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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
Arise Daily News Digest 5-15-2013
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley signs bill creating a 'crown jewel' conference center in Gulf Shores.
AL.COM - Alabama State taps former federal judge for help with forensic audit.
AL.COM - Alabama AG Luther Strange calls for special prosecutor in IRS scandal.
AL.COM - Sen. Jeff Sessions "gets slapped down" as Senate panel rejects his amendments to immigration bill.
AL.COM - Rep. Mo Brooks vows to oppose any 'Gang of 8' immigration amnesty plan.
AL.COM - Senate panel rejects Sessions amendment to use fingerprints, iris scans to track visa holders.
AL.COM - A look at Sessions' 49 amendments on immigration reform.
AL.COM - Mark Kennedy: 'The Alabama Democratic Majority has no intent to sabotage the state party.'
AL.COM – Columnist Joey Kennedy: State Democratic Party is in a mess that'll take a while to clean up.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - A Funny Thing Happened at the Board Meeting Last Night
SENATE SKETCHES - “Senate Sketches,” Sen. Hank Sanders’ weekly message to his constituents.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Governor rumored to be casting a wary-eye at so-called campaign reform.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Joint conference committee compromises on gun bill.
WSFA - Ala. to collect millions in drug manufacturer settlement.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: ‘School choice’ repeal needed.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: Nobody taking Americans’ guns.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Board recommends lowering threshold for drunken driving.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Wrong number - It’s time to examine prosecutors’ sweeping powers to collect data.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: No, Legislature.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Jennifer Rubin: Gang of Eight moves forward.
NEW YORK TIMES - House to Vote Yet Again on Repealing Health Care Law
NEW YORK TIMES - U.S. Budget Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: Grotesque Speed for Florida Capital Cases
Arise Daily News Digest 5-14-2013
AL.COM - Gov. Robert Bentley considering possible executive amendments to Alabama Accountability Act.
AL.COM - Report: Reynolds, Anniston civil rights leader beaten in 1963 library protest, dies at 82.
AL.COM - Alabama tea party groups targeted by IRS.
AL.COM - DHS Systems, a military shelter manufacturer in Tanner, lays off workers, suspends part of expansion.
AL.COM - If U.S. recovery is slow, Alabama's economic recovery even slower.
AL.COM - Auto supplier expands in Enterprise, adds 100 jobs.
AL.COM – Columnist John Archibald: Alabama: Give us your tarred, your poison, your puddled morasses.
ALABAMA POLITICAL REPORTER - Hubbard’s House Conference Hauls in Cash
ROME (GA) NEWS-TRIBUNE - Tri-state water feud plays out in Congress.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Budget surpluses spur tension in some GOP states.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Bentley: Reforms coming.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – The Times Daily: Packin’ problems.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: N. Q. Reynolds - Anniston pastor was cornerstone of city’s civil rights movement.
ANNISTON STAR – The Anniston Star: Scrambling to the finish.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Bentley: 'Good possibility' Airbus supplier jobs will come to Montgomery.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Study: Black students suspended more often than others.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - Auburn University explains Gogue's annual salary.
OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS - New Ala. law to speed road, bridge improvements.
WASHINGTON POST - Poll: More than half of Americans support legal recognition of same-sex marriage.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: The IRS’s turn to answer questions.
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: The I.R.S. Audits Are Condemned
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: No Time to Cut Food Stamps
Arise Daily News Digest 5-13-2013
AL.COM - Attorney for Shelby County residents is only black lawyer Supreme Court justices see this term.
AL.COM - The Alabama Democratic Party: "We're broke, broke, broke.”
AL.COM - Legislators' to-do list for final day includes bills on guns, campaign finance, drug testing welfare applicants.
AL.COM - Auburn President Jay Gogue No. 2 on the top 10 list of highest paid public university leaders.
WASHINGTON POST - IRS targeted groups critical of government, documents from agency probe show.
WASHINGTON POST - Columnist Robert J. Samuelson: The jury’s still out on whether Dodd-Frank will save capitalism.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: U. S. food aid runs into hurdles on the Hill.
NEW YORK TIMES - Columnist Timothy Egan: E. Pluribus Me
NEW YORK TIMES - Cabinet Secretary Solicits Large Donations to Publicize Health Care Law
NEW YORK TIMES – Contributors David Stuckler and Sanjay Babu: How Austerity Kills
NEW YORK TIMES - The Great Divide: Student Debt and the Crushing of the American Dream
LOS ANGELES TIMES - Clock is ticking, slowly, on rules for coal-fired power plants.
Arise Daily News Digest 5-12-2013
AL.COM - Almost all over but the shouting: A look back at the 2013 legislative session so far.
AL.COM - Martha Roby delivers Weekly Republican Address for second time this year.
AL.COM - Fewer young voters supported President Obama in 2012 than in 2008, study shows.
AL.COM - Race and healthcare: Congresswoman defends record in heated radio exchange with staunch critic.
DECATUR DAILY – The Decatur Daily: Not too late for Medicaid expansion.
DECATUR DAILY – Columnist Eric Felischauer’s Capital Considerations: Accountability Act’s silver lining.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - GOP mingles with lobbyists after talking reform.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – Reporter Mary Sell’s Capital Notebook: Lawmaker questions issue of bonds.
GADSDEN TIMES – The Gadsden Times: Clearing obstacles to adoption of foster children.
ALABAMA SCHOOL CONNECTION - How Do You Define and Measure Success in Your Neighborhood Schools?
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY - Pistol packin’ simpler :Law would clarify weapon regulations.
(FLORENCE) TIMES DAILY – Editor Mike Goens: Common sense bill likely to fail.
ANNISTON STAR – Contributor State Sen. Hank Sanders (D-Selma): Reasons to expand Medicaid.
ANNISTON STAR – Editor Bob Davis: An image that doesn’t define us.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Local governments get windfall from Alabama Trust Fund.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Alabama refusing to repay U.S. Forest Service $94K:Sequestration behind request for repayment, official says.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - Reporter Sebastian Kitchen: Lawmakers have completed some heavy lifting, have more to do on session's last day.
MONTGOMERY ADVERTISER - The Montgomery Advertiser: No ret4reat on PAC-transfer ban.
WASHINGTON POST - The Navigator: Fee-happy airlines raise the bar again.
WASHINGTON POST - Will Obama suffer the ‘second-term curse’?
WASHINGTON POST - Report: Top IRS officials knew in 2011 that conservative groups were targeted.
WASHINGTON POST - The Washington Post: Playing politics with tax records.
WASHINGTON POST - Contributor Nina Easton: A Mother’s Day plea to stop equating adoption with abandonment.
NEW YORK TIMES - The Long Shadow of Bad Credit in a Job Search
NEW YORK TIMES – Columnist Gail Collins: Is Yours More Corrupt Than Mine?
NEW YORK TIMES – The New York Times: First Steps to a Better Immigration Bill