Arise Daily News Digest 2-23-2012
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama DHR commissioner says funding cuts could stop welfare payments.
AL.COM - BP liable for civil penalties for oil spill, judge rules.
AL.COM - More than 300 rally in Montgomery, urging legislators not to cut mental health funding.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Long lines at Jefferson County courthouse where at least 2 have fainted called 'outrageous.'
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Economic Development Partnership of Alabama boss says recruitment game is changing.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama exports set record in 2011, with Canada, China and Germany top markets.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Panel votes to exclude Jefferson County from occupational tax ban.
BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Editor Joey Kennedy: Are separate trustee boards for UAB, UAH even a remote possibility? No.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - State mental health head: Closings are necessary.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – The Times Daily: Getting smaller?
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: Reserve fund in jeopardy.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - Local lawmaker blasts mental health prison plan.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS - House delays action on Fire College bill.
GADSDEN TIMES - Execution dates set for 2 Alabama death row inmates.
GADSDEN TIMES - Summary of action in Alabama Legislature.
GADSDEN TIMES - House panel OKs social networking ban for inmates.
GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama exports reach $17.9B, led by cars.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Streamlining government the right thing to do.
BAMA FACT CHECK - AEA claims bills are 'raid on ETF.' Is it true?
(TALLADEGA) DAILY HOME - McClendon sponsors texting bill for fifth straight year.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor John Pickens of Alabama Appleseed: Alabama needs its exchange.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gambling corruption trial: Gilley says he isn't a racist.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - 'Move Over' law could include utility vehicles.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Gilley testifies about 2008 attack ad against Jay Love.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Contributor Yanyi Djamba: Base immigration policies on data.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Rogers airs Middle East worries to Lee County GOP.
DOTHAN EAGLE - The Dothan Eagle: Missing the forest for the trees.
WASHINGTON POST - Report: Debt will swell under top GOP hopefuls’ tax plans.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Matt Miller: The missing contraception question.
NEW YORK TIMES - High Season for Tornadoes Ahead, Eyes on Southeast
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributor Bill Gates: Shame Is Not the Solution
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Reform and Corporate Taxes