Daily Headlines, Thursday, 6/7/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserTale of redemption: Former prisoner wraps his faith in gospel musical

Montgomery AdvertiserFamily seeks apology over 1975 shooting by police

Montgomery AdvertiserSummer means everyone in the court jury pool

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Housing Authority eyes work requirements, time limits for public housing residents

Huntsville TimesSunny today across the Tennessee Valley

Huntsville TimesTVA begins herbicide treatments near public facilities on Lake Guntersville

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: When pension returns lag

Huntsville TimesBaby ward expands health services in the new Madison Hospital (editorial)

Birmingham News43,000 acres in Talladega National Forest eyed for gas and oil exploration

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Council mulls employee pay raises; divided over who should get the increases

Press-RegisterStudy says thousands of jobs could be created with BP oil spill penalties

Press-RegisterAlabama Indian casinos are on federal land, Interior Department says

Press-RegisterPark City water customers debate whether keeping their system is worth higher rates

Press-RegisterJudge moves Stephen Nodine’s murder retrial to Houston County

Press-RegisterMobile’s audit committee off to a slow start. ‘We have a whole lot to learn,’ says one member

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

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Court doesn’t buy Siegelman’s Rove conspiracy

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Anti-fraud reforms pose fictitious threats

Anniston StarOur neck of the woods: Consider Talladega National Forest off-limits to drilling for oil, gas

Anniston StarHarvey H. Jackson: 10 ways to make your manners at the beach

Decatur Daily Siegelman did not heed rattle

Gadsden TimesGadsden school board members to again receive compensation

Washington PostRestrictive voting laws tied up in court

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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