Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 5/15/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserBeer lovers wait for action on bills

Montgomery AdvertiserNo decision on relocation of probate, revenue office

Montgomery AdvertiserOfficer will seek open council seat

Huntsville TimesPreservation commission rejects large, ornate home on Huntsville’s Echols Avenue

Huntsville TimesGovernor compliments Legislature and Redstone Arsenal, takes swipe at local senator

Huntsville TimesNuclear Regulatory Commission to discuss findings from inspection of Browns Ferry nuclear plant

Huntsville TimesSweepstakes to give 100 teachers $500 for school supplies

Huntsville TimesHuntsville students place third in world robotics competition, seek state tournament

Huntsville TimesState budget delays irresponsible (editorial)

Birmingham NewsBill would give panel the power to alter sentences

Birmingham NewsLane Parke hearing in Mountain Brook draws smaller crowd

Birmingham NewsVestavia Hills council supports job tax bill for Jefferson County

Birmingham NewsTeachers union rallies for legislative help for Jefferson County

Birmingham NewsCooper Green Mercy Hospital apparently made payments from fund without Jefferson County Commission’s knowledge, Carrington says

Birmingham NewsVestavia Hills City Council rejects traffic light cameras

Birmingham NewsAlabama corruption trials show federal prosecutors need restraints, Don Siegelman’s lawyers argue

Birmingham NewsBirmingham Mayor William Bell proposes 2013 budget without spending from reserves

Birmingham NewsProsecutors: Ex-Alabama Organ Center director should serve 27 months for kickback scheme

Birmingham NewsChurch arsonist, ex-Birmingham-Southern student, asks Bibb County judge to end state prison time

Birmingham NewsJohn Archibald suspects duplicity among Alabama lawmakers; our commenters seem unsurprised

Press-RegisterRetirement community rallies around sisters planning surgeries for kidney transplantation

Press-RegisterMobile County school board weighing calendar options

Press-RegisterJudge expresses concerns about letting jury hear evidence in Bayou La Batre criminal case

Press-RegisterImmigration law could get worse (editorial)

Anniston StarAlabama’s best ideas? State Legislature seems incapable of developing new, modern ideas

Anniston StarCrumbling resistance: Alabamians eager for constitutional reform finally seeing fruits of the labors

Anniston StarSway the skeptics

Decatur Daily The death of empathy

Opelika-Auburn NewsRefinancing jail renovations saves Lee County $890K

Associated PressAL first lady to donate books to elementary school

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.

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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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