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Arise Daily News Digest 3-8-2014
ARISE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Changes to state landlord-tenant law approved in Alabama Senate.
ARISE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Arise members gather in Montgomery to support payday, title lending reforms.
AL.COM - Representative Byrne signs on to term limits bill.
AL.COM - Alabama slaughters 21 million chickens a week, controversial new USDA rule would speed up process, reduce poultry inspectors.
AL.COM - As old as they are, Alabama's state prisons are newer than most.
AL.COM - Poarch Creek Indians give $500K to establish Native American studies program at USA.
AL.COM - In new poll, majority of Southerners support gay marriage, gay parents.
AL.COM - Alabama lawmakers backtrack on bill to regulate barbers after getting an earful during haircuts.
AL.COM - As trial approaches, former state Sen. Lowell Barron says, 'I trust the people of DeKalb County.'
AL.COM - International Paper closure in Courtland forcing area businesses to embrace change.
AL.COM - State education superintendent blasts new common core bill that would let local school boards opt out of controversial standards.
AL.COM - 'Tutwiler cannot be changed overnight' but ADOC, consulting firm will collaborate on prison reform, Gov. Bentley says.
AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Pro-life lawmakers are a heartbeat away from ending abortion in Alabama.
AL.COM - Business Council of Alabama president slams Beason's new common core bill as 'the very definition of government overreach.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bills to Repeal LIFO Receive Favorable Reports From House and Senate.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Marsh Agrees to Amend Education Reform Bill
AL.COM - Mobile man loses 'substandard' health plan; cost nearly doubles.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Activists tell GOP to focus on issues.
GADSDEN TIMES - Birmingham opens new part of civil rights trail.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Don’t ignore the little guys.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Tourists arriving for Selma's bridge crossing celebration.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Former Senate leader Barron's trial set for April 14.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama college has beefed-up security since shooting.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Australian native inducted into Alabama Women's Hall of Fame.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Contributor Douglas French: Legal marijuana is fiscally prudent.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Political pawns.
WASHINGTON POST - Conservatives try to make criminal justice reform a signature issue.
WASHINGTON POST - Rubio bill calls for more feds without traditional higher education.
WASHINGTON POST - Why this is the worst jobs recovery for state and local governments in 40 years.
NEW YORK TIMES - Is There a Doctor in the House? Yes, 17. And 3 in the Senate.
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Kansas illegally underfunds poorer school districts, court rules.
LOS ANGELES TIMES - U.S. economy adds 175,000 jobs in February despite harsh weather.
Arise Daily News Digest 3-7-2014
AL.COM - State hires consulting firm for Tutwiler; Gov. Robert Bentley visits troubled prison.
AL.COM - Sen. Beason introduces compromise bill targeting common core education standards.
AL.COM - PACs receive $250,000 from Poarch Creeks, give equal amount to AG candidate Joe Hubbard.
AL.COM - Alabama Senate approves bill authorizing up to $100 million in bond sales for conversion to digital textbooks.
AL.COM - An Alabamian leads the way as GOP increases outreach to black voters.
AL.COM - What went wrong with Tutwiler and who's being held accountable for Alabama's prison problems? AL.com investigates.
AL.COM - Alabama attorney general joins lawsuit to stop California from imposing humane-treatment restrictions on local egg farmers.
AL.COM - Alabama House approves bill to keep lethal injection drug suppliers secret.
AL.COM - Prison industries, reorganized in 2007, set profit record five years later.
AL.COM - Huntsville listed among 8 up-and-coming tech hubs in the U.S. by Austin-based startup.
AL.COM - Alabama State University students rally at State House to restore funding.
AL.COM - Tracking the 2014 session: Lawmakers face tough decisions, threat of veto on education budget.
AL.COM - Booted from Republican ballot, Baldwin lawyer announces independent candidacy for judge.
AL.COM - His job lost to sour economy, Montgomery man finds insurance exchange to be lifeline.
AL.COM – Contributor Edward Bowser: Rep. Alvin Holmes' callous rant about race and abortion only widens racial divides.
WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM - Simulating poverty to teach: ALABAMA POSSIBLE ROLE PLAYING ACTIVITY BRINGS HOME THE REALITY OF BEING WITHOUT.
WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM - Four hundred fifty-six percent: ACTIVISTS, LEGISLATORS TAKE ON PAYDAY, TITLE LOANS THAT “PUSH PEOPLE INTO POVERTY.”
SALON - 9 countries that pay a higher minimum wage than the US.
SLATE - After Racially Charged Debate, New Abortion Restrictions Pass Alabama House
AL.COM - Proposed US Justice Department budget focuses on prison reform, including reentry programs and alternatives to incarceration.
AL.COM - Stone Brewing to Alabama? Legislators make play that could attract craft beer leader.
