| Montgomery --The 2012 Alabama legislative session is underway and lawmakers have a full agenda. A slow economy means budgets will be tight. Republicans promise to tackle job creation and education. Democrats will look to have their issues heard in their second year as a minority party. It's a lot to keep tabs on.
WBHM's Andrew Yeager 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.
| 04.06.2012 -- The state's general fund budget advances, as does a charter school bill, and the House passes a change to legislator pay
| 03.30.2012 -- With legislators on spring break, a look at the first half of the session and mysterious charter school robocalls
| 03.23.2012 -- Legislators look to curb a controverisal pay raise, changes could be on the way to the state's pension system and lawmakers hear from the public on charter schools
| 03.16.2012 -- Is it a given that charter schools will come to Alabama? Also, an update on where things stand with the state budget, and re-evaluating cuts to mental health services
| 03.09.2012 -- Are Democrats being treated fairly when it comes to debating legislation? An update on the "Right to Know and See Act" and a bill allowing incentives for the film industry.
| 03.02.2012 -- What's at stake for the Department of Human Services? Some legislators take a pay raise, and what's really going on behind the scenes with committees and voice votes?
| 02.24.2012 -- Cuts for the Department of Mental Health, consolidation of state agencies, and the shortfall in the General Fund.
| 02.17.2012 -- Immigration Rally, Occupational Tax and Saggy Pants
| 02.10.2012 -- Budget Battles, Immigration Change and Economic Development Bills
| 02.03.2012 -- Legislative Preview