Daily Headlines, Wednesday, 5/16/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserBill on sagging pants dies in Senate

Montgomery AdvertiserLegislature uncertain on special session

Montgomery AdvertiserLifeSouth responds to HIV lawsuit

Montgomery AdvertiserIllness closes Children’s Center

Montgomery AdvertiserCouncil to purchase flood-prone property

Huntsville TimesTVA says it will improve accountability at Browns Ferry nuclear plant

Huntsville TimesHuntsville leaders inspired, full of ideas after weekend visit to Greenville, S.C.

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Preservation Commission OKs demolition of Old Town ‘eyesore’

Huntsville TimesMayor calls Huntsville Botanical Garden’s Parking Garden ‘a model for city’s future’

Huntsville Times‘Bonnie and Clyde’ of truancy jailed for allowing children to miss 299 days of school (updated)

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Less costly care at home

Birmingham NewsJefferson County pays $3.6 million in Cooper Green Mercy Hospital past-due invoices, but barely

Birmingham NewsAlabama’s Sessions supports ending tax loophole that illegal immigrants can use

Birmingham NewsGraysville employees complain of hostile work environment; mayor denies accusations

Birmingham NewsIrondale City Council approves new regulations for rental properties

Birmingham NewsAlabama Legislature unsure whether special session will be called Thursday

Birmingham NewsDivided Birmingham City Council votes on North Birmingham legal contract

Birmingham NewsBessemer council authorizes mayor to explore purchasing church for new city hall

Birmingham NewsBirmingham Mayor William Bell presents fiscal 2013 budget with pay raises, no use of reserves

Press-RegisterWith sales tax increase rejected, focus will become where to cut in 2013 budget

Press-RegisterFairhope fixes budget shortfall

Press-RegisterDaphne candidate’s campaign signs have got to go, mayor says

Press-RegisterShip officer testifies captain ordered him to dump garbage on way to Mobile

Press-RegisterThyssenKrupp announcement no threat to Mobile plant, state leader says

Press-RegisterCity seeks rehearing in Fort Morgan annexation ruling

Press-Register10 cases affected by Gulf Shores employee arrest

Press-RegisterThyssenKrupp considers sale of steel mills in Mobile and Brazil (Update)

Press-RegisterImmigration law could get worse (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Construction project costs keep climbing

Anniston Star‘Forever in your debt’: Anniston is textbook example of what it’s like to wear badge in America

Decatur Daily Federal funds critical for north Alabama

Gadsden TimesEtowah County looks for siren alternatives

Gadsden TimesGadsden City Council approves settlement in abatement case

Gadsden TimesGadsden officials criticize Etowah County Commission

Gadsden TimesAlbertville to amend jurisdiction

Opelika-Auburn NewsAuburn approves final steps for issuing $4M in bonds

Opelika-Auburn NewsLee County school system takes steps to trim budget

Opelika-Auburn NewsOpelika OKs another $1 million for fiber project

Associated PressHolly Pond dedicating Guy Hunt Museum

Associated PressStudent, brother have perfect attendance, K-12

Associated PressAlabama editorial roundup

Associated PressAla. governor signs law lowering school age to 6

Associated PressConcerns about race surface in school merger

New York TimesSlave Graves, Somewhere, Complicate a Walmart’s Path

New York TimesAlabama’s Disgrace

Los Angeles TimesMailer with George Wallace image backs O.C. supervisor hopeful

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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