Arise Daily News Digest 2-12-2012
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Mignon Comer Smith, Avondale Mills heiress and philanthropist, dies at 81.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama unemployment benefits debit card to offer new services.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama US Rep. Bachus' rivals pounce on ethics issue.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - The Birmingham News: Now it's up to the Legislature to come up with realistic solution to Alabama budget problems.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Contributor Sue Bell Cobb: We should fix people, not fill Alabama prisons.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Contributor Mike O’Dell of the Alabama District Attorneys Association: Alabama starting to win war on meth.
(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - The Press-Register: Budget standoff will only hurt Alabamians.
(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - Contributor Bradley Byrne: A passion for football and education, too.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - NCLB: A failure or a motivator?
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Brooks on the stump: US rep. kicks off bid for re-election here.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – The Times Daily: Selecting nominee.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – Columnist Clarence Page: White America may be coming apart.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Dusting off Amendment 1.
DECATUR DAILY - The Decatur Daily: Bad times for GOP women.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Legislators reject Bentley's budget plans: Budget committees dislike attempt to shift Medicaid funding to education fund.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Columnist Tommy Stevenson’s At Large: Earmarks benefit schools, safety, Medicaid.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – Reporter Dana Beyerle’s Alabama Exposure: Proposed budget cuts funding for law institute.
GADSDEN TIMES - Legislators working on state immigration law changes.
GADSDEN TIMES - Group questions oversight of Ala incentives.
GADSDEN TIMES - Group challenges reports on 8-year Ala. oil spill.
ANNISTON STAR - There's a $3.2 billion thicket of taxes, fees and fines hidden in Alabama’s 'third' budget.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor Stephen Stetson of the Arise Citizens’ Policy Project: What’s behind Alabama’s job numbers?
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Week 1 of corruption trial has interesting moments.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – The Montgomery Advertiser: Political posturing on immigration.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Gov. Robert Bentley: Bentley says his budgets address challenges.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Michelle Rhee: PRO: State's pupils need charter schools.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER – Contributor Dr. Diane Ravitch: CON: Say 'no thanks' to charter schools.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Senior fellow at Mises on board of controversial PAC: PAC chairman says government carried out 9/11 attack.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Irrigation incentive bill passed in Senate.
DOTHAN EAGLE - Business group proposes post-secondary governance change.
WASHSINGTON POST - Election 2012: Republicans united on goal — beat Obama — divided on how to get there.
NEW YORK TIMES - Even Critics of Safety Net Increasingly Depend on It
NEW YORK TIMES - Romney’s Path to ‘Pro-Life’ Position on Abortion
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Thomas Friedman: We Need a Second Party
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Nicholas Kristof: Beyond Pelvic Politics
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Ross Douthat: Can the Working Class Be Saved?
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Michael Grabell: How Not to Revive an Economy
NEW YORK TIMES - Death Penalty Death Watch: Trouble in Ohio
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Mitt Romney wins Maine caucuses straw poll.