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Arise Daily News Digest 5-24-2013
AL.COM - Best and worst: From elderly abuse act to 'Wild West' gun bill, Jere Beasley recaps the Alabama Legislature's 2013 session.
AL.COM - Rep. Jo Bonner resigning from Congress.
AL.COM - University of Alabama system Chancellor Robert Witt welcomes U.S. Rep. Jo Bonner.
AL.COM - Common core: Proposed federal legislation could save Alabama's curriculum standards.
AL.COM - Bradley Byrne says Gov. Robert Bentley's late change on accountability act like Lucy tricking Charlie Brown.
AL.COM - Department of Justice asking questions about Alabama Accountability Act, says state superintendent.
AL.COM - Bice says department will have so-called failing school list by June 13.
AL.COM - Alabama among top 10 for bringing in unskilled foreign workers.
AL.COM - Huntsville holds spot as most expensive airport in the U.S.
AL.COM - Alabama auto production rises 8 percent so far this year.
AL.COM – Columnist Mark McCarter: Gov. Bentley is right: Politics too much in final days of Legislature.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Roby Joins Fight for States Rights in Education
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Aderholt, Roby, and Bachus Vote to Build Keystone XL Pipeline
AL.COM - Alabama had nation's fastest growth in number of breweries in 2012.
SALON - There’s no substitute for government disaster relief.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - College costs worry graduates.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bice sees fight over failing-schools list: State superintendent says he’ll use his own formula to decide.
GADSDEN TIMES - Ala. governor reviewing some bills from final day.
ANNISTON STAR - Lower housing affordability indicates improving market, housing experts say.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Thanks for nothing. Seriously. — Inaction works best for Alabama’s Common Core standards
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Payday loans: State Banking Dept. mulls reforms that lawmakers abandoned.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rep. Mask to take CEO job, share political future this summer.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Conflict arises over juvenile sentencing.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Legislature blocks effort to broaden ballot access laws - State still in two-party lock.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: We all lose.
WASHINGTON POST - Post-ABC poll: Most Americans still disapprove of sequester.
WASHINGTON POST - House approves Republican student loan bill.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert Samuelson: The fog of Obamacare.
NEW YORK TIMES - Gun Manufacturers Say Assault Weapons Ban May Push Them Out of Connecticut
NEW YORK TIMES - Boy Scouts End Longtime Ban on Openly Gay Youths
LOS ANGELES TIMES – Columnist David Lazarus: If this health plan is 'socialism,' we need more of it.
LOS ANGELES TIMES – The Los Angeles Times: The case for food stamps: Slashing food aid makes no sense in humanitarian, economic or public health terms.
Arise Daily News Digest 5-23-2013
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley reacts to rejection of private school tax credit delay, talks accomplishments.
AL.COM - A look at the highly skilled guest workers of Alabama.
AL.COM - Alabama's common core fight makes its way to Congress.
AL.COM - Alabama cities lead list of porn-loving religious places, poll says.
AL.COM - State school board member says accountability act could be mitigated in implementation.
AL.COM - Birmingham city leaders wind back the clock, extending ban on new payday loan businesses.
AL.COM - State debuts new electronic, searchable campaign finance filing system.
AL.COM – OP-ED: Not all bad news on the gun front in Alabama.
AL.COM – Contributor Melvin Cooper: Obamacare's payment advisory board is a bad idea on several levels.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Steve Flowers’ Inside the Statehouse: A look at GOP's supermajority member in Alabama House.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Governor Bentley signs bill on carrying guns.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Slow death for SB122.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Alabama Accountability Act – The Whole Thing, Read It
AL.COM - Auburn one of the 15th-fastest growing U.S. cities with more than 50,000 residents.
AL.COM - AIDT: Airbus Mobile recruitment, hiring 'will happen very quickly.’
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Alabama's tuition plan starting reduced payments.
GADSDEN TIMES - Strange calls for special prosecutor in IRS case.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Productive legislative session.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Running on a shoestring – Alabama probation system struggles with insufficient funding.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Truth about Medicaid expansion – More proof that Gov. Bentley is ‘out of step’ in Alabama.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor Ron Gilbert: Alabamians still falling short.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Time runs out for Bentley nominees.
WASHINGTON POST - Some business owners resist providing employees with contraceptive coverage.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Shining a light on political donations.
NEW YORK TIMES - Though Enrolling More Poor Students, 2-Year Colleges Get Less of Federal Pie
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Charles Blow: Blacks, Conservatives and Plantations
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Conservative economists endorse immigration reform bill.
Arise Daily News Digest 5-22-2013
AL.COM - Rancorous session comes to a close; Republicans, Democrats offer divergent reviews.
AL.COM - Sewell to attend White House signing of "four little girls" bill Friday, will reschedule town halls.
AL.COM - House District 97: Adline Clarke walks to victory.
