Daily Headlines, Thursday, 5/10/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserEx-school officer sentenced in child porn case

Montgomery AdvertiserMajor League Baseball to help tornado victims

Montgomery AdvertiserMan tries to save grandfather’s home

Montgomery AdvertiserAla. legislator praises Obama’s decision on gay marriage

Montgomery AdvertiserFormer district judge announces run for mayor

Montgomery AdvertiserLAMP’s founding director to take over as interim principal in June

Huntsville TimesHuntsville looks to Greenville, S.C., for tips on remaking downtown

Huntsville Times‘Best High School’ national rankings include 93 state schools, six area high schools in Alabama top 20 list

Huntsville TimesNorth Alabama Burger King franchise owner sued for alleged failure to make overtime payments

Huntsville TimesSales tax, building permit revenue fuels fast start to Huntsville’s budget year

Huntsville TimesRussellville mayor seeks continuance in state ethics complaint investigation

Huntsville TimesKeeping open Huntsville school board meetings open (editorial)

Birmingham NewsBirmingham civil rights district may get makeover

Birmingham NewsAlabama Teacher of the Year says she’ll be advocate for classroom teachers

Birmingham NewsAlabama Senate kills move to repeal immigration law

Birmingham NewsBirmingham-area youths to be recognized Thursday at McWane Science Center for promoting healthy living

Press-RegisterBP says it will assist if oil in Orange Beach came from 2010 spill

Press-RegisterRuling clears the way for referendum on Prichard-Mobile utility merger

Press-RegisterMobile business leaders show the way forward (Press-Register Editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsU.S. Postal Service seeks to keep rural sites open

Tuscaloosa NewsGreene County tax vote clears hurdle

Tuscaloosa NewsBeer container bill passes House

Tuscaloosa NewsOfficial who confronted Wallace at Foster Auditorium dies

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Clarke, Fritz helped build strong Kentuck

Anniston StarAlabama state parks: House budget leaves more than footprints, takes more than pictures from parks

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: A family reunion

Decatur Daily Bentley improves school bill

Opelika-Auburn NewsOpelika Power unveils new logo

Opelika-Auburn NewsAuburn earns high marks from bond rating agencies

Opelika-Auburn NewsPopulation for transportation planning up 24 percent

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressHouse passes bill aimed at aiding clogged prisons

Associated PressEffort to override school start bill veto stalls

Associated PressFormer employee of DAen#39;s office sentenced

Associated PressAla. governor signs unemployment comp fraud law

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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