Don Dailey: 2014 Legislative Session Review
The 2014 Alabama legislative session kicks off Tuesday. From healthcare to the economy to the state of education, this year’s session will be full of important issues.
WBHM’s Sarah Delia 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.
2014-04-04 — Click to listen to
The 2014 Alabama legislative session is in the books. Lawmakers wrapped up the session Thursday evening but there’s a looming question about one key piece of legislation — the education budget. We review the final days of the session with Don Dailey.
2014-03-28 — Click to listen to
It was a quiet week at the statehouse in Montgomery while lawmakers were on spring break. They return next Tuesday with three working days left in the 2014 legislative session. We take a look at what awaits lawmakers with Don Dailey.
2014-03-21 — Click to listen to With only 3 working days left in the 2014 legislative session and lawmakers taking a week off for spring break, it’s starting to feel like a race to the finish at the statehouse. We take a look at what was accomplished this week starting with Carly’s Law that saw one minor change.
2014-03-14 — Click to listen to This week regulation on payday loans made progress and the debate continued on Common Core standards. There are 5 days left in the 2014 legislative session, and there’s still a lot of work to be done.
2014-03-07 — Click to listen to This week the Alabama House of Representatives approved a bill to keep the manufacturers and suppliers of lethal injection drugs confidential, the debate escalated over the education budget, and a compromise was worked out with the payday loan industry.
2014-02-28 — Click to listen to This week the Alabama Senate passed an education budget, abortion legislation moved forward and legislation that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public buildings made progress.
2014-02-21 — Click to listen to It was another busy week in Montgomery–the House of Representatives approved a bill that would allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed in public schools and state buildings, abortion legislation was discussed, and the proposed General Fund budget has left some concerned.
2014-02-07 — Click to listen to After last week’s snow storm, lawmakers wasted no time getting back to work. Progress was made on Alabama’s revolving door ban and lawmakers took steps toward legalizing a marijuana extract that can treat certain medical conditions.
2014-01-31 — Click to listen to Despite the ice and snow, Alabama lawmakers made it to the statehouse Thursday. We take a look at what was accomplished this week in Montgomery and what was put on hold.
2014-01-24 — Click to listen to This week Alabama legislators showed support for expanding Alabama’s death penalty law to cover more crimes and expedite executions by shortening appeals.
2014-01-17 — Click to listen to Governor Bentley gives his SOTS and a look at the first week back at the statehouse.
2014-01-10 — Click to listen to a preview of the 2014 Alabama legislative session.
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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Only five days remain in Alabama’s 2016 legislative session, and big issues are still on the table, from a lottery bill to a possible $800 million dollar bond for building new prisons. However, in recent weeks, these important issues have been overshadowed by scandal in the wake of accusations Governor Robert Bentley had an affair with a former top advisor. This week, a lawmaker introduced a resolution that could impeachment proceedings against Bentley forward. For more on this, we talk with Don Dailey, host of Capitol Journal on Alabama public television. To start, Dailey tells WBHM’s Rachel Osier Lindley about Bentley’s recent comments to the media.
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This Week in the Legislature: Bentley Impeachment Articles, Medicaid and More 04-8-2016
The scandal surrounding Governor Robert Bentley took a new turn this week when a legislator filed articles of impeachment against the governor. Bentley’s been under fire since allegations of an affair with his former chief advisor surfaced last month. But that’s not all happening in Montgomery. As the 2016 legislative session moves into its final days, Don Dailey of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television say lawmakers have a lot on their plates. Dailey’s the host , and he tells WBHM’s Rachel Osier Lindley what’s next for the legislature and the embattled governor.