSame-sex marriage is inevitable, even in Alabama  (insight)

Press-RegisterNew schools chief must revamp discipline (Insight)

Press-RegisterMobile area legislators should support courts, fee increase (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsBo Jacksons bicycle trek ends in Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa NewsJoplin and Tuscaloosa became sister cities of destruction

Tuscaloosa NewsGov. Bentley says Alabama is better prepared now

Tuscaloosa NewsOpinions divided on Tuscaloosa’s recovery progress

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Alabama Highway 69 needs work

Anniston StarH. Brandt Ayers: Past clearer than present

Anniston StarBob Davis: Fair points and civility

Decatur Daily Way to go, biker Bo

Gadsden Times‘We Remember You’: Memorial unveiled in DeKalb County

Gadsden TimesAlabama may have to address immigration law again

Associated PressFaith leaders to hold vigil on AL immigration law

Associated PressEngine manufacturer to lay off 250 in Alabama

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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