Don Dailey: 2014 Legislative Session Review

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Don Dailey: 2014 Legislative Session Review
Don Dailey

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.

2014-04-04Click 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.

2014-03-28Click 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.

2014-03-21Click 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.

2014-03-14Click 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.

2014-03-07Click 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.

2014-02-28Click 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.

2014-02-21Click 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.

2014-02-07Click 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.

2014-01-31Click 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.

2014-01-24Click 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.

2014-01-17Click to listen to Governor Bentley gives his SOTS and a look at the first week back at the statehouse.

2014-01-10Click to listen to a preview of the 2014 Alabama legislative session.

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House Approves Autism Therapy Coverage, Monitors Church Day Cares
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