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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. 

Jan 22, 2018

We report on today’s move to end the federal government shutdown; we also report on today’s swearing-in of new Alabama Supreme Court Associate Justice Brad Mendheim; We will preview the legislative week ahead, and we’re joined by Rep. Will Ainsworth of Guntersville, who discusses his legislative priorities and...


Jan 20, 2018

We report on a busy second week of the legislative session, including Senate passage of bills dealing with both marriage and racial profiling. We're joined by Rep. Mike Ball of Madison, who discusses his bill that would set up open primary elections in the state. He contends they would save money and time. We're...


Jan 19, 2018

We report on a committee public hearing today on a much-watched bill dealing with online retailers and sales tax collection. We also report on committee passage of a ride-sharing bill and another that would ban smoking in vehicles in which kids are riding. And we’re joined by Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa, who will...


Jan 16, 2018

Guests:  Col. Brian Hastings (Ret.), Director, Alabama Emergency Management Agency and Rep. Corley Ellis, (R) - Columbiana.


Jan 15, 2018

We’re joined by Sen. Greg Albritton of Range, who discusses his new bill to take the state out of the marriage license business. Albritton also talks about his bill that would have the governor appoint the state superintendent of education and another that would have the superintendent appoint members to the state...