Newscast
5:07 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Health Care Rulings And Calls For Resignations At ASU

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Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Alabama State-Governor
3:44 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Governor Asks 2 ASU Trustees To Resign

Gov. Robert Bentley has asked two of the top trustees at Alabama State University to resign.
Credit The Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has asked two of the top trustees at Alabama State University to resign.

Bentley sent letters Tuesday to Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins asking them to resign by Thursday afternoon. Bentley says their resignations would be in the best interest of the university. Bentley serves as president of the Alabama State board by virtue of his office.

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Alabama-Health Care Ruling
3:39 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Strange Praises Ruling Against Health Care Law

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is praising a federal appeals court ruling against an important provision in President Barack Obama's health care law.
Credit LutherStrange.com

Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is praising a federal appeals court ruling against an important provision in President Barack Obama's health care law.

Strange says he is proud to have joined other Republican attorneys general who opposed the law before an appeals court in Washington.

The divided court ruled Tuesday that federal subsidies to help millions of low and middle-income people pay insurance premiums apply only in states that set up their own insurance markets under the law. A federal court in Virginia unanimously ruled the opposite way.

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Alabama Budget Officer
3:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Bentley Taps Butler As Ala. State Budget Officer

Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.
Credit Office of the Governor of Alabama

Longtime state fiscal expert Kelly Butler is Alabama's new state budget officer.

Gov. Robert Bentley announced Butler's appointment on Tuesday.

The state budget officer leads the Executive Budget Office and advises the administration on the state's General Fund and education budgets.

Butler has been assistant state budget officer for two years. He previously worked for 19 years with the Legislative Fiscal Office, most recently serving as the state Senate's fiscal officer.

Bentley says Butler brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the job.

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Newscast
6:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

ASU a civil rights stop, Birmingham wants the World Games

6am Newscast

Tuesday July 22, 2014

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Politics & Government
6:48 am
Tue July 22, 2014

AL.com: Kits to help needy delayed, overpriced

The contents of a SHEP kit that were supposed to have been distributed to homeless and others in the Birmingham and Tuskegee areas by March of 2010, shown here Monday July 14, 2014 (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)
Credit AL.com

Thousands of emergency kits purchased with $660,000 in federal money for Alabama-based community health centers sat in storage long after they were supposed to have been distributed to the needy.

And Al.com reports it's still not clear what happened to all the kits more than four years after the kits were supposed to have been helping people.

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Business & Education
6:41 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Alabama State SGA Leaders Asks 2 Trustees to Resign

Credit manifestcollegemag.com

The president of the Alabama State University Student Government Association has sent a letter asking the chairman and vice chairman of the board of trustees to resign.

SGA President Darren Dubose said Monday the SGA Cabinet decided it was time to act when an accrediting agency sent the university a warning letter and noted that Chairman Elton Dean and Vice Chairman Marvin Wiggins had relatives with university contracts. Dubose also noted that Moody's Investor Services downgraded the university's bond rating during their tenure.

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Newscast
5:07 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

An "A" For Pain And Democrats In Birmingham

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Monday July 21, 2014

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Voting Rights March
4:09 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Alabama State Picked For Historic March Exhibit

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.
Credit meetmycollege.com

The National Park Service has chosen Alabama State University in Montgomery as the location for the third and final interpretative center along the Selma-to-Montgomery National Voting Rights Trail.

The park service and university President Gwendolyn Boyd signed a memorandum of understanding Monday. The signing comes one year before Alabama plans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march.

Several sites in the capital city competed for the interpretative center, but officials said community support and resources clinched it for ASU.

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Jacksonville State-Meehan
4:01 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Meehan Retiring As Jacksonville State President

Jacksonville State University's longtime president, Bill Meehan, says he will retire next year.
Credit Jacksonville State University

The longtime president of Jacksonville State University says he will retire next year.

Bill Meehan told trustees that he's stepping down as of June 2015.

The school announced his decision on its Facebook page.

The delay in Meehan's departure provides a chance for board members to name a successor.

Meehan has been president since July 1, 1999.

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