Don Dailey: Capitol Journal Update

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Don Dailey: Capitol Journal Update
Don Dailey

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 | 2013-05-21Click to listen about the final day of the legislative session, lawmakers say “no” to changing the Alabama Accountability Act, a workplace gun bill passes while many notable bills died.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-05-17Click to listen about what’s on the docket for the final day of the legislative session including revisions to the Alabama Accountability Act.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-05-10Click to listen about changes to the Alabama Accountability Act, the education budget receives final passage, changes to Alabama’s Medicaid system and a victory for homebrewers.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-05-03Click to listen about Democrats’ complaint of steamrolled again on the Alabama Accountability Act, and both the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets must be passed as time slips away.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-04-12Click to listen about the education budget passing the house, a bill to curb welfare fraud and Governor Robert Bentley announces he’s running for reelection.

90.3 WBHM | 2013-04-05Click to listen about a contentious gun bill, final passage of abortion regulation legislation, the governor signs the “Airbus bill” and homebrewers celebrate an initial victory.

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

Host/Reporter



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