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Arise Daily News Digest 4-16-14

AL.COM - Gov. Bentley releases tax return with reported income of nearly $373,000, no governor's salary.

AL.COM - Alabama same-sex couples filing married tax returns in defiance of state law.

AL.COM - Auburn University increasing police presence due to threatening message scrawled in campus restroom

AL.COM - Alabama's well-being the fourth worst in the nation, poll shows.

AL.COM - Paul DeMarco says he'll 'put a leash on the IRS' in his first TV ad.

AL.COM - Obamacare cutting medical costs, keeping inflation low and making bonds a better deal, experts say.

AL.COM - Jere Beasley alleges 'massive cover up' at GM to hide faulty ignition switch.

AL.COM - Alabama among 10 worst states in nation for eating local, Vermont-based group says.

AL.COM - Will Brooke raises $421,000 in first quarter in District 6 Congressional race.

AL.COM - Political Agenda: Is the AEA flat-out lying about former Gov. Bob Riley?

AL.COM - District 6 candidate Gary Palmer gets endorsement from conservative columnist Quin Hillyer in National Review.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Is politics in Alabama cursed?

AL.COM – Contributor Willliam Canary: Legislative session was very good for BCA.

AL.COM – Contributor Greg Lein: State parks have significant economic impact on Alabama.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Moore Sought Legislation That Could Have Led To Personal Gain

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Holmes Makes More Headlines For Comments

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - DeMarco Reports $850,000 in Campaign Contributions

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The New Education-Related Laws from the 2014 Session

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Alabama: The welfare state.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Consultants investigating alleged tampering at University of West Alabama need more time.

WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM - The quiet rise of immigration fraud.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Ballot barriers too tough.

WASHINGTON POST - Wealthy donors pump money into super PACs as 2014 midterm contests heat up.

WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: A backup plan for climate change.

LOS ANGELES TIMESThe Los Angeles Times: A tax break worth saving.

Arise Daily News Digest 4-15-2014

AL.COM - Find out which are Alabama's most challenging high schools, according to The Washington Post.

AL.COM - $35 million residential recycling center opens in Montgomery; brings 110 jobs.

AL.COM - Shaun McCutcheon: He's donated hundreds of thousands to political campaigns and sued and won to donate more.

AL.COM - PEEHIP Board votes to keep employees premiums, co-pays level in 2015.

AL.COM - AEA says former Gov. Bob Riley making big bucks off Alabama Accountability Act; Riley says he hasn't made a dime.

AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald:  Want to run for Congress in Alabama? Here's the script.

AL.COM – Contributor Peter Pitts:  Stop meddling with Medicare.

AL.COM – Contributor John Dewar Gleissner:  Who is biased against prison and sentencing reform?

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Testimony and Ethics Chief Contradict Hubbard’s Press Statements

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Is A Crook!

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Retail PAC Endorses Senator Dial

MOTHER JONES - Triumph of the Drill: How Big Oil Clings to Billions in Government Giveaways

THE NATION - Republicans Used to Support Voting Rights—What Happened?

THE NATION - Why Are Black Students Facing Corporal Punishment in Public Schools?

SALON - “Out of touch with reality”: Lilly Ledbetter unloads on GOP’s fair pay tantrum.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Court papers disclose new details in former state Senate leader Lowell Barron's criminal case.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: Winds of change — It’s time the world’s largest city council is put out of business at Statehouse.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: Dead end for Alabama — Attorney general’s fight against Poarch Creeks failed, as expected.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - USA Today:  Tax firms often do poor job.

WASHINGTON POST - Social Security stops trying to collect on old debts by seizing tax refunds.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Catherine Rampell:  ‘Marriage penalty’ takes a bite out of working families.

NEW YORK TIMES - Political Rifts Slow U.S. Effort on Climate Laws

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Obamacare cost forecast is reduced 7% by U.S. fiscal watchdog.

Arise Daily News Digest 4-14-2014

AL.COM - Childersburg man shares story on PBS NewsHour segment examining ‘return of the debtor’s prison.’

AL.COM - Rosa Parks' civil rights memorabilia remains hidden in New York warehouse as legal battle continues.

AL.COM - Recently freed Legal Schnauzer blogger says website was 'hijacked.’

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Report:  Alabama very dependent on federal government.

ANNISTON STAR - Juniors prepare for statewide college preparedness exam.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - UA to build $60M state-of-the-art performing arts center.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Ala. doctors explain high Medicare reimbursements.

SALON - Sears is dying: What the ubiquitous store’s death says about America.

SALON - From high hopes to low wages:  What happened to the American Dream?

WASHINGTON POST - Democrats settle on fairness issues hoping to avoid a repeat of 2010 midterm disaster.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne:  A program conservatives should love.

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times:  Echoes of the Superpredator

NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors Megan McCracken and Jennifer Moreno:  Secret Drugs, Agonizing Deaths

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman:  Three Expensive Milliseconds

LOS ANGELES TIMES - For the working poor, new health premiums can be a burden.

LOS ANGELES TIMES - Low-wage workers pay the price of nickel-and-diming by employers.

MOTHER JONES - Meet the Preacher Behind Moral Mondays

Arise Daily News Digest 4-13-2014

AL.COM - In Alabama prison investigation, AL.com examines use of lie detectors, guard indicted and state seeks more help.

AL.COM - Former state Sen. Lowell Barron demands day in court as trial postponed.

AL.COM - Federal judge dismisses state of Alabama lawsuit against Poarch Creek casinos.

AL.COM - Foundation attacks Alabama Republican leaders in ad, keeps names of donors secret.

DECATUR DAILY - Leaders combat old mentalities of divide.

DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily:  Who’s setting the agenda?

TUSCALOOSA NEWSThe Tuscaloosa News:  Time will prove the merit of the Alabama Accountability Act.

GADSDEN TIMES - Crowded field seeks GOP nod in 6th District.

ANNISTON STAR - A new path to the polls: Law dictates change in voting procedure.

ANNISTON STAR – Publisher H. Brandt Ayers: House of cads.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Legislature: High Hopes program becomes another ETF struggle.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Job hopping: Millennials stuck on entry-level carousel.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Where students stand.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Columnist Josh Moon’s Just Saying: Politicians not worker friendly.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Speaker Hubbard: 2014 Legislative Session was successful.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Eden: Alabama unemployment compensation process has new teeth.

WASHINGTON POST - Climate panel warns emissions rising, blurs reason.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama and LBJ: Measuring the current president against the past one’s legacy.

WASHINGTON POST - Banks to payday lenders: Quit the business or we’ll close your account.

WASHINGTON POST Columnist George Will:  Michigan may be the GOP’s best answer to the ‘war on women.’

NEW YORK TIMES - Executive Pay: Invasion of the Supersalaries.

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Frank Bruni:  Women’s Unequal Lot

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times:  Recovery for Whom?

LOS ANGELES TIMESThe Los Angeles Times:  The lethal injection debate: How much should death row inmates know?

Arise Daily News Digest 4-12-2014

AL.COM - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs education budget without teacher pay raise.

AL.COM - Top Alabama Medicare doctor explains the $4.8 million he received.

AL.COM - Without element of romance to show motive, prosecutors say case against Lowell Barron in jeopardy.

AL.COM - U.S. Supreme Court asked to consider if Alabama's property tax system is set up to underfund minority public schools.

AL.COM - The Daily Show's Jon Stewart goes after Will Brooke's shooting-up-Obamacare ad.

AL.COM - Senators Sessions, Shelby urge protection of U.S. steel industry from potential rebar 'dumping' from Mexico and Turkey.

AL.COM - 'Gun Valley' moves south; Remington and Steyr are a big part of the trend.

AL.COM - A or F for session? Governor declines to grade Legislature.

AL.COM - Paul DeMarco says he raised $484,000 since January in District 6 race.

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley fires back at legislators who blamed him for breaking commitment, killing bills.

AL.COM - Alabama Retail Association endorses Bentley, Ivey, DeMarco, other candidates.

AL.COM - A or F: Top state leaders grade the 2014 legislative session.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Ethics Complaint Says Hubbard Business Received Over $3 Million in Advertising from State

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Del Marsh Complaint over Anti-Corruption Ads Heads to AG

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Former Rep. Wren Lied to Law Enforcement Before Plea

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Air Force Major and Attorney Mitchell Howie Announces Candidacy for Alabama State Senate, District 7

WSFA - Columnist Ken Hare In Depth: Bentley signs budget, special session still possible.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Judge's ruling favors Creek casinos:  State has no authority to regulate gaming on Indian lands, circuit judge decides.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Appeal delays Barron trial.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - State enacts welfare restrictions.

WASHINGTON POST - Distressed homeowners seeking mortgage relief could get stuck with a big tax bill.

WASHINGTON POST - Obama denounces apathy — and Republican- supported voter ID laws.

WASHINGTON POST - Pay gap: How salaries compare by gender for federal employees.

NEW YORK TIMES - Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

Arise Daily News Digest 4-11-2014

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley to announce decision on education budget Friday morning.

AL.COM - DEA busts national drug trafficking ring involving Alabama Department of Corrections officer, inmates.

AL.COM - Where are Medicare dollars spent in Alabama? Check the map.

AL.COM - Judge to issue decision on whether Mercedes-Benz violated Alabama workers' rights.

AL.COM - 6 reasons America's economic developers just honored the Alabama Robotics Technology Park.

AL.COM - Impact of bill to drug-test some welfare recipients would be limited by drug felon ban already on the books.

AL.COM - Almost half of births in Alabama were to unmarried mothers in 2012.

AL.COM – Contributor Michelle Farley:  Food trucks, hunger and homelessness.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Wren Loses Nonprofit Presidential Position, Maybe More

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Oden Says that Liberal Environmentalists are Targeting Alabama

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Senator Mike Lee Endorses Dr. Chad Mathis

AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley signs into law bill to drug-test some welfare recipients.

AL.COM - Unofficial Obamacare numbers show evidence of big surge in Alabama.

AL.COM - Four welfare bills signed into law by Gov. Robert Bentley.

AL.COM - State education department chief of staff attacks Legislature's K-12 budget.

AL.COM - Judge: No evidence of possible romance between Lowell Barron, co-defendant to be introduced at trial.

AL.COM - State education officials unveil new accountability program for public schools.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - New law adds time to prosecute cases of securities fraud.

GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times:  Tests with real meaning.

TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Stillman to furlough for employees in April, May.

ANNISTON STAR – Editor Phillip Tutor: Loving to hate in Alabama.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser:  Home rule not seen as priority.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Speaker Hubbard: 'I'm under political attack.'

WASHINGTON POST - Kathleen Sebelius to step down as HHS secretary; OMB director will take her place.

WASHINGTON POST - Social Security, Treasury target taxpayers for their parents’ decades-old debts.

WASHINGTON POST - Job market remains tepid for 2013 law school graduates, data show.

WASHINGTON POST - Senators outline bipartisan transportation bill, but others will have to find a way to pay for it.

WASHINGTON POST - The ideological middle is dead in Congress. Really dead.

WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Peter Zeidenberg:  Reduce long sentences for drug dealers even if it makes prosecutions harder.

NEW YORK TIMES - Hoping for Asylum, Migrants Strain U.S. Border

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Paul Krugman:  Health Care Nightmares

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Timothy Egan:  How to Heal the Heartland

Arise Daily News Digest 4-10-2014

AL.COM - Taxpayer investment in coastal restoration creates jobs, long-term return, study shows.

AL.COM - New ACT assessments not meant to rank schools or assess teachers, Bice warns.

AL.COM - Rep. Byrne working to take red snapper management away from feds and give it to states.

AL.COM - Poarch Creek Indians seek full Florida casino 1 mile from Alabama.

AL.COM - Obamacare may lower cost of auto, business liability insurance by up to 5 percent, study finds.

AL.COM - New committee member Byrne votes to send GOP-backed union bills to House floor.

AL.COM – Contributor Pepper Bryars: Libertarianism isn't an alternative to the Republican Party.

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - SPLC Says They Will Appeal the Dismissal of their Suit Challenging the Alabama Accountability Act

ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Appleseed Honors Fred D. Gray at Annual Brewer-Torbert Public Service Award Event

AL.COM - Adoption advocates condemn Rep. Alvin Holmes' remarks at rally; Holmes stands by his comments.

AL.COM - Rep. Martha Roby: Veterans healthcare a priority in recently approved House committee bill.

ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - ACT Assessments – What You Need to Know.

DECATUR DAILY - Majority of state politicians took raise.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - New law adds time to prosecute cases of securities fraud.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: Go ask Alice — Confusing election laws, court rulings send us down a rabbit hole.

ANNISTON STAR – Contributor State Rep. Craig Ford: Bentley’s last chance on budget.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Insurer reviewing ties to former Rep. Greg Wren.

MONTGOMERY ADVERTISERThe Montgomery Advertiser: Demand support for Act.

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama births to unmarried women rising.

WASHINGTON POST - Cost of drugs used by Medicare doctors can vary greatly by region, analysis finds.

WASHINGTON POST - More college students battle hunger as education and living costs rise.

WASHINGTON POST - Senate Republicans unanimously reject equal pay bill.

WASHINGTON POST - Why voting rights is the Democrats’ most important project in 2014.

WASHINGTON POST - Rebounding economy fills state coffers with record tax revenues.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist George Will: Amend the Constitution to control federal spending.

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Ruth Marcus: Democrats’ revolting equal-pay demagoguery.

NEW YORK TIMESThe New York Times: The Truth About the Pay Gap

NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow: We Should Be in a Rage

THE ATLANTIC - How Higher Ed Contributes to Inequality.

THE NATION - The Politics Around Welfare Show Why the Poor Need a Real Break, Not Just a Tax Break