AL.COM - Republican Jonathan Berryhill formally announces plans to seek state Senate District 1 seat.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bills to Rewrite State Constitution Carried Over Amidst Questions Over Constitutionality
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - McClurkin Says Brown v. BOE was “Overturned, Thankfully” (w/video)
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Equal Access to Athletics Bill Passes out of Committee
AL.COM - In Birmingham speech, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parker Griffith lashes out at Bentley, Koch Brothers, Troy Medicaid study.
AL.COM - Carly's Law sponsor angry after Senate leaves mid-afternoon before getting to bill.
AL.COM - Indicted former Sen. Lowell Barron raises questions over Attorney General Luther Strange payments to female staffer.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Senate’s Attempt to Takeover K-12 Education: Public Hearing Tuesday, March 11
DECATUR DAILY - DA won’t appeal rapist’s sentence.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Senate kills Doublehead alcohol bill.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Impact study needed.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Phillip Tutor: White women, black men, Alabama babies.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alvin Holmes' remarks on race make national headlines.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Senate fails to move bill to give chronically ill children access to marijuana derivative.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – The Montgomery Advertiser: Moore's actions overstep Canons.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor State Rep. Darrio Melton: Alabama legislators practice selective Christianity.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Ala. senator gets second shot at liquor tastings.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Summary of action in Alabama Legislature.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: An empty gesture.
WASHINGTON POST - New Post-ABC News poll: Keystone XL project overwhelmingly favored by Americans.
WASHINGTON POST - The inside story of how the White House learned to love the minimum wage.
WASHINGTON POST - HHS report, inspection techniques may improve care of nursing homes, officials say.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Hammock Fallacy
Arise Daily News Digest 3-6-2014
ARISE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Alabama House committee OKs bill to create statewide database of payday loans.
ARISE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE - Alabama Senate panel approves plan to give payday borrowers more time to repay.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley won't sign education budget without 2 percent raise, health insurance funding increase.
AL.COM - Alabama Senate committee gives thumbs-up to loaded pistols in vehicles without permit.
AL.COM - Researchers forecasting gains for Alabama if state expands Medicaid stand by conclusions.
AL.COM - Republican Tim Melson formally announces plans to seek state Senate District 1 seat.
AL.COM - Bills to say seniority can't be main factor in teacher layoffs approved by committees.
AL.COM - Alabama House committee approves bill to set up payday loan database.
AL.COM - The cost of corrections: 1 of every 4 dollars from General Fund goes to prisons.
AL.COM - Mo Brooks takes on Harry Reid: No 'lie', Obamacare costs hurting north Alabama business.
AL.COM - House-passed flood insurance bill would prevent disastrous premium increases, advocates say.
AL.COM - Former Centre attorney charged with theft from state's indigent defense fund.
AL.COM - Alabama House budget chairman expects Alabama State University's funding to be restored.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley recognizes 8 Alabama companies for international trade excellence.
AL.COM - Arkansas renews 'Private Option' program, in which it lets the poor use Medicaid money to buy insurance on Obamacare exchanges.
AL.COM - Alabama Legislature approves tribunal to hear taxpayer appeals.
AL.COM – Contributor Dr. Robert Glenn: College and Career Standards right for Alabama
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - The Clock is Ticking for Hubbard’s Incumbent Protection Plan
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Offer Differing Views on Bills’ Passage
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Group Announces Lawsuit Over Constitutional Rewrite
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Op-ed by Bill Britt: They Want More
SALON - Alabama House passes four anti-choice measures in a single session.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Senator Beason’s SB438: Elected State Superintendent?
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bill requires colleges notify students, staff of crimes.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State senator: Don’t shut payday lenders.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bill requires colleges notify students, staff of crimes.
ANNISTON STAR - Legislation to hide Alabama death penalty information headed toward vote.
ANNISTON STAR - HOT BLAST: The best explanation of Common Core you will hear today.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Bentley tweets education budget threat.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – The Montgomery Advertiser: Payday loan bill a chance to reform.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Elizabeth Hammonds: Core beneficial to education.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Merry Christmas bill nearing passage in Alabama.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Summary of action in Alabama Legislature
DOTHAN EAGLE - Spay-neuter clinic bill clears Senate committee.
WASHINGTON POST - Senate Democrats help block Obama nominee for civil rights post.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama administration rewrites some health-care policies.
WASHINGTON POST - In Connecticut, Obama calls on Congress to raise the minimum wage.
WASHINGTON POST - The tea party is the Republican Party’s best friend. And that’s the problem.
Arise Daily News Digest 3-5-2014
AL.COM - Alabama House passes stringent abortion restrictions, bill goes to state Senate.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley widens huge lead in campaign fundraising, rakes in $125,000 in February.
