Daily Headlines, Tuesday, 10/23/2012

Montgomery AdvertiserPrimaries Tuesday for 2 vacant Alabama House seats

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama to seek stiffer voter fraud penalties

Montgomery AdvertiserBridging history: Hundreds honor retiring Archive director

Montgomery AdvertiserLicensing boards not yet complying with provision inAlabama’s immigration law

Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama voters control tiny Stockton’s future

Montgomery AdvertiserArea collegians, politicos react to final debate

Montgomery AdvertiserGas prices could soon drop 50 cents a gallon

Huntsville TimesThree Athens City Council members attend last meeting Monday

Huntsville TimesHuntsville Republicans have quiet confidence about Romney during debate; Democrats more vocal for Obama

Huntsville TimesVote ‘yes’ on Amendments 4, 9 and 10

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Councilman threatens to sue Mayor William Bell over tornado cleanup worker lists

Birmingham NewsUSA Today: Homewood awakens with an air of ‘cosmopolitan flair’

Birmingham NewsLeeds sets up public building authority to oversee construction of library

Birmingham NewsAuto supplier acquires Hartselle plant, will employ more than 200 people

Birmingham NewsStudy: 44 percent of Alabama’s class of 2011 had debt

Birmingham NewsBirmingham City Council get more information on civil rights anniversary funding requests, delays approving cash for now

Birmingham NewsHistoric building at University of Alabama could be moved

Birmingham NewsGroups commenting on Corps plan for river basin

Birmingham NewsAlabama gov’s panel examines prescription drug abuse

Birmingham NewsState board approves bonds sale for school buses

Tuscaloosa NewsState union members campaign elsewhere

Tuscaloosa NewsOfficials warn against voter fraud

Tuscaloosa NewsDeadline approaches for voter registration

Tuscaloosa NewsBentley campaigns for money to draw businesses

Tuscaloosa NewsEDITORIAL: Legislative pay proposal is reasonable

Gadsden TimesLarge number of absentee votes expected in election

Opelika-Auburn NewsCongressional candidate admits to mistake on bio

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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