House refuses to honor Blackledge

05.23.2007 by André Natta · → 3 Comments

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The Associated Press is reporting that Alabama House of Representatives tabled a resolution yesterday that would have recognized Birmingham News reporter Brett Blackledge for his winning of a Pulitzer Prize earlier this year.

According to the report, several representatives took the opportunity to openly question Blackledge’s stories. Blackledge won the Prize for his reports on corruption within the state’s two-year college system (the series is still ongoing).

They did however easily approve a resolution honoring native daughter Cynthia Tucker for winning a Pulitzer her commentaries published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and nationally syndicated. There are some that have said that the issue was

Here’s the story as it ran on TimesDaily.com in Florence.

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convulso
convulso

the house and not the senate? it proves that lunacy thrives in both chambers, lest we give the house a pass in light of the senate's recent floundering. there is an abundance of hubris and condescension in the AL legislature. watch APT's floor coverage on _For the Record_ and observe how many legislators treat the proceedings as though they were members of a private, pay-for-play club that meets in a south-AL hunting lodge. the senators' and reps' flouting of their constituencies' mandate is sometimes egregious.

convulso
convulso

the house and not the senate? it proves that lunacy thrives in both chambers, lest we give the house a pass in light of the senate's recent floundering. there is an abundance of hubris and condescension in the AL legislature. watch APT's floor coverage on _For the Record_ and observe how many legislators treat the proceedings as though they were members of a private, pay-for-play club that meets in a south-AL hunting lodge. the senators' and reps' flouting of their constituencies' mandate is sometimes egregious.

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