| 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.
| 2014-03-07 -- 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.
| 2013-05-17 -- With just one day remaining in the legislative session, itâs not clear what bills will make it out of the state legislature, including revisions to the Alabama Accountability Act. We talk about that and other legislative matters with Don Dailey. Heâs host of Alabama Public Televisionâs Capitol Journal.
| 2013-05-03 -- Democrats complain about getting steamrolled again on the Alabama Accountability Act, and both the General Fund and Education Trust Fund budgets must be passedâ¦.but the legislative session slips away. We talk about that and other legislative matters with Don Dailey. Heâs host of Alabama Public Televisionâs Capitol Journal.
| 2013-03-29 -- The halls of the state legislature in Montgomery are quiet as lawmakers spent the week on spring break. But it's really just a pause in what's become a very charged legislative session. We have a mid-session update from Alabama Public Television's Don Dailey.
| 2013-03-01 -- Yelling, shouting and general disorder consumed the Alabama Senate Thursday as lawmakers gave final approval to a school flexibility bill Republicans say will improve education in the state. Democrats though are crying âbait and switchâ saying the bill was drastically changed at the last minute. Alabama Public Televisionâs Don Dailey has details in our weekly legislative update.
| 2012-05-25 -- Contentious debate over a Republican redistricting plan stretched into the wee hours of the morning Thursday. We have the recap from Alabama Public Television's Don Dailey.
| 2012-05-18 -- The 2012 regular session of the Alabama legislature is in the books. Lawmakers wrapped up the session late Wednesday night. But they didn't have much of a reprieve as legislators went right back into a special session on Thursday. We have an update from Alabama Public Television's Don Dailey.
| 2012-05-11 -- Alabama lawmakers must approve newly drawn district maps before the session finishes. But the proposed maps are rubbing some Democrats the wrong way. We hear more from Alabama Public Television's Don Daily in this week's legislative update.
| 2012-05-04 -- With just a handful of days left in the legislative session Alabama lawmakers advance a charged charter school bill and work on new revenue for Jefferson County while opponents of the state's immigration law protest again. We have the overview from Alabama Public Television's Don Dailey.
| 2012-04-13 -- Few issues in Alabama politics right now have drawn such strong opinions as the stateâs immigration law. This week, lawmakers held the first hearing this legislative session on possible changes to the law. We hear about that and other action in Montgomery this week from Don Dailey. Heâs co-host of Alabama Public Televisionâs Capitol Journal.
| 2012-04-06 -- Legislators advance an austere general fund budget and a charter school bill. We have an update from Don Dailey, co-host of Alabama Public Televisionâs Capitol Journal.
| 2012-03-30 -- With legislators on spring break, a look at the first half of the session and mysterious charter school robocalls
| 2012-03-23 -- 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
| 2012-03-16 -- 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
| 2012-03-09 -- 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
| 2012-03-02 -- 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?
| 2012-02-24 -- Cuts for the Department of Mental Health, consolidation of state agencies, and the shortfall in the General Fund
| 2012-02-17 -- Immigration Rally, Occupational Tax and Saggy Pants
| 2012-02-10 -- Budget Battles, Immigration Changes and Economic Development Bills
| 2012-02-03 -- A preview of the 2012 Alabama legislative session