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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. 

Feb 19, 2020

We report on the House approving a bill that would ban smoking and vaping in vehicles if a child is inside. We also report on Senate committee approval of a bill that would give the legislature a vote on local occupational tax initiatives. We will also report on the introduction of a bill that would eliminate a step in...


Feb 18, 2020

 We will be joined by Alabama Mental Health Commissioner Lynn Beshear, who will talk with us about the emphasis being placed on mental healthcare expansion during the new legislative session. Beshear will also discuss a proposal to build new regional mental health crisis centers in the state. We will also be joined by...


Feb 15, 2020

We have a complete wrap-up of the legislative week. We’re joined by Rep. Steve Hurst of Munford, who discusses his closely-watched draft bill that would extend school summer breaks. We’re also joined by Sen. Dan Roberts of Mountain Brook and Rep. Danny Garrett of Trussville, who talks about their resolution that...


Feb 14, 2020

We report on the House today approving a bill that would add law enforcement officials to the state’s hate crimes law. We also report on legislation that would restrict transgender students from competing in high school sports stalling in a House committee today. And we’re joined by Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed...


Feb 13, 2020

We report on AG Steve Marshall today railing against the rising tide of violence against Alabama law enforcement officers. We also report on a bill to add law enforcement to the state’s hate crimes law stalling in a Senate committee today. And we report on a new payday loan reform bill failing today in another Senate...