Like everyone else who works in the State House, the news teams at Alabama Daily News and APT’s Capitol Journal have been catching our breath over a bit the last week since the legislative session ended. On this week’s show, we reviewed legislation being signed into law, interviewed some news-making guests and had interesting stories...
Education, controversial bills and ‘more money than we’ve ever had’ define session; Gambling, school choice efforts fall short in 2022 session; USS Alabama getting new deck after more than 8 decades; Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule; Ukrainian defenders dig in as Russia boosts firepower
What's on tap: final day; Education budget goes to the governor; Legislature passes job seeking requirements for unemployed; Bill changing 'good time' early release law pending on last day; Bill banning public money expenditures on ballot initiatives awaits final vote
The Alabama Senate voted 23-3 for legislation that would change the official name to the "Edmund W. Pettus-Foot Soldiers Bridge." However, the lettering on the famous bridge would remain unaltered. The name "Foot Soldiers" would be on a separate sign that would include a silhouette of the marchers.
What's on tap: the homestretch; Driver’s license suspension bill awaits decision; Newton tapped to lead new Auburn federal office; Hundreds of Alabama systems apply for water, sewer grants; Murkowski, Romney back Jackson, all but assure confirmation
ALGOP to select candidate replace the late Wheeler on ballot; Shelby sets pace for spending earmarks; Senate panel to vote on Jackson nomination to Supreme Court; Federal tax probe into Biden's son, Hunter, moves forward; Russia faces growing outrage amid new evidence of atrocities
What's on tap; Capitol Journal: ALEA's Jonathan Archer & Comm. Jean Brown; Florida officials fight back against rowdy spring breakers; Ukraine, Russia hold new talks; Op-Ed: Alabama is Last in Math. The Numeracy Act Will Change That.
Senior Services Commissioner Jean Brown discussