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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Opponents of a resolution that would put former Alabama State University Board of Trustee Joe L. Reed's name back on the Acadome, have found an ally in none other state Rep. Jay Love.

Love has come to the House floor on a couple of occasions, including during a debate on Tuesday, to keep a resolution that instructs the university's Board of Trustees to put Reed's name back on the Acadome. The board removed Reed's name last year.

Love said Tuesday that the legislature should not get involved with micromanaging university boards that have been granted the authority to do such things as naming buildings. Love wants to amendment the resolution to ensure that the board knows that it is only a request and not a mandate.

Because resolutions are non-binding, Love has agreed to work the room during the passage of uncontested local bills to see if he can get an agreement from his fellow Republicans not to filibuster the resolution if the amendment can be added.

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks

UPDATE: House passes resolution that instructs the Alabama State University Board of Trustees to put Joe L. Reed's name back on the Acadome. The resolution is non-binding, so they could just ignore it.

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