Daily Headlines, Saturday, 5/19/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserSewell talks about spending Mother’s Day in Afghanistan

Montgomery AdvertiserState’s jobless rate in decline

Montgomery AdvertiserShelby County voting rights challenge rejected

Montgomery AdvertiserState outlines cuts to Medicaid

Montgomery AdvertiserPackard announces run for Prattville City Council

Montgomery AdvertiserFire Department fees could bring in $240K

Montgomery AdvertiserThompson submits revised calendar proposal to BOE

Montgomery Advertiser3 locals plead guilty to tax fraud schemes

Montgomery AdvertiserFundraiser to help with medical expenses

Huntsville TimesNorth Huntsville residents mobilize – again – to keep corner of Sparkman and Pulaski residential

Huntsville TimesHouse OKs $642 billion defense bill that rejects White House plan, GMD cut and new BRACs

Huntsville TimesMadison opens state’s first ‘green’ fire station (updated)

Huntsville TimesNew Phil Campbell High School one step closer to reality a year after tornado

Huntsville TimesState school calendar law robs local school systems of the ability to set their own (editorial)

Birmingham NewsRoy Moore defends Alabama town’s use of Bible verses on welcome signs

Birmingham NewsRegulators seize Sylacauga’s Alabama Trust Bank

Birmingham NewsChildren’s programs spared from new Alabama Medicaid cuts

Birmingham NewsGov. Robert Bentley signs immigration law revision

Birmingham NewsRedistricting restraining order denied

Birmingham NewsShelby County social worker resigns over speeding violations

Birmingham NewsNew Woman All Women Health Clinic in Birmingham no longer to have license to operate after today

Birmingham NewsSenate panel gives its OK to plan to redraw Alabama Senate districts

Press-RegisterJudge delays trial of Bayou La Batre Mayor Stan Wright; schedule same for co-defendants

Press-RegisterMobile Mayor Sam Jones’ campaign finance documents riddled with inconsistencies

Press-RegisterMobile County Metro Jail inmate found dead from natural causes, officials say

Press-RegisterProsecutors move to dismiss some charges in Bayou La Batre corruption case

Press-Register200-year-old shipwreck found in Gulf of Mexico

Press-RegisterHere comes another irresponsible flood insurance crisis (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsPlan may cut one county lawmaker

Tuscaloosa NewsCounty has nearly $60M in reserves

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Landlords responsible for unruly students

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Time to slice the legislative pie fairly

Anniston StarTouting the brightest: Anniston succeeds when its high school reaches for the stars

Gadsden TimesPerry retiring from Boaz City Board of Education

Associated PressSummary of action in Alabama Legislature

Associated PressAla. court: doctors can be sued in fetusen#39; death

Associated PressNewton denies reports that he decided to retire

New York TimesAlabama Gets Strict Immigration Law as Governor Relents

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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