AL.COM - Tracking the 2014 session: House passes four bills to restrict abortions
AL.COM - These two Alabama colleges were named among the top 100 in nation this year.
AL.COM - House Committee approves bill to allow courts to seal arrest records in some cases with no conviction.
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley invites Alabamians to sign letter thanking Remington for new plant in Huntsville.
AL.COM – Contributor Clete Wetli: A primer on liberal values.
AL.COM - New Obama Administration budget repeats call to cut federal ties to TVA.
AL.COM - Mary Scott Hunter saga becomes national example of GOP infighting.
AL.COM - White House budget proposal would mean stability for NASA in Alabama in 2015.
AL.COM - Alabama Senate gives final passage to dual enrollment scholarship program for job training classes.
AL.COM - Alabama Senate approves bonus for retired state employees after debate about amount.
AL.COM - Report: Obama administration to delay enforcement of minimum standards for insurance policies.
AL.COM - How's Alabama economy lately? Here are 5 crucial measurements, and an easy way to track them.
AL.COM - President's $4 trillion budget includes voter-friendly tax breaks for lower, middle-income Americans.
AL.COM - Former Congressman Parker Griffith hasn't raised much money so far in bid to unseat Gov. Robert Bentley.
AL.COM - 'A hothouse of sexual violence' or 'hell on earth'? National publications scrutinize Tutwiler, Alabama prison system.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Justice Moore Says Commission a “usurpation" of the people’s rights.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - SB11 Gives Legislative Council Ultimate Control of State House
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Funding for the Attorney General’s Office Rife with Conspiracy and Contention
WSFA.COM - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Slashing ASU funding not the right solution.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bill Would Remove Individual Cap on Accountability Act Tax Credits
SALON - Bible barons: How the GOP uses religion to keep voters captive to corporate ideology.
THE ATLANTIC - How to End the Gender Pay Gap Once and for All
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: An imperfect idea — Nordgren’s self-serving bill is a waste of the Legislature’s time.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Dueling sets of data — What matters in Alabama’s debate over Medicaid expansion: The people.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS - Alabama legislator says anti-abortion Republican would force abortion if daughter ‘got pregnant by a black man’.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Is it a war on women?
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Pay day loan reform bill may return.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – The Montgomery Advertiser: Core foes clinging to false claims.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Duncan Black: Retirement benefits need increase.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: Who would have thought the Democrats have a lineup?
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Summary of action in Alabama Legislature.
WASHINGTON POST - Obama sends $3.9 trillion budget plan for fiscal 2015 to Congress.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Obama budget avoids needed entitlement and tax reform.
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Edsall: Just Right Inequality.
Arise Daily News Digest 3-4-2014
AL.COM - As trial approaches, former state Sen. Lowell Barron sends subpoena to Attorney General Luther Strange.
AL.COM - Originator of fetal heartbeat bill wants it to spark challenge to Roe v. Wade decision.
AL.COM - Former University of Alabama, Penn State president dies at 81.
AL.COM - Former state Sen. Lowell Barron blasts AG Luther Strange, accuses him of 'hiding out.'
AL.COM - Alabama's national parks create $26.5 million economic benefit, report shows.
AL.COM - 8 inmates injured in Sunday night brawl at state prison in Elmore.
AL.COM - UWA now offering in-state tuition rates to out-of-state scholars, artists and athletes.
AL.COM - How much does Alabama A&M mean to state? Even economist admits, 'I was amazed.'
AL.COM - MoveOn.org campaign targets Medicaid expansion 'holdout states' but not Alabama.
AL.COM - Trouble brewing at UWA as alumni president calls for investigation into board interference.
AL.COM - Alabama lawmaker wants to create sales tax holiday for guns, ammo.
AL.COM - Week ahead: Alabama House to consider fetal heartbeat bill, other new restrictions on abortion.
AL.COM - Alabama gets high marks for economic development activity in 2013.
AL.COM – Contributor Cameron Smith: Length of service valued over good job performance among state employees.
AL.COM - Expanding Medicaid would cost Alabama more than it receives, Troy University study finds.
AL.COM – Contributor State Rep. Mike Ball: Support for Carly's law driven by Spirit of Compassion
AL.COM – Contributor Scott Beaulier: If something sounds too good to be true...
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Rowe Speaks Out About Her Real Agenda and the Lies Being Spread
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - House Committee Pulls Teeth from Revolving Door Bill
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
AL.COM - GOP challenger for governor Stacy Lee George continues to run low-budget campaign.
AL.COM - South Carolina's get-tough law on illegal immigration meets same fate as Alabama's.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Crowdfunding: Raising Money for Our Public Schools
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - University of West Alabama board of trustees places school president Richard Holland on administrative leave.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Steep price of bad policy — Tutwiler Prison shows effect of decisions by Alabama’s big-shots.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Appeals court upholds no prison sentence for rapist.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Strange fights subpoena to testify in Barron trial.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Martha Roby: Military budget should reflect strategies.
