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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. 

Mar 6, 2021


We have a complete wrap-up of the legislative week. Rep. Wes Allen of Troy joins us to discuss his bill to ban transgender medical treatments for minors and a similar plan passing the Senate this week. We’re also joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris, who will discuss the mask mandate extension, more virus...


Mar 5, 2021


We report on Gov. Kay Ivey announcing today she is extending the statewide masking mandate for one last month, until April 9th. We also report on Sen. Del Marsh saying today that he will bring his gambling expansion bill up for a Senate vote next week. We will be joined by Sen. Jim McClendon of Springville, who will...


Mar 3, 2021

We report on the Senate okaying a ban on transgender medical procedures on minors. We also report on the House approving legislation to give lawmakers more oversight of certain executive contracts. We’re joined by Rep. Laura Hall of Huntsville, who will discuss her bill to make no-excuse absentee voting permanent in...


Mar 2, 2021

We report on the legislative week ahead, including expected House action on a bill that would increase legislative oversight of contracts or leases initiated by the governor that exceed $10 million dollars. We will also report on expected committee action this week on a bill that would do away with the State...


Feb 26, 2021

We have a complete wrap-up of the legislative week. We will be joined by Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, who will discuss this week’s Senate passage of medical marijuana legislation and a delay in taking up a big gambling bill. We will also be joined by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville, who...