AL.COM - State education board could limit scope of accountability act.
AL.COM - Best and worst: From budgets to guns, Brad Moody recaps the Alabama Legislature's 2013 session.
AL.COM - Alabama residents favor Medicaid expansion but not Obama reforms as a whole, poll shows.
AL.COM - Immigrant rights group supporters protest in front of U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions' Huntsville office.
AL.COM - The Day After: What the 2013 Legislative Session means for many Alabamians.
AL.COM - Alabama has nation's second-highest credit card delinquency rate.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Republicans to Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley: Eat my shorts.
AL.COM – Contributor Benard Simelton: African Americans support immigration reform and an inclusive vision of America.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard Takes Charge on Last Day of Session
AL.COM - Legalizing illegal immigrants will devastate low-skilled workers.
SALON - Anyone regret slashing National Weather Service budget now?
AL.COM - Sen. Shadrack McGill vows to keep fighting for failed quarry bill in 2014.
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley appointed to national health care task force.
AL.COM - Sen. Jeff Sessions acknowledges coalition letter opposing 'Gang of Eight' reform bill.
AL.COM - Best and worst: From Alabama Accountability Act to failure of anti-gambling bill, Gary Palmer recaps the Alabama Legislature's 2013 session.
AL.COM - Lawyers look to Alabama Supreme Court on juvenile killer sentences after legislature fails to act.
AL.COM - Best and worst: From teacher raise to taking from Children First, Bradley Byrne recaps the Alabama Legislature's 2013 session.
AL.COM - Alabama Accountability Act a lifeline for one Montgomery family.
AL.COM – Contributor John Robb: The big mules are off to the glue factory.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: ‘Republicans are making headlines.’
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State voters can decide on foreign law protections.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – The Times Daily: US wages are falling.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Legislative lessons - Alabama’s 2013 session riddled with telling political signs.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Exploiting the elderly is now a felony.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama court system facing layoffs, chief justice says.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Indian guest workers sue Alabama-based company.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor U. S. Rep. Martha Roby: Bill would rein in federal intrusion in education.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Animal protection groups praise Alabama bill.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama State to host Voting Rights Center.
WASHINGTON POST - Senate panel approves sweeping immigration reform bill.
WASHINGTON POST - When do teachers and big government get respect? When we need them.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Apple is shifting its tax burden.
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: An Imperfect Immigration Bill Survives
Arise Daily News Digest 5-20-2013
AL.COM - What industry has more workers in California than actors? The solar industry. Alabama ranks 50th in solar jobs.
AL.COM – Contributor Cameron Smith: Accountability Act Delayed is Education Justice Denied
AL.COM - Birmingham named 10th laziest city in the nation.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: Gun bill tragedy in the making.
(JASPER) DAILY MOUNTAIN EAGLE – Working hard in the House.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Legislature could authorize $280 million in bonds.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Contributor Larry Clayton: U.S. manufacturing obituary is premature.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Rep. Roby's comp-time bill sparks hardball politics.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Legislature: Lawmakers expecting a busy last day.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama revokes vehicle titles sent in error.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Roby: Fort Rucker flight training hours restored.
WASHINGTON POST - Behind the mortgage settlements from the housing crisis.
WASHINGTON POST - The Fix: Can Obama bridge the divide between the two Americas?.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist E. J. Dionne: Political dysfunction spells trouble for democracies.
NEW YORK TIMES - Larger Union That Enforces Immigration Opposes Bill
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Timothy Noah: The 1 Percent Are Only Half the Problem
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor George Packer: Celebrating Inequality
SALON - Paul Krugman’s right: Austerity kills.
SALON - “The Unwinding”: What’s gone wrong with America.
Arise Daily News Digest 5-18-2013
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley says legislators 'better be listening to the people' on school tax credits.
AL.COM - Audit report cites weaknesses in computer security at state agencies.
AL.COM - Before the civil rights movement Alabama blacks faced discrimination on their way to getting law degrees and licenses to practice.
AL.COM - Strong job growth pushes Alabama unemployment rate down in April.
AL.COM - Senate Democrats urge Bentley to repeal, not delay, Alabama Accountability Act tax credits.
AL.COM – Columnist George Talbot: Is Robert Bentley unbeatable in 2014?
AL.COM – Columnist Joey Kennedy: Ballot stays closed for another election, and that's too bad.
WELD FOR BIRMINGHAM - Contributor Larry Lee: Accountability Act: Digging into some unintended consequences.
WSFA - Ken Hare In Depth: ASU hires high profile (and costly) lawyer to defend probe.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - A Little Bit of Info About How Alabamians Feel About School Choice
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Bentley returns to sound principle while others foolishly resist.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Strange Set to Investigate Claims that IRS was Used to Target Alabama Groups
BIRMINGHAM BUSINESS JOURNAL - Alabama scores low in 'enterprising states' study.
