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Top News Links: Thursday, March 8

Lower pensions for future state employees

Gov. Robert Bentley is praising a plan under consideration before the state legislature to lower pension benefits for all future state employees. — Birmingham News

Brighter prospects for banking

Last year was the best for banks and credit unions since 2006, according to a study and report by American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop. — MSNBC

Republican hopefuls campaign in Alabama

Rick Santorum in Mobile tonight — WKRG

Newt Gingrich expected on eve of Tuesday primary. — Wetumpka Herald

Two-year college leader out

Freida Hill, who has served two years as leader of the state's community college system, yesterday was bought out of her remaining contract by the state Board of Education. — Birmingham News

Raytheon gets more missile work

Raytheon has been awarded a $138.7 million contract for additional work on Patriot missiles, some of which will be done in Huntsville. — PR Newswire

Marchers aim for lower food tax

Protestors are marching 190 miles to Montgomery to ask legislators to drop sales tax on food. — northescambia.com

New incentives for film makers

The Alabama House has passed a bill giving bigger incentives for movie makers. — DeKalb County Times-Journal

Insurance adjusters may face regulation

Insurance groups take opposite sides over bill to license public adjusters. Industry experts expect the bill to be filed next week in the Alabama legislature. — Insurance News

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