Daily Headlines, Thursday, 5/3/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserBill on defining personhood faces fight

Montgomery AdvertiserJudge: Settlement in spill to proceed

Montgomery AdvertiserConstitution revision panel may take up home rule

Montgomery AdvertiserSuit over casino jackpot dismissed

Montgomery AdvertiserSurvey: U.S. hiring slowed down in April

Huntsville TimesFederally protected snails in Limestone County creeks may complicate debris removal

Huntsville TimesTimes Watchdog Report: North and south Huntsville schools further separated by uniforms

Huntsville TimesHuntsville City Councilman Bill Kling says housing officials ‘ignoring the input’ of Lowe Mill residents

Huntsville TimesGov. Bentley accepts $100,000 grant from Verizon for state’s emergency relief fund

Huntsville TimesHuntsville superintendent to remove principals, overhaul staff at Westlawn, Chapman middle schools this summer

Huntsville TimesNational Merit Scholarship Corp. names local award recipients

Huntsville TimesLauderdale County doctor indicted for $1.3 million fraud

Huntsville TimesText this: No more texting while driving in Alabama (editorial)

Huntsville TimesLet Madison decide school tax (Editorial)

Birmingham NewsJefferson Commission chief David Carrington sees ticking clock on Cooper Green hospital solution

Birmingham NewsSenate passes watered-down charter proposal

Birmingham NewsBirmingham mayor wants $150 million for capital projects, double the amount of original proposal

Birmingham NewsAlabama House to discuss proposed Jefferson County occupational tax

Birmingham NewsAlabama Legislature votes to count OT on pensions

Birmingham NewsPostal workers in Leeds and Madison indicted for delaying and stealing mail

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Unfortunately, Birmingham stares at the prospect of a red-tinged budget after all

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Lawmaker’s bill tying a new Jefferson County occupational tax to sewer rates makes no sense

Press-RegisterSemmes 25 percent bigger as it marks one year as municipality

Press-RegisterFormer Brewton police officer arrested on ethics violations

Press-RegisterHouse panel approves Baldwin school sales tax proposal

Press-RegisterNew neighbor: City of Daphne takes over problematic dirt pit

Press-RegisterState scientists look for cause of Mobile Bay fish die-off

Press-RegisterA time to reflect on choices, consequences (Editorial)

Press-RegisterEditorial: Two Baldwin commissioners fail leadership test

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: School start bill offers families convenience

Anniston Star‘Symbolic but irrelevant’: Anti-abortion forces disappointed in state’s Republican majority

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: Social engineering on Redneck Riviera – It doesn’t always work

Decatur Daily Gov. Bentley’s tax dilemma

Decatur Daily Montgomery knows best

Gadsden TimesInmates again play key role in Renew Our Rivers

Gadsden TimesBill could force school systems to re-evaluate calendars

Gadsden TimesSardis High School raises funds to help student

Gadsden TimesUniversities: Budget cuts will mean tuition increases

Opelika-Auburn NewsHouse committee OKs Auburn trustees bill

Opelika-Auburn NewsResidents voice concerns on closing of Twin Lakes dam

Associated Press2 Alabamians charged with disaster benefit fraud

Associated Press2 Ala. venues barred from Kentucky Derby betting

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressAla mayor quits amid misconduct claims

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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