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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. 

Jun 21, 2019

We’re joined by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, who will talk with us about his newly launched U.S. Senate campaign. Moore says he’s not afraid of facing more controversy, and he’s not deterred by a call from President Donald Trump that he not run. We’re also joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh...


Jun 14, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey kicking off a ballot initiative surrounding her push for an appointed state school board. We’re joined by Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon, who will discuss his support for the school board bill. McCutcheon also looks ahead to a possible special legislative session on prisons. And we also...


Jun 7, 2019

We report on this week’s Supreme Court hearing on former House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s appeal of his felony ethics convictions. We’re joined by Attorney General Steve Marshall, who discusses the state’s case against Hubbard, as well as his office gearing up to defend Alabama’s new abortion ban. We’re also...


May 31, 2019

We report on the legislative session winding down today. Lawmakers gave final passage to the $7.1 billion education budget and a bill that would set up an appointed, rather than elected, state school board. A medical marijuana study commission bill also hung in the balance. We’re joined by Alabama Superintendent...


May 31, 2019

We report on the legislature today giving final passage to the $2.1 billion General Fund budget. A conference committee is set to take up the $7.1 billion education budget tomorrow. We also report on the Senate today giving final passage to a bill that would revamp the Board of Pardons and Paroles. And we’re joined by...