Daily Headlines, Sunday, 6/10/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserAl Benn’s Alabama: Eight terms in office enough, Troy’s Lunsford decides

Montgomery AdvertiserCapital murder trial to test Brody’s Law

Montgomery AdvertiserFirst steps: Amputees receive chance at new life

Montgomery AdvertiserFamily helps ‘Princess’ stay an active child

Huntsville TimesDr. Casey Wardynski reflects on surprises, achievements of first year as Huntsville superintendent (with timeline)

Huntsville TimesTug-of-war over money tests Huntsville’s relationship with Madison

Huntsville TimesLearningQUEST founder: ‘I just love education and love to provide quality programs’

Huntsville TimesHuntsville board upholds transfer of teacher unhappy with new ‘undesirable’ assignment

Huntsville TimesThe Huntsville Housing Authority’s proposed Moving to Work program aimed at helping tenants get off the dole and on to work (Editorial)

Huntsville TimesRepublican Alabama lawmakers put political insurance in budgets (Op-ed by Jess Brown)

Birmingham NewsWhat could state takeover of Birmingham city schools look like?

Birmingham NewsAlabama’s illegal immigrants: Separate myths from truth

Birmingham NewsClimb the mountain of Birmingham’s past, because it’s there

Birmingham NewsJefferson County occupational tax refunds spark lawsuit against lawyers

Birmingham NewsA new kind of magic: Is it right time for Birmingham to go high-tech or stay with manufacturing?

Birmingham NewsFormer Bessemer City Councilman Thomas Tolbert Sr. dies at 90

Birmingham NewsIrondale fights proposed power station near Cahaba

Birmingham NewsOUR VIEW: Tuesday’s first round of sewer public hearings gives Jefferson County residents a chance to weigh in on possible rate increases

Press-RegisterHomeowners want to open up Dauphin Island ponds; scientists fear island will breach

Press-RegisterAssisted Living Facility owner earns SBA statewide award

Press-RegisterUniversity of South Alabama researchers win $12.3 million in grants for BP study

Press-RegisterMore reason to fight for RESTORE money (editorial)

Press-RegisterA torrent of information, a dearth of facts (Frances Coleman)

Press-RegisterAmerica’s immigration history is race-based and complex (Insight)

Press-RegisterSmoke, mirrors and the Retirement Systems of Alabama (Insight)

Press-RegisterSupreme Court saw right through the Siegelman case (editorial)

Tuscaloosa News10 lawsuits filed alleging lawyer fraud

Tuscaloosa NewsIncrease in sales tax revenue continues for Tuscaloosa

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Government overstepping with food bans

Anniston StarDefining Anniston and Alabama

Decatur Daily A victim of state funding

Gadsden TimesTechnical training ramps up in state education systems

Los Angeles TimesSupreme Court just says no to political bribery

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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