Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 5/8/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserBo’s bikes for sale

Huntsville TimesMadison Utilities board votes to keep fluoride in city’s drinking water supply

Huntsville TimesAlabama GOP considering how to replace disqualified Madison County judge candidate

Huntsville TimesJames Clemens principal one of two finalists for superintendent’s post in Jackson County Georgia (updated)

Huntsville Times‘Trendsetting’ Huntsville sanitation manager Kathy Hunt dead of apparent heart attack

Huntsville TimesTwo Randolph School teens to compete in national math competition

Huntsville TimesCourt battle continues for Stevenson man who buried wife in their front yard

Birmingham NewsPleasant Grove council authorizes agreement with Jefferson County on voting machines

Birmingham NewsFairfield council moves to follow judge’s order on ownership of civic center

Birmingham NewsKimberly gambling, bribery probe yields 2 more plea deals, indictment

Birmingham NewsBirmingham’s William Bell, Craig Witherspoon explain why bond issue, tax hike needed

Birmingham NewsClay rezones property for new city hall

Birmingham NewsBBA ‘strongly’ supports bill to solve Jefferson County financial woes

Press-RegisterOil mat attack planned in Orange Beach by coastal managers

Press-RegisterClarity Act, three other insurance bills, on verge of passing Legislature

Press-RegisterFormer Prichard water superintendent files reverse-discrimination lawsuit

Press-RegisterDispersant and crude oil chemicals topic of meetings regarding Gulf Oil spill

Tuscaloosa NewsChallenge filed in Hale probate judge runoff

Tuscaloosa NewsTireless volunteer Carolyn Fritz dies at 64

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Using salvaged trees for rebuilding a bonus

Anniston StarTaking care of business: Constitutional reform gets off the ground by making right constituents happy

Decatur Daily Voice of experience for kids

Associated PressAla. gov signs law banning texting while driving

Associated PressBudgets take top priority in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressAla. House expected to consider new pension plan

Associated PressCondoleezza Rice to co-chair civil rights events

Associated PressAla peach crop ready weeks early, warm temps cited

Associated PressCity Council told graves are decaying in Ala. town

Los Angeles TimesGeorge Lindsey added a new nickname to the vernacular: Goober

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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