AP Newsbreak: House GOP leader ousted from key budget committee - (www.al.com)
The Republican leader in
the Alabama House has been removed from an important budget
committee, an ouster that he blames on partisan political moves of
Democratic House Speaker Seth Hammett, who also cut the GOP's
presence on other key panels.
Governor loses effort to organize Alabama Senate - (www.al.com)
Republican Gov. Bob Riley's
effort to organize the new state Senate, giving the GOP clout it
hasn't had in the chamber in a century, collapsed Tuesday when
senators elected Democratic Sen. Hinton Mitchem to the top
leadership role of president pro tem.
Won't Attend Senate Opening Due to Stroke Recovery - (www.wsfa.com)
Governor Lucy Baxley won't attend today's opening of the
organizational session of the state Senate.
Inaugural plans with Sara Evans unveiled for Alabama governor - (www.al.com)
Country music singer Sara
Evans is going from "Dancing with the Stars" to dancing with the
governor and first lady.
Spotlight shines on corruption -
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