Daily Headlines, Thursday, 5/24/2012

Coffee cup Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama ranks 10th-highest in rate of injury deaths

Montgomery AdvertiserGroup threatens to sue US over protection of Southeast reptiles

Montgomery AdvertiserNewcomer enters Prattville City Council race

Montgomery AdvertiserBoard discusses proposed school calendar

Huntsville TimesLocal Fraternal Order of Police president says withholding names of fired Huntsville police officers ‘looks bad’

Huntsville TimesHuntsville police, Alabama State Troopers will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend

Huntsville TimesDeputy Brent Beavers honored during Madison County Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony

Huntsville TimesMayor unveils “Battle Plan” for diversifying Huntsville’s economy, lowering unemployment

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Republicans need to open deliberations, vote on Madison County judgeship

Birmingham NewsAlabama House passes Senate redistricting plans in early morning vote

Birmingham NewsState superintendent favors 180 days, but will support local decisions

Birmingham NewsBirmingham-area school systems take different approaches to revising calendars

Birmingham NewsLawmakers approve plan to shift some Alabama education taxes to state General Fund

Birmingham NewsAlabama Senate passes bill that could let commission borrow $127 million more for incentives

Birmingham NewsAlabama House elects next clerk

Birmingham News3 Alabama men among 30 profiled by Southern Poverty Law Center as key leaders in radical groups

Press-RegisterDefense News: Think tank tied to Obama wants LCS cuts

Press-RegisterPrichard’s plan to boost traffic ticket revenue could backfire (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsProject BETHEL graduates reach goal

Tuscaloosa NewsCrime Stoppers low on reward money for tipsters

Anniston StarMoving money around: Alabama lawmakers play games instead of finding new revenue

Anniston StarCourting controversy: Once again, Roy Moore finds himself in unflattering situation

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: Gainfully employed

Decatur Daily More laws mean less teaching

Gadsden TimesGadsden Police Chief: More diversity needed

Gadsden TimesBentley wants amendment fixed, updated to provide incentives

Gadsden TimesProposed rush darter habitat will have little financial impact

Opelika-Auburn NewsJudge reinstates Fredonia charter; officials named

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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