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Longer summer break proposal draws opposition

Longer summer break proposal draws opposition By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. – An Alabama lawmaker says public schools should extend their summer breaks through Labor Day to help workforce development. Rep. Steve Hurst, R-Munford, said he’ll sponsor legislation to require school summer breaks run at least from Memorial Day to Labor Day....

Poll: Alabamians want lottery, many undecided on board of education amendment
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Poll: Alabamians want lottery, many undecided on board of education amendment

By MARY SELL, Alabama Daily News New polling shows that Alabamians overwhelmingly want a statewide lottery and a significant percentage are undecided on how to vote on the March 3 constitutional amendment to reorganize the state board of education. A total of 625 registered Alabama voters were interviewed live by telephone statewide for the Alabama...