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The CAPITOL JOURNAL PODCAST provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers. 

May 20, 2017

We have a complete wrap-up of the final day of the legislative session. And we will be joined be Sen. Trip Pittman of Montrose, who will discuss the General Fund budget, his concerns over the autism insurance bill, and his running for the U.S. Senate. We will also be joined by Rep. John Knight of Montgomery, who will...


May 19, 2017

We report on lengthy readings of reapportionment bills taking up most of the penultimate day of the legislative session. We will also report on final passage of the education budget, as well as a bill dealing with autism therapy insurance. And we will be joined by Senator Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, the chairman of...


May 18, 2017

We report on an email that angered African American legislators today and stalled action in the House. The lawmaker who forwarded the email called it a "misunderstanding"' We will also report on more tensions over reapportionment in committee today. And we will be joined by Rep. Randy Davis of Daphne, the co-chair of...


May 17, 2017

We report on the Senate putting the autism insurance bill on its agenda today, a day earlier than expected. We will also report on the House Judiciary Committee today approving a substitute prison reform plan and sending it to the floor. And we will be joined by Rep. Mike Jones of Andalusia, the chairman of the...


May 15, 2017

We report on tomorrow's expected House committee vote on a prison reform plan. We will also report on the education budget heading to a conference committee tomorrow. We will be joined by Rep. Craig Ford of Gadsden, who sits on the House education budget committee. He praises the spending plan as passed by the...