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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 22, 2021

House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter of Rainsville joins us to discuss next week’s start of a special legislative session on reapportionment and the possibility that an anti-vaccine mandate bill could be added to the call. Senator Clyde Chambliss of Prattville will be with us to talk about how the recently passed prison plan will affect his district, which is home to three prisons. State Agriculture Commissioner Rick Pate will join us to discuss medical cannabis and ongoing licensing for industrial hemp growers. And State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris will talk with us about the rollout of new booster shots and about how Alabama’s COVID death rate may have finally peaked.