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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. 

May 7, 2021

Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon joins us to discuss the gambling plan stalling and its future prospects. Senator Tim Melson of Florence will also be with us to talk about final passage of his bill to legalize the use of medical marijuana in the state. Congressman Gary Palmer of Hoover will join us to discuss a...


May 7, 2021

We report on the House approving the bill to legalize medical marijuana and on the last-minute negotiations over a comprehensive gambling plan. We’re joined by Rep. Allen Treadaway, who will discuss his support of medical marijuana, his concerns with the gambling plan, and his disappointment over the death of his...


May 5, 2021

We report on preparations for a very busy penultimate day of the legislative session, including expected Thursday House action on both medical marijuana and gambling. We’re joined by Rep. Jim Hill of Moody, who will discuss both issues, as well as his criminal justice reform measures that he hopes the Senate will take...


May 5, 2021

Passions run deep on both sides as the House takes up medical marijuana; House committee okays the main bill in the comprehensive gambling plan; Rep. Reed Ingram of Montgomery joins us to discuss his opposition to medical marijuana and his opposition to the gambling plan, as proposed; and Rep. Thomas Jackson of...


May 3, 2021

We will preview the upcoming legislative week, including House committee action on gambling bills and possible House floor action on medical marijuana and transgender youth medical bills. We will be joined by Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington, who will discuss continually declining jobless numbers and some...