Daily Headlines, Monday, 6/4/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserOvercrowding, budget cuts blamed for rise in prison violence

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama’s Little River Canyon an outdoor lover’s delight

Montgomery AdvertiserHubbard writes of GOP’s State House sweep

Huntsville TimesNew, transferred Huntsville principals to get incentive pay next school year

Huntsville TimesTime runs out on Huntsville-backed jobs bill, but supporters say passage likely in 2013

Huntsville TimesAlabama education leaders looking at implementation of school grading system, incentive program

Huntsville TimesBlame the drunk drivers for inconveniencing the sober ones (editorial)

Birmingham NewsPresident Krulak marks a year at Birmingham-Southern with financial about-face

Birmingham NewsNorwood residents protest proposed closure of elementary school

Birmingham NewsAlabama group brings special perspective to Joplin, Missouri

Birmingham NewsBirmingham schools’ finance reform hampered by bloated central office

Birmingham NewsUS Supreme Court might accept or reject ex-Gov. Don Siegelman’s appeal as early as Monday

Press-RegisterPrichard Prep aims for students to continue strong education (Video, Gallery)

Press-RegisterCheers, jeers for Artur Davis’ party switch (Political Skinny)

Press-RegisterThomasville mayor depicts Golden Dragon project as model for rural approach to development

Press-RegisterOrange Beach installs its first lifeguard towers on public beaches (Gallery)

Press-RegisterTrial opens for Stephen Baldwin’s lawsuit against Kevin Costner over oil spill deal

Press-RegisterRingleader in Baldwin real estate scheme gets 5 years, must pay $5 million

Press-RegisterPassenger rail worth studying despite ‘ifs’ (editorial)

Press-RegisterLuckily, it’s not a crime to be a jerk (Frances Coleman)

Press-Register‘My mama ain’t gonna like this’ (Hardy Jackson)

Press-RegisterStates could manage Gulf finfish better (Insight)

Tuscaloosa NewsGOP against Bentleys plan for General Fund

Anniston StarA Virginia Republican? Interesting to hear reasons behind Artur Davis’ potential party shift

Anniston StarConfidence crash: U.S. economy needs a cheerleader to inspire Americans

Anniston StarDifferent world: Russia through the eyes of an Alabama student

Decatur Daily City should show care on borrowing

Gadsden TimesBlack Creek Trail already getting use

Gadsden TimesTeacher of Year Robinson knows education reaches past academics

Gadsden TimesHelping ex-convicts stay out of jail a priority

Los Angeles TimesWhen is a campaign donation a bribe? Supreme Court may decide

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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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