Daily Headlines, Sunday, 5/13/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserFarmers keep eye on worsening drought

Montgomery AdvertiserJust Saying: Education cuts affect everyone

Montgomery AdvertiserUSDA predicting record corn harvest this summer

Huntsville TimesFailed UAB/UAH legislation ‘serving notice that we are not satisfied’

Huntsville TimesBusiness editor remembers his mother on this weekend

Birmingham NewsForeclosure sales in Birmingham metro area on rise

Birmingham NewsAs session nears close, Alabama lawmakers still face budgets, immigration

Birmingham NewsStamp Out Hunger food drive collects 75,000 pounds of food so far

Birmingham NewsVestavia Hills teenager gets recognition for campaign against juvenile arthritis

Birmingham NewsAlabama lawmakers disappoint governor

Press-RegisterState school board member Ella Bell visits Mobile schools in redrawn district

Press-RegisterSam Jones explains campaign spending

Press-RegisterPrichard water customers should chart their own future (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsBudgets poised for final passage

Tuscaloosa NewsUniontown sewage problems threaten areas downstream

Tuscaloosa NewsAlberta fights for survival: Businesses reeling in tornado aftermath

Tuscaloosa NewsUniversity of Alabama students shrink families tax bills

Tuscaloosa NewsHearing set in Hale County probate judge contest

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Charter schools would benefit education system

Anniston StarBob Davis: Off the charts on Goat Hill

Anniston StarThat’s special: Redistricting Alabama’s Legislature needn’t be so complicated

Decatur Daily Nichols must be outsider

Decatur Daily Sign says no griping or whining

Gadsden TimesGeneral Fund, education budgets go down to wire

Gadsden TimesU.S. Highway 411 project expected to move forward

Associated PressAla. Lt. Gov. Ivey to chair state GOP delegates

Associated PressNo charges against Headland officers in shooting

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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