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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. 

Oct 15, 2021

Sen. Kirk Hatcher of Montgomery joins us to discuss both the upcoming special legislative session on reapportionment and the state school board voting to codify its opposition to teaching Critical Race Theory. State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will talk with us about more COVID booster shots that are coming. Alabama...


Oct 9, 2021

Attorney General Steve Marshall joins us to discuss his concerns with the prison reform measure passed by the legislature last week. Rep. Connie Rowe of Jasper will talk with us about new prison construction and about leaving the legislature for a job with the Lieutenant Governor. Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston will be with...


Oct 1, 2021

We have a complete wrap-up of the special legislative session on prisons. Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth will join us to discuss the plan to build several new prisons. Rep. Chris England of Tuscaloosa, the chair of the Alabama Democratic Party, will talk with us about his contention that new prisons won’t solve our problems...


Sep 24, 2021

We have a comprehensive preview of next week’s special legislative session on prisons, including conversations with Senate Majority Leader Clay Scofield of Guntersville and House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville. Both say they are optimistic about a prison construction bill and reform measures being...


Aug 27, 2021

State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris joins us to discuss mounting COVID cases and growing hospital stresses. Senate General Fund budget chair Greg Albritton of Atmore will talk with us about new prison construction negotiations. Rep. Barbara Drummond Mobile reflects on the death of Rep. Thad McClammy. Rep. Ben Robbins...