Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 5/9/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserEstimated 1,000 more graves found

Montgomery AdvertiserOfficials propose cutting costs for middle-school sports

Montgomery AdvertiserForecast lowers US gas prices

Huntsville TimesBill that would have stripped Huntsville’s TVA money dies in Senate committee

Huntsville TimesBridgeport councilman arrested on misdemeanor menacing and harassment charges

Huntsville TimesHuntsville sanitation workers pay unique tribute to fallen boss (Photo gallery)

Huntsville TimesMarshall County firing range closed on orders from Albertville officials

Huntsville TimesThe disqualification of a Republican who won a Madison County judgeship is a matter of law (editorial)

Birmingham NewsStruggle over Trinity Medical Center’s plan to move to US 280 goes back to court

Birmingham NewsAlabama House overrides governor’s objection to the school start date bill

Birmingham NewsAlabama Legislature passes bill barring abortion coverage

Birmingham NewsAlabama Senate delays vote on insurance exchange

Birmingham NewsAUM study: Alabama Hispanic population increased 150 percent in the last decade

Birmingham NewsJefferson County district attorney meets with mother of Ja’Quares Cortez Walker; activist says questions remain

Birmingham NewsElevated toll road plan for US 280 still up in the air, Alabama DOT chief says

Press-RegisterLawmakers, consumer advocates laud passage of insurance bills

Press-RegisterTourism revenues increase on Gulf Coast; SEC Beach Fest set

Press-RegisterEastern Shore Chamber of Commerce rolls out new economic development Blueprint

Press-RegisterAlabama Legislature: End pensions after corruption

Press-RegisterBaldwin County Health Department lifts swimming advisory for Fairhope

Press-RegisterTake advantage of tool for understanding the oil spill (editorial)

Press-RegisterEditorial: Shorter school calendar means students learn less

Tuscaloosa NewsPolice precincts are ready to rebuild

Tuscaloosa NewsHealth officer says Alabama Medicaid crisis nears

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Legislature can solve annexation squabble

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Using salvaged trees for rebuilding a bonus

Anniston StarAn example of a bad bill: Bentley was right to veto controversial bill for Randolph County

Anniston StarText no more

Decatur Daily Congrats to ULA workers

Opelika-Auburn NewsLocals to face transportation issues this summer

Associated PressMoney unlikely for wrongfully jailed Alabama mom

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressAla. lawmakers pass bill to pay for class supplies

Associated PressLeaders of fraud ring sentenced in Alabama

Associated PressAL House stalls bill to allow larger beer bottles

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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