Kyle Whitmire: VA Healthcare and Alabama’s Prisons

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Kyle Whitmire: VA Healthcare and Alabama's Prisons

On Tuesday Governor Robert Bentley announced a plan to overhaul the state’s severely overcrowded prison system. Also this week, the Southern Poverty Law Center released a detailed report highlighting medical care problems in Alabama’s prisons. Plus, we take a look at wait times for Alabama veterans to receive medical attention. Kyle Whitmire of AL.com and the Birmingham News joins us.

An Overview of First Day of Testimony in Hubbard Ethics Trial
05-25-2016

Testimony in the trial of Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard continues. We look at how arguments are taking shape and the strange similarities in how the prosecution and defense describe Hubbard to the jury.

Chief Justice Roy Moore Blaming Drag Queen for his Recent Troubles
05-11-2016

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore faces removal from office for the second time in this career, a rumored plea deal involving House Speaker Mike Hubbard lights up social media and we talk about the “Alabamafication” of America. It’s the latest from Kyle Whitmire, political columnist for The Birmingham News and AL.com.

Lawmakers Pass Budget, Ask Questions Later
04-27-2016

Lawmakers approve a General Fund budget that left an $85 million hole in the state’s Medicaid program and the head of the Alabama GOP feels compelled to defend the party. The latest from Kyle Whitmire, political columnist for The Birmingham News and AL.com.

A Trip to Las Vegas Could Mean Trouble for Governor Bentley
04-20-2016

There’s a new twist in the feud between Governor Robert Bentley and former Alabama Law Enforcement Agency head, Spencer Collier; a trip to Las Vegas could put Bentley in hot water with campaign finance law and a look at the state’s lack of oversight on religious daycare centers. The latest from AL.com’s Kyle Whitmire.

Evoking the “Goat Hill” Committee of the Alabama Legislature
04-6-2016

A small delegation of Alabama lawmakers – led by a Republican Representative from Hartselle – announced plans to impeach Governor Robert Bentley, the Legislature overrides Bentley’s budget veto and the role the Legislature’s infamous “Goat Hill” committee will play in all of this. The latest from AL.dom’s Kyle Whitmire.