Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 6/12/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserPike Road residents want leaders to manage future debt, spending

Montgomery AdvertiserRecession effects linger

Huntsville TimesResidents want to know why Balch Road bridge replacement is taking so long

Huntsville TimesEDITORIAL: Free speech, 1,000 feet away

Birmingham NewsFBI releases preliminary crime stats for 2011

Press-RegisterFishing tournament to fund scholarship named for Kyser Miree set for June 16

Press-RegisterBay Minette lifts state of emergency

Press-Register3 sewage spills reported in Baldwin County

Press-RegisterChickasaw to interview four superintendent finalists Tuesday

Press-RegisterRight balance between free speech, grieving relatives (editorial)

Press-RegisterA good place for the governor to start mergers (editorial)

Tuscaloosa NewsPanel lists qualities for University of Alabama president

Tuscaloosa News2 finalists for Tuscaloosa County superintendent nixed by board

Tuscaloosa NewsState delegation seeks help with forestry issue

Tuscaloosa NewsCity ombudsman would help business rebuild in tornado zone

Tuscaloosa NewsSkilled worker shortage targeted

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Community values part of the conversation

Anniston StarTreatment bound: All rehab facilities should be subject to state oversight

Anniston StarBad judgment and tempers: Tragedy in Auburn shows something’s amiss in America

Opelika-Auburn NewsLee deputy School Resource Officer of the Year

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.

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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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