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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. 

Apr 19, 2019

We have a comprehensive wrap-up of the week’s legislative action. We will be joined by Sen. Cam Ward, who discusses how lawmakers are responding to federal concerns about the state’s prisons. And we’re also joined by Cong. Bradley Byrne, who talks with us about the Mueller report, trade tariffs and his trailing...


Apr 19, 2019

Legislators question ADOC officials on staffing needs; state mayors outline legislative priorities; and Rep. Parker Moore of Hartselle discusses prisons and a lottery.


Apr 17, 2019

We will report on a House committee approving a bill that would essentially ban abortion in the state. A Senate committee today held a public hearing on legislation that would drop the requirement to conceal-carry a gun in the state. And freshman Rep.Scott Stadthagen of Hartselle will join us to discuss the state’s...


Apr 17, 2019

We report on the Senate having on its agenda a bill that would do away with the practice of sheriffs pocketing leftover jail food funds. We also report on Gov. Kay Ivey saying that she has no current plans to call a special legislative session to deal with the state’s prison problems. And we’re joined by Sen. Linda...


Apr 15, 2019

We preview the upcoming legislative week, including a scheduled public hearing on a bill that would essentially ban abortion in Alabama. We also report on talk of a possible special legislative session to deal with prison problems raised by the federal government. And we’re joined by Sen. Steve Livingston...