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Capitol Journal

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Capitol Journal provides extensive coverage of the Alabama Legislature and Alabama politics from a studio inside the Alabama Statehouse. Don Dailey hosts the program, examining key issues and interviewing newsmakers.

Latest Episodes

October 18, 2019

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon joins us to discuss prison reform, lottery prospects for next year and if toll roads might still be up for discussion. We’re also joined by Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed, who will talk with us about his historic election. Reed will also discuss the turmoil surrounding the state Democratic Party, which his father helps lead. Alabama Hospital Association President and CEO Dr. Don Williamson will be with us to talk about hospital ransomware attacks and his continued push for Medicaid expansion in the state.

56 MIN3 d ago
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October 18, 2019

October 11, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey completing her cancer treatments and predicting a full recovery. We also report on Steven Reed being elected as the first African American mayor of Montgomery. We’re joined by Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster, who will discuss his candidacy for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court. We’re also joined by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville, who will talk about the turmoil in the state Democratic party. And Dean Young of Orange Beach will be with us to discuss his proposed constitutional amendment that would ban toll roads in the state and his search for legislative sponsors.

56 MIN1 w ago
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October 11, 2019

October 4, 2019

We're joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who will discuss the Trump impeachment inquiry and the prospects for a possible special legislative session on the state’s prison problems. We're also joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Rep. Shane Stringer, who will talk about the mounting health problems surrounding vaping. And Rep. Tim Wadsworth of Arley is with us to discuss healthcare successes in his district, as the state grapples with a rural healthcare crisis.

56 MIN2 w ago
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October 4, 2019

September 27, 2019

Alabama lawmakers react to Trump impeachment inquiry; Gov. Ivey resumes normal schedule after cancer diagnosis; Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses all the changes at the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles; Lyn Head talks about stepping down as Pardons and Paroles chair; Rep. Terri Collins discusses abortion ban legal challenge.

56 MIN3 w ago
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September 27, 2019

September 20, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey’s cancer diagnosis and her doctor’s prediction of a full recovery. We’re joined by Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley, who tells us she does not plan to step down amid the controversy in her party. We’re also joined by Alabama Republican Party Chair Terry Lathan, who discusses the GOP’s efforts to reclaim Democrat Doug Jones’ U.S. Senate seat next year. And Chris Darden with the National Weather Service in Birmingham is with us to look back on the controversy surrounding Alabama, Hurricane Dorian and President Trump.

56 MINSEP 21
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September 20, 2019

September 13, 2019

We’re joined by Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, who will discuss her news-making appointment to a key committee that will award local infrastructure grants under the state’s new gas tax increase. We’re also joined by State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who will talk with us about his efforts to, as he puts it, "keep the Mobile toll bridge project dead." And we’re joined by Rep. Chris Pringle, who will talk about his hope that a "non-toll" Mobile bridge solution can be found.

56 MINSEP 14
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September 13, 2019

September 6, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey saying she won’t resign over her "blackface" admission. We will be joined by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who will discuss gun control in the wake of more mass shootings. We’re also joined by Cong. Robert Aderholt, who talks about the Pentagon diverting billions from military projects to the southern border wall. And Sen. Andrew Jones of Centre is with us to discuss his push to pick up for his district some of the funds leftover from the "dead" Mobile toll bridge project.

56 MINSEP 7
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September 6, 2019

August 30, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey apologizing for wearing "blackface" during a college skit 52 years ago. We also report on the governor declaring a proposed Mobile toll bridge project "dead." We’re joined by Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore, who will discuss the toll controversy and his new marriage law which took effect this week. We’re also joined by Sen. Clyde Chambliss of Prattville, who talks about the gas tax increase he sponsored taking effect this weekend. And Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is with us to discuss his new law that denies parental rights to those convicted of rape or incest.

56 MINAUG 31
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August 30, 2019

August 23, 2019

We’re joined by Gov. Kay Ivey, who talks with us about the Mobile toll controversy, the upcoming implementation of the first phase of a state gas tax increase to benefit infrastructure needs, and whether or not she will call a special legislative session to address our prison problems. We’re also joined by Rep. Matt Simpson of Daphne, who discusses the mounting turmoil over the proposed Mobile toll bridge and his concerns for the project moving forward.

56 MINAUG 24
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August 23, 2019

August 16, 2019

Sen. Tim Melson of Florence joins us to talk about the first meeting of the new Medical Cannabis Study Commission, which he is chairing. We’re also joined by Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, who discusses the gas tax hike that will take effect in two weeks and the renewed gun control debate. We will also report on Cong. Martha Roby’s first public comments since announcing her retirement.

