Don Dailey: A Mid-session Capitol Journal Update

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Don Dailey: A Mid-session Capitol Journal Update
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90.3 WBHM | Montgomery –The 2013 Alabama legislative session is underway. Legislators are tossing around many issues from gun violence and school security to Medicaid and budgets. Republicans are targeting President Obama’s policies while Democrats will try to get their voices heard as the minority party.

WBHM’s Andrew Yeager speaks with Don Dailey, host of Alabama Public Television’s Capitol Journal every Friday on Morning Edition and All Things Considered as we discuss the big legislative action of the week.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-03-29Click to listen for a mid-session review of what lawmakers have accomplished so far and what to expect in the second half.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-03-22Click to listen about the governor signing a pair of government consolidation bills, a roll call snafu in the Senate, a Ten Commandments display bill and the newest shot fired over the school tax credit law.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-03-15Click to listen about the governor signing a controversial school tax credit bill, a bill repealing Common Core standards dies and a law enforcement consolidation bill gains final passage.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-03-08Click to listen about the climate of the legislature after last week’s blow up over a school bill, the governor vetoes a school safety bill and the general fund budget passes out of committee.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-03-01Click to listen about last-minute, drastic changes to a school flexibility bill, a challenge to Common Core standards in Alabama and a bill to protect Airbus from lawsuits.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-02-22Click to listen about a bill placing more regulations on clinics that perform abortions, the first bill signed this session, a bill to arm some educators is put on hold and the prospects for legalizing homebrewing.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-02-15Click to listen about the House passing a school flexibility bill, proposals to consolidate state government and Senate Democrats’ agenda for the legislative session.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-02-08Click to listen about Governor Robert Bentley’s State of the State Address, his budget proposals, a school flexibility bill and the first bill to die in this year’s legislative session.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-02-01Click to listen to a preview of the 2013 Alabama legislative session.

Andrew Yeager

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Capitol Journal

The 2016 Alabama legislative session is underway and lawmakers have a full agenda. WBHM's Rachel Osier Lindley speaks with Don Dailey, co-host of Alabama Public Television's Capitol Journal, every Friday on Morning Edition and All Things Considered as we discuss the big legislative action of the week.

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