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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. 

Aug 16, 2019


Sen. Tim Melson of Florence joins us to talk about the first meeting of the new Medical Cannabis Study Commission, which he is chairing. We’re also joined by Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, who discusses the gas tax hike that will take effect in two weeks and the renewed gun control debate. We will also report...


Aug 9, 2019

We report on preparations for the first meeting of the state’s new Medical Cannabis Study Commission. We also report on a proposed constitutional amendment that would ban tolls on Alabama interstate roads and bridges. We’re joined by Rep. Phillip Pettus , who discusses his new law barring excessive left-lane driving...


Aug 2, 2019

We report on Gov. Ivey calling a meeting of the state’s Road and Bridge Toll Authority to discuss the Mobile toll bridge controversy. We also report on the race to succeed retiring Cong. Martha Roby. Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton will join us to discuss prisons and this year’s failed lottery plan. Sen....


Jul 29, 2019

Corrections Commissioner Jeff Dunn joins us to discuss being part of the governor's new prison study group. Its mission is to tackle the state's serious prison problems. Rep. Mike Holmes of Wetumpka will also be with us to discuss a bill he's pre-filed that would revamp the state's tax structure. We will also report on...


Jul 19, 2019


We report on a possible agreement to delay the state’s new abortion ban for a year. We also report on controversy surrounding Secretary of State John Merrill saying American media has become too focused on "homosexual activities." We’re joined by Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster, who will discuss the prospect of a...