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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 22, 2018

We report on today’s Senate committee approval of a $30 million supplemental appropriation for prisons to help hire more mental health staff and more correctional officers. We also report on Senate committee approval of a bill that would further regulate unlicensed daycare centers. And we’re joined by Rep. Johnny...


Feb 21, 2018

We report on the Senate today taking up the $2 billion state General Fund budget. We also report on Rep. Will Ainsworth visiting a school in his district to talk up his bill that would arm some teachers to protect against violence like that seen in south Florida last week. And we’re joined by Rep. Mary Moore...


Feb 20, 2018

We're joined by Rep. Margie Wilcox of Mobile, who discusses next month’s long-awaited launch of collegiate and charity boat decals. Wilcox sponsored the enabling legislation, and she says proceeds will benefit the schools, the charities and state parks. We're also joined by Republican gubernatorial candidate and...


Feb 17, 2018

We report on one state lawmaker reacting to the Florida school shootings by introducing a bill that would allow Alabama teachers to carry guns on campus, with proper training. We're joined by U.S. Attorney Louis Franklin of Montgomery, who will discuss this week’s sentencing of former House Majority Leader Micky...


Feb 16, 2018

In the wake of the Florida school shooting tragedy, we report on a bill introduced today that would allow some Alabama educators to receive firearms training and be authorized to carry concealed weapons on campus. We also report on former House Majority Leader Micky Hammon of Decatur being sentenced today to 3 months in...