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Arise Daily News Digest 8-4-2015
AL.COM - The state Senate and budget fixes where the consensus is "to do nothing".
AL.COM - Alabama House budget plan would add $173 million to General Fund.
AL.COM - Alabama probate judge asks state supreme court to issue 'landmark' ruling against gay marriage.
AL.COM - Obama unveils clean power rule; Alabama AG vows to fight 'war on affordable energy'.
AL.COM - Will Alabama stop issuing marriage licenses? Bill conceived after gay marriage ruling passes committee.
AL.COM - Senate leader all but concedes there is little consensus on how to fix budget.
AL.COM - Gov. Bentley not backing off new taxes push, says lawmakers need to get close to $300 million.
AL.COM - Bill to allow loaded handguns in vehicles clears Alabama Senate committee.
AL.COM - Alabama Senate committee to consider plan for BP oil spill money.
AL.COM - Top 10 highly skilled jobs that Alabama fills with foreign workers.
AL.COM – Columnist Kyle Whitmire: Gambling is fun, but a lousy way to fund a government.
AL.COM - Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard seeks postponement of ethics trial.
AL.COM - Economist: State tourism impact slashes average annual household tax burden by $408.
AL.COM - Alabama gets high marks for auto manufacturing, workforce training from trade magazine.
AL.COM – Contributor Jordan Barkin: Celebrating a diverse and appealing South.
AL.COM – Contributors Sandra Burroughs and Philip Darden: Our state parks thrive on partnerships, serve all Alabamians.
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Op-ed from Reporter Bill Britt: Cut the Gordian Knot, March Forward
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Contributor U. S. Rep. Bradley Byrne: Reforming and Reducing Federal Spending
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - Top Alabama senator says there are not enough votes to hike taxes.
YELLOWHAMMER NEWS - High-tech European space company to launch manufacturing operation in Alabama.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - Wanna Know More About the Education Budget and Education Spending?
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - When Does School Start?
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - “Protect the Education Trust Fund”
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - 2 abortion bills filed in special session.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - The Times Daily: Benefits of sales tax weekend outweigh the budget costs.
TUSCALOOSA NEWS – The Tuscaloosa News: Voters should stay alert about general fund.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: The blame going on in Montgomery.
ANNISTON STAR - The Anniston Star: Guns and bacon, the Ted Cruz way.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Senate committee OKs marriage, gun and monument bills.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: Legislators must fund more state troopers.
WASHINGTON POST - Republican effort to strip Planned Parenthood funding stalls in Senate.
WASHINGTON POST - What raising the minimum wage to $15 would actually mean in every state.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Eugene Robinson: GOP candidates range from hopeless to hapless on climate change.
NEW YORK TIMES - Obama Administration Urges States to Cut Health Insurers’ Requests for Big Rate Increases
NEW YORK TIMES - Move to Fight Obama’s Climate Plan Started Early
NEW YORK TIMES - Solitary Confinement: Punished for Life
NEW YORK TIMES - Don’t Blame Medicaid for Rise in Health Care Spending
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors Richard Revesz and Jack Lienke: Obama Takes a Crucial Step on Climate Change