56 MINAUG 17
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August 16, 2019

Latest Episodes

October 18, 2019

House Speaker Mac McCutcheon joins us to discuss prison reform, lottery prospects for next year and if toll roads might still be up for discussion. We’re also joined by Montgomery Mayor-elect Steven Reed, who will talk with us about his historic election. Reed will also discuss the turmoil surrounding the state Democratic Party, which his father helps lead. Alabama Hospital Association President and CEO Dr. Don Williamson will be with us to talk about hospital ransomware attacks and his continued push for Medicaid expansion in the state.

56 MIN3 d ago
Comments
October 18, 2019

October 11, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey completing her cancer treatments and predicting a full recovery. We also report on Steven Reed being elected as the first African American mayor of Montgomery. We’re joined by Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster, who will discuss his candidacy for a seat on the Alabama Supreme Court. We’re also joined by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels of Huntsville, who will talk about the turmoil in the state Democratic party. And Dean Young of Orange Beach will be with us to discuss his proposed constitutional amendment that would ban toll roads in the state and his search for legislative sponsors.

56 MIN1 w ago
Comments
October 11, 2019

October 4, 2019

We're joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who will discuss the Trump impeachment inquiry and the prospects for a possible special legislative session on the state’s prison problems. We're also joined by State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris and Rep. Shane Stringer, who will talk about the mounting health problems surrounding vaping. And Rep. Tim Wadsworth of Arley is with us to discuss healthcare successes in his district, as the state grapples with a rural healthcare crisis.

56 MIN2 w ago
Comments
October 4, 2019

September 27, 2019

Alabama lawmakers react to Trump impeachment inquiry; Gov. Ivey resumes normal schedule after cancer diagnosis; Attorney General Steve Marshall discusses all the changes at the Bureau of Pardons and Paroles; Lyn Head talks about stepping down as Pardons and Paroles chair; Rep. Terri Collins discusses abortion ban legal challenge.

56 MIN3 w ago
Comments
September 27, 2019

September 20, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey’s cancer diagnosis and her doctor’s prediction of a full recovery. We’re joined by Alabama Democratic Party Chair Nancy Worley, who tells us she does not plan to step down amid the controversy in her party. We’re also joined by Alabama Republican Party Chair Terry Lathan, who discusses the GOP’s efforts to reclaim Democrat Doug Jones’ U.S. Senate seat next year. And Chris Darden with the National Weather Service in Birmingham is with us to look back on the controversy surrounding Alabama, Hurricane Dorian and President Trump.

56 MINSEP 21
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September 20, 2019

September 13, 2019

We’re joined by Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, who will discuss her news-making appointment to a key committee that will award local infrastructure grants under the state’s new gas tax increase. We’re also joined by State Auditor Jim Zeigler, who will talk with us about his efforts to, as he puts it, "keep the Mobile toll bridge project dead." And we’re joined by Rep. Chris Pringle, who will talk about his hope that a "non-toll" Mobile bridge solution can be found.

56 MINSEP 14
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September 13, 2019

September 6, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey saying she won’t resign over her "blackface" admission. We will be joined by U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, who will discuss gun control in the wake of more mass shootings. We’re also joined by Cong. Robert Aderholt, who talks about the Pentagon diverting billions from military projects to the southern border wall. And Sen. Andrew Jones of Centre is with us to discuss his push to pick up for his district some of the funds leftover from the "dead" Mobile toll bridge project.

56 MINSEP 7
Comments
September 6, 2019

August 30, 2019

We report on Gov. Kay Ivey apologizing for wearing "blackface" during a college skit 52 years ago. We also report on the governor declaring a proposed Mobile toll bridge project "dead." We’re joined by Sen. Greg Albritton of Atmore, who will discuss the toll controversy and his new marriage law which took effect this week. We’re also joined by Sen. Clyde Chambliss of Prattville, who talks about the gas tax increase he sponsored taking effect this weekend. And Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville is with us to discuss his new law that denies parental rights to those convicted of rape or incest.

56 MINAUG 31
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August 30, 2019

August 23, 2019

We’re joined by Gov. Kay Ivey, who talks with us about the Mobile toll controversy, the upcoming implementation of the first phase of a state gas tax increase to benefit infrastructure needs, and whether or not she will call a special legislative session to address our prison problems. We’re also joined by Rep. Matt Simpson of Daphne, who discusses the mounting turmoil over the proposed Mobile toll bridge and his concerns for the project moving forward.

56 MINAUG 24
Comments
August 23, 2019

August 16, 2019

Sen. Tim Melson of Florence joins us to talk about the first meeting of the new Medical Cannabis Study Commission, which he is chairing. We’re also joined by Sen. Jabo Waggoner of Vestavia Hills, who discusses the gas tax hike that will take effect in two weeks and the renewed gun control debate. We will also report on Cong. Martha Roby’s first public comments since announcing her retirement.

56 MINAUG 17
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August 16, 2019