WASHINGTON POST - In budget proposal, Obama to seek more money for anti-poverty programs.
WASHINGTON POST - Poll: Democrats’ advantage on key issues is not translating to a midterm-election edge.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The U.S. can’t afford to get complacent about obesity.
NEW YORK TIMES - Court Says BP’s Spill Agreement Is Binding
NEW YORK TIMES - Obama Budget Would Expand Low-Income Tax Break
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Florida’s Unconstitutional Death Penalty
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Mr. Ryan’s Small Ideas on Poverty
Arise Daily News Digest 3-3-2014
AL.COM - Former inmates recount incidents of sexual misconduct at Tutwiler.
AL.COM - Obamacare: What you need to know about March health deadline.
AL.COM - Education budget would block expansion of Common Core in Alabama schools.
AL.COM – Contributor J. Pepper Bryars: Education lotteries redistribute wealth from the poor to the rich.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Jailhouse sexual abuse reaches far beyond Tutwiler Prison, and guards often walk free.
AL.COM - Owners, residents mourn 130-year-old Mentone Springs Hotel, antique mall lost in massive fire.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Sen. Irons’ bill to promote awareness about meningitis.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Diversity task force will hold open meeting at the University of Alabama.
GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama man said to be subject of famous Civil Rights photo dies.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Tangling with education establishment again.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - House scheduled to debate abortion bills.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Ralph Shayne: Senate bill would force company out of Alabama.
WASHINGTON POST - ‘Mommy lobby’ emerges as a powerful advocate for medical marijuana for children.
WASHINGTON POST - House GOP budget will focus on reforming welfare, overhauling social programs.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Amidst Camp tax plan debate, D.C. needs to close the reality gap.
NEW YORK TIMES - New Law’s Demands on Doctors Have Many Seeking a Network
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman: The Inflation Obsession
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Suzanne Mettler: College, the Great Unleveler
Arise Daily News Digest 3-2-2014
AL.COM - Marijuana-derived CBD oil presents hope for these Alabama families.
AL.COM - Student loans are hurting entire economy, Time magazine says.
AL.COM - Long waits frustrate callers to health exchanges.
AL.COM - James Meredith calls noose incident at his Ole Miss statue 'foolish.'
AL.COM - Alabama ranked as 4th most miserable state in country.
CULLMAN TIMES - Alabama Auto Manufacturer’s Association director pushes for more industrial training.
DECATUR DAILY - State budgets: 8 things to know.
DECATUR DAILY - Former state senator Roberts dies.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Abortion bills in House this week.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – The Tuscaloosa News: Vice president shouldn't hate the push for legal votes.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: House should follow Senate on Open Meeting Act fix.
ANNISTON STAR - Competing Claims: Liability insurance program for teachers becomes political football.
ANNISTON STAR - Democrat Engle drops out of District 35 House race.
ANNISTON STAR - Advocates say schools under-report restraint of students.
ANNISTON STAR – Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: What makes us strong? Remember that our economy, ideals are vitally important, too.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Bob Davis: Spreading the sunshine in Alabama.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - What's the drought in California have to do with your groceries? A lot.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Legislation that would change criteria used to lay off teachers hotly debated.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Bill would lift Alabama Accountability Act tax credit cap.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Under the Dome: Despite earlier criticism, lawmakers spending busts ETF cap.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - In center of Alabama education budget, a Core dilemma.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Budget cut scheme treats ASU unfairly.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor John Mullins: Common Core critics leading modern-day witch hunt.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Melvin-G. Cooper: Ethics panel had stirring first week 40 years ago.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Contributor Mike Hubbard: GOP policies bring Remington to Alabama.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - The Opelika-Auburn News: House can now strengthen Open Meetings Law.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Legislation targets payday and title loan industry rates.
WASHINGTON POST - In New Orleans courts, the legal gusher BP cannot contain.
WASHINGTON POST - 31 states have heightened religious freedom protections.
NEW YORK TIMES - Troubles at Women’s Prison Test Alabama
NEW YORK TIMES - Big-Money Donors Demand Larger Say in Party Strategy
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: The Dying Art of Legislating
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Nicholas Kristof: The Compassion Gap
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Fear Mongering With Medicare
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Once again: Yes, the stimulus worked.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – The Los Angeles Times: Should a death row inmate's life hinge on an IQ test?
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Contributor Craig B. Garner: Another healthcare crisis: Closing hospitals.
SALON - The truth about ADHD: Over-diagnosis linked to cause championed by Michelle Rhee.
SALON - You call this a middle class? “I’m trying not to lose my house.”
SALON - Contributor Robert Reich: Lousy wages are the real job killers.