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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 9, 2021


We are joined by Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville, who will discuss a delayed vote on his lottery bill. Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton of Greensboro will talk with us about his caucus’ support of a more comprehensive gaming plan. Congressman Barry Moore of Enterprise will join us to discuss capitol...


Apr 8, 2021

We will report on the House giving final passage to a bill that would create lifetime concealed carry permits in the state. Its House sponsor, Rep. Proncey Robertson of Mt. Hope, joins us to talk about the legislation. We will report on the Senate approving a bill that would ban so-called "vaccine passports" in Alabama....


Apr 8, 2021

We report on the Senate today taking up a lottery bill; on a medical marijuana bill clearing one House committee; and on Gov. Kay Ivey announcing a new "slimmed down" COVID health order. We will also report on Secretary of State John Merrill announcing he won’t run for the U.S. Senate or any elected office next year....


Apr 6, 2021

we will report on a Senate committee today approving a new ‘open enrollment’ school bill. We will also report on another Senate committee approving a bill that would ban curbside voting in the state. We will be joined by Rep. Shane Stringer of Citronelle and Rep. Brett Easterbrook of Fruitdale, who will discuss...


Apr 5, 2021


We will report on a committee public hearing tomorrow for a new bill that would allow K-12 students to enroll at ANY school in the state – for a fee. We will also report on expected committee action this week on medical marijuana. We will be joined by Rep. Tashina Morris of Montgomery, who will discuss her bill...