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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. 

Jul 1, 2022

There’s finally a resolution in the contested Senate District 27 race between incumbent Tom Whatley and Challenger Jay Hovey. The state is moving forward with its prison construction project despite a bond sale coming up short. We’ll hear from State Finance Director Bill Poole. Jimmy Parnell of the Alabama...


Jun 24, 2022

The primary runoffs are over and the ballot is set for November. We’ll recap the election. State Senator Greg Albritton joins us to discuss the state’s financial situation amid rising inflation. Dr. Julia Booth of the Medical Association of Alabama discusses the prospects of Medicaid expansion. And Brian Lyman of...


Jun 17, 2022

We're covering the legislative budget hearings from this week. Secretary of State candidates Rep. Wes Allen and Jim Zeigler are in studio to make their final pitches, plus Rep. Chris Pringle discusses the redistricting...


Jun 10, 2022

Attorney General Steve Marshall talks the recent opioid settlement & potential abortion ruling implications. Rep. Merika Coleman explains her "red flag" gun bill. And Twinkle Cavanaugh discusses various PSC issues as two seats are on the ballot.


Jun 3, 2022

We're talking election challenges and possible recounts with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, primary and runoff analysis with David Mowery, and baby formula/COVID/Monkey Pox with Alabama Department of Public Health's Dr. Karen Landers.