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.
The 2015 Alabama legislative session is underway and lawmakers have a full agenda, from charter schools to prison reform to the state's budget shortfall. 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.
The second week of Alabama’s second special session begins today, and many questions remain. The new fiscal year starts October 1. Alabama Public Television’s Don Dailey joins Troy Public Radio’s Carolyn Hutcheson to discuss the upcoming week and the possibility of a budget emerging from the Senate this Friday.
Alabama Lawmakers are more than halfway through a special session designed to fix the state’s more than $200 million dollar budget shortfall. Legislators passed no new revenues this week, and agreed on very little. That means Alabama is likely headed to a special session. For more, we talk with Don Dailey. He’s the host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television. Dailey told WBHM’s Rachel Lindley what did and didn’t happen in Montgomery this week.
Alabama Lawmakers return to Montgomery on Monday to tackle the state’s projected general fund budget shortfall of more than $200 million. Governor Robert Bentley and the legislature couldn’t agree on a budget during this year’s regular legislative session. State agencies have spent the summer anxious, not knowing what their budgets will look like come the start of Alabama’s new fiscal year on October 1. For more on this, we talk to Don Dailey. He’s the host of Capitol Journal on Alabama public television. Dailey will join WBHM each Friday during this special session.
Alabama’s 2015 Legislative session ended last night with Governor Robert Bentley vetoing an austere General Fund Budget that cut $200 million from state agencies. That means lawmakers will be back later this summer for a special session.
With the clock winding down on the 2015 legislative session, Alabama legislators have still not solved the state’s largest problem: a general fund budget shortfall of more than $250 million. While some new revenue measures passed this week, it’s not nearly enough to fill the gap.