Daily Headlines, Saturday, 5/5/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer police officer charged with bribery

Montgomery AdvertiserJustice Department sends letter on immigration law; protesters seek repeal

Montgomery AdvertiserLegislature targets looting

Montgomery AdvertiserBill on defining personhood faces fight

Montgomery Advertiser9 in family charged with tax fraud

Montgomery AdvertiserPolice: Residents say cameras to catch speeders a success

Huntsville TimesAlabama Legislature passes bill shifting Madison County court oversight from clerk to court administrator, judges

Huntsville TimesState finance director Marquita Davis gives $18 million challenge to Alabama A&M alums

Huntsville TimesThe bad news of a tornado-less April? Not much rain

Huntsville TimesHuntsville school board meeting audience met with metal detectors

Huntsville TimesAlabama A&M awarded $25,000 in Retool Your School contest

Huntsville TimesMadison County Commission goes behind closed doors for second straight meeting

Huntsville TimesGov. Robert Bentley should flunk state school calendar bill and send it back with a veto (editorial)

Birmingham NewsDepartment of Justice concerned Alabama’s immigration law limits education for Hispanic students

Birmingham NewsDaniel Acker’s Alabama teacher retirement pay to continue despite child sex abuse convictions (updated)

Birmingham NewsBice says Alabama schools took steps to keep immigration law from driving away students

Birmingham NewsMore education questions for Alabama legislators

Press-RegisterBishop State student who moved from Africa to Mobile to attend college will earn degree

Press-RegisterTheir stories vary, but newest Americans express hope for better life (Gallery)

Press-RegisterBeaver unexpectedly found living near Fairhope shopping centers

Press-RegisterConecuh woman gets probation for selling Social Security numbers to corrupt tax preparer

Press-RegisterNew Senior Bowl director should already be well prepared (editorial)

Associated PressAla. Democrats offer maps for legislative seats

Associated PressAla. man shot in buttock over Facebook dispute

Associated PressConstitution revision going to Alabama voters

New York TimesTighter Rules Are Issued on Municipal Bond Deals

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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