Daily Headlines, Saturday, 6/2/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserTroy mayor won’t run for office again

Montgomery AdvertiserEx-judge to keep pension: John Steensland Jr. to retain $111K annual payment from state

Montgomery AdvertiserMadison Park community works to preserve school

Montgomery AdvertiserApology sought in 1975 shooting

Huntsville TimesHuntsville native assumes command at Redstone Arsenal, Aviation and Missile Command

Huntsville TimesMore than 1,000 students anticipated at Alabama FFA state convention next week

Huntsville TimesHuntsville’s Monte Sano, Wade Mountain, Blevins Gap trail systems win national recognition

Birmingham NewsEducation Trust Fund’s tax collections up 5.4 percent so far this fiscal year

Birmingham NewsRobert Bentley: Tornadoes helped prepare Alabama for hurricane season

Birmingham NewsJudge orders special election in Graysville for vacant council seat

Birmingham NewsDanger sign for the United States economy: Job growth disappoints

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Councilwoman Lashunda Scales to present her plan to halt business decline

Birmingham News14 new national recreation trails designated in Alabama

Birmingham NewsFundraising, spending continues in races for Birmingham division criminal court seats

Birmingham NewsFormer VP Al Gore helps Don Siegelman raise money for SCOTUS appeal, which could come Monday

Press-RegisterFoley in line for National Guard ‘super armory’

Press-RegisterAfter 5 years, 9,500 feet of sidewalk are finished in Hillsdale

Press-RegisterRed snapper season opens in Gulf of Mexico to early rave reviews

Press-RegisterHurricane Prep 2012: Fortified homes are safer, save on insurance

Press-RegisterFormer Alabama House candidate Bill Atkinson pleads not guilty to obstruction charge

Press-RegisterHurricane Prep 2012: Baldwin County shelters are the ‘last resort’

Press-RegisterHurricane Prep 2012: Mobile County would open schools as shelters, as needed

Anniston StarMountaintop experience: Mountain bike advocates forecast economic growth from unique network of trails

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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