Daily Headlines, Friday, 5/25/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserLegislature passes redistricting plan amid anger

Montgomery AdvertiserJury awards $64 million in bingo lawsuit

Montgomery AdvertiserDallas County principal arrested on drug charges

Montgomery AdvertiserGovernor signs both budgets

Montgomery AdvertiserSeniors take part in high school graduation 48 years later

Montgomery AdvertiserGraduation rates drop with new method of calculation

Montgomery AdvertiserRenegar, 63, to seek fifth term on Prattville council

Huntsville TimesHuntsville City Schools property tax renewal may appear on ballot this summer

Huntsville TimesLimestone County school board selects new superintendent, but contract has yet to be negotiated

Huntsville TimesSen. Jeff Sessions: Huntsville space, missile defense programs fully funded in defense bill ‘mark-up’

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Mayor Tommy Battle urges city to support changing Times

Huntsville Times39 formerly at-risk Limestone County students graduate

Birmingham NewsAlabama Media Group: Changes coming to your newspapers, and your online coverage, this fall

Birmingham NewsDemocrats predict fallout from Senate redistricting vote

Birmingham NewsMidfield Councilman Reginald Wilson to run for Midfield mayor’s job

Birmingham News9 Alabama residents added to War on Terror memorial

Birmingham NewsBond Buyer: Are Jefferson County’s general obligation bonds actually GO bonds?

Birmingham NewsAlabama news links: Calhoun County sweepstakes abruptly closes; student with BB gun arrested at Childersburg; more news

Press-RegisterBaldwin County officials urge shifting personnel in probate offices

Press-RegisterBaldwin County’s Sisk named Limestone County education superintendent

Press-RegisterBayou trial Day 4 recap: ex-employee, auditor accuse Gailbraith of altered documents

Press-RegisterGovernment to test capping stack, two years after Gulf oil spill

Press-RegisterEx-employee testifies defendant Galbraith created ‘snake’ file to conceal altered documents

Press-RegisterGilliard sets smart example for other schools to follow (editorial)

Press-RegisterRural Southwest Alabama is a victim of partisan politics (Your Word)

Tuscaloosa NewsProject BETHEL graduates reach goal

Anniston StarRedistricting and race: Line-drawing by Alabama Legislature sign of unseemly politics

Anniston StarThe jewel among us: Jones’ tenure at CDP set the standard for facility’s future years

Anniston StarPhillip Tutor: The Next Big Announcement

Decatur Daily NARCOG is imploding

Decatur Daily Dance the Tanko Bushi

Gadsden TimesTroopers will be out in force over holiday weekend

Los Angeles TimesAlabama’s bad road on immigration

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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