Daily Headlines, Saturday, 5/12/2012

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserFriends remember ‘Goober Pyle’ actor

Montgomery AdvertiserLegislature to consider raising court fees

Montgomery AdvertiserMajor League Baseball to help tornado victims

Montgomery AdvertiserBoard of trustees votes to offer ASU president job to Clark Atlanta provost

Montgomery AdvertiserTeacher selected for Juilliard workshop

Huntsville TimesEPA regulations won’t cause problems for Huntsville’s mosquito control

Huntsville TimesClaims of fundraising for Lee basketball team a scam, Huntsville school officials say

Huntsville TimesAthens State closer to getting own board of trustees; no plans to become 4-year school

Huntsville TimesArab Mayor Gary Beam diagnosed with prostate cancer

Huntsville TimesLegislative bill to separate UAH, UAB from UA System dies

Huntsville TimesStamp Out Hunger food drive Saturday

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: GOP’s turn to draw legislative districts

Birmingham NewsPresident Obama’s support of gay marriage assessed by leaders in law, faith, family

Birmingham NewsAlabama Court of Criminal Appeals upholds DUI manslaughter conviction of off-duty police officer

Birmingham NewsU.S. Rep. Terri Sewell in Qatar as part of congressional delegation visit

Press-RegisterOrange Beach oil sheen not from BP spill; plan to deal with tar mat expected next week

Press-RegisterLewis Communications paperwork tied to tourism spending scandal

Press-RegisterMore proof that a poor school system holds Alabama back (editorial)

Gadsden TimesBill to raise court costs in limbo

Gadsden TimesBoaz school system looks at capital improvements

Associated PressGround-breaking planned for Ala. capital project

Associated PressNew marketing campaign to push Ala. seafood

New York TimesStudents Make Gains in Testing on Science

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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