AL.COM - Five bond issues totaling $280 million could clear Legislature on Monday.
AL.COM - Senator to Bentley: "I will not sit by and passively allow... children being subjected to a less than stellar education."
AL.COM - Sponsor: Still work to do on campaign finance bill.
ANNISTON STAR - Sen. Gerald Dial’s food tax ban died, but others viable on last day.
ANNISTON STAR - K.L. Brown sponsors legislation on topics he has personal familiarity with.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Concern for the workers - Rep. Brooks is obscuring primary purpose for his comments.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Bentley defends 2-year delay for school tax credits.
WASHINGTON POST - Are school vouchers losing steam?
NEW YORK TIMES - Abortion Law in Arkansas Is Blocked by U.S. Judge.
Arise Daily News Digest 5-17-2013
AL.COM - State to market growing biotechnology industry.
AL.COM - Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant subject of intensive federal safety inspection.
AL.COM - Alabama Accountability Act architect Sen. Del Marsh says Gov. Bentley's changes to law DOA.
AL.COM - Former Alabama court system IT chief pleads guilty to stealing state computer code.
AL.COM - Rep. DeMarco on current legislative session: what law enforcement community can expect.
AL.COM - Bentley's amendment to Alabama Accountability Act drawing opposition from some Republican lawmakers.
AL.COM – Op-Ed: After Solomonic ruling on school act, Bentley should take aim at gun bill.
AL.COM – Columnist Joey Kennedy: Last day of the legislative session looking like a mad scramble -- or make that, an angry scramble.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Best session ever? At mansion, Alabama's First Lady now doubting 'best pot roast ever' compliment.
AL.COM – Contributor Michael Saltsman: The summer of Alabama teens' discontent.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - The Alabama Accountability Act – Does Anybody Care What Parents and Families Think?
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Delegation Members Comment on IRS Persecution of Conservative Political Groups
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Student loan proposal may mean higher rates.
ANNISTON STAR - Randy Wood counts legislative term as a success.
ANNISTON STAR - Coming up dry: Munford representative winless in session marked by alcohol sales debate.
ANNISTON STAR - Local Democrats hear from former state chairman Mark Kennedy.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Conservatives or radicals – Politics in Alabama could use prudence.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Another bipartisan accomplishment.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor Gov. Robert Bentley: Improving the Alabama Accountability Act.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Shelby provision in water bill would benefit state docks.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Columnist Vanzetta McPherson: Accountability Act's premises are false.
WASHINGTON POST - House votes to repeal Obamacare for 37th time.
WASHINGTON POST - Senate group hopes bipartisan support will help immigration bill.
NEW YORK TIMES - G.O.P., Energized, Weighs How Far to Take Inquiries.
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Scandal Machine
Arise Daily News Digest 5-16-2013
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley wants two-year delay on school tax credits established by Alabama Accountability Act.
AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks: Immigration amnesty program would undermine job market for African-Americans.
AL.COM - Superintendent Tommy Bice calls proposed delay of private-school tax credits a 'welcomed opportunity.'
AL.COM - Did fiscal cliff deal hurt Alabama's recovery? Evidence suggests partly yes.
AL.COM - ASU fights to overturn jury's finding that it allowed a racially and sexually hostile work environment.
AL.COM - Unrepentant Scrushy blames Karl Rove for bribery conviction, says government witness took 'snitch deal.'
AL.COM - Alabama foreclosures cripple market, despite national trend.
AL.COM - Help wanted: Alabama Democratic Party looking for a chairman but does anyone want the job?
AL.COM – Columnist Joey Kennedy: Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners not real happy about sunshine.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Lowell Barron lawyer: Treat him special; hide details.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Changes to voter registration process may be in store.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Alabama Tenth Highest State in Energy Related Per Capita CO2 Emissions
AL.COM - Sen. Dick Brewbaker says Republicans likely to disagree over Bentley amendment.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: Insurance exchanges are effective.
GADSDEN TIMES - State reviews school leader's 'no confidence' vote.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: The great unraveling – Credit Bentley for trying to slow the Alabama Accountability Act.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: The war that won’t end - Still waiting for serious negotiations between Alabama, Florida, Georgia
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Alabama governor: Budgets basically look fine.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Fancy footwork.
TROY MESSENGER - Columnist Steve Flowers: Senate leadership wraps up session.
WASHINGTON POST - Acting director of IRS forced to resign amid furor over targeting of conservative groups.
WASHINGTON POST - Groups that sought tax-exempt status say IRS dealings were a nightmare.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Jim Roumell: The rich can save Social Security, by giving up their checks.
NEW YORK TIMES - A Focus on Border Security and Temporary Visas as Senators Return to Immigration
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Take Politics Away From the I.R.S