Daily Headlines, Monday, 5/7/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserGroups pushing to elect more women in the South

Montgomery AdvertiserState superintendent calls for higher standards

Montgomery AdvertiserEastern Shore Trail nearing completion

Montgomery AdvertiserLawmaker supports compact with tribe on casinos

Montgomery Advertiser18,000 Alabamians could share $3.9M in health rebates

Huntsville TimesDefense budget sequester has Huntsville holding its breath

Huntsville TimesULA workers reject strike; contract in effect

Huntsville TimesServicemen’s dad who plans to walk 2,120 miles to support troops makes stop in Huntsville

Huntsville TimesBill promises Huntsville-area school systems easier time qualifying for state construction bonds

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Accountability for incentives

Huntsville TimesAlabama Farmers need to think about world trade (op-ed by State Agricultural Commissioner John McMillan)

Birmingham NewsJefferson County job tax bill clears another hurdle

Birmingham NewsAlabama Medicaid funding loss would strip billions in US grants

Birmingham NewsBirmingham parks board to discuss proposed shift in power

Birmingham NewsBankruptcy judge: the court will not interfere with Jefferson County’s authority over hospital

Birmingham NewsTeachers discuss raising graduation rates and lowering dropout numbers

Press-RegisterMobile Mayor Sam Jones takes on Lagniappe (Political Skinny)

Press-RegisterDredge hits submerged oil mat near marina, Orange Beach official says

Press-Register8th-graders need farewell speeches, too (Coleman)

Press-Register‘Ain’t no way’ this bill will do (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsCity set to hire 6 to meet ADEM demands

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Traffic light cameras not the solution

Anniston StarAlabama getaway: How to drive relocating companies away

Anniston StarCrisis in Medicaid

Decatur Daily Late break for schools has drawbacks

Gadsden TimesPassionate Action: 15-year-old organizes run/walk event for bullying awareness

Associated PressJury selection set in Macon County casino suit

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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