Arise Daily News Digest 4-27-2012

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - On April 27, 2011, Alabamians' lives changed forever: An hour-by-hour account.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - The Birmingham News: Alabama is on its way to recovery from the April 27, 2011, day of devastation, but there is a long way to go.

AL.COM - Alabama Legislature OKs proposed amendment to let voters set pay.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Ban on texting while driving wins final approval in Alabama Legislature.

(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - Alabama Senate approves homeowners insurance bills.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama House of Representatives narrowly votes to approve home brewing.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama Legislature approves single-point business tax filing system.

AL.COM - Montgomery mayor fearful over impact to city if state layoffs occur.

HUNTSVILLE TIMES - Alabama faith leaders urge repeal of HB 56.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - Alabama House of Representatives reprimands lobbyist for cursing lawmaker.

(MOBILE) PRESS-REGISTER - The Press-Register: Mobile Senate delegation draws the line with Alfa.

BIRMINGHAM NEWS - The Birmingham News: Lawmakers need to excise at least one lump of fat from the education budget.

(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Governor visits recovering towns, families.

GADSDEN TIMES - Legislature observes tornado anniversary, passes sales tax holiday.

GADSDEN TIMES - Summary of action in Alabama Legislature.

GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama Senate OKs $50 gift limit for state workers.

GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama Legislature: Ectopic pregnancy not abortion.

GADSDEN TIMES - Alabama Senate favors more ballot access for indies.

GADSDEN TIMES - Former Alabama Gov. Riley joins tax incentives firm.

ANNISTON STARThe Anniston Star: Not so super.

MONTOGMERY ADVERTISERThe Montgomery Advertiser: Feinberg gets passing grade.

WASHINGTON POST - Insurance rebates totalling $1.3 billion could be on the way this summer, study says.

WASHINGTON POST - Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill passed by Senate.

WASHINGTON POST - The Fact Checker:  Claims about the small-business tax cut (Part 1).

WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson:  Immigration turnaround offers chance for real solutions.