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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. 

Jun 18, 2021

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton of Greensboro joins us to discuss our prison problems and his dismay that Alabama’s federal COVID unemployment benefits were ending this weekend. Rep. Terri Collins of Decatur, chair of the House Education Policy Committee, is with us to talk about the debate over whether to...


Jun 11, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield discuss the effort to put together a new prison construction plan. Sen. Jim McClendon also is with us to talk about an expected fall special session on redistricting. Rep. Merika Coleman joins us to discuss putting together a commission to work on removing racist language from...


Jun 4, 2021

Rep. Steve Clouse joins us to look ahead to a meeting he and other legislative leaders will have with Gov. Kay Ivey next week to discuss options for building new state prisons after Ivey’s private lease deal fell apart. We’re also joined by Cong. Jerry Carl, who will talks about a bill he is drafting that would call...


May 28, 2021

We report on the governor vetoing a bill to delay a Literacy Act hold-back provision. We will be joined by Rep. Wes Allen of Troy, who will discuss his bill to ban curbside voting in the state becoming law. We will also be joined by Rep. Ginny Shaver of Leesburg, who will talk about the governor signing into law...


May 21, 2021

Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed joins us to look back on his first legislative session as Senate leader. Sen. Del Marsh is with us to discuss plans to bring back gambling legislation next year, after it failed to pass this year. Atty. Gen. Steve Marshall talks with us about his concerns over both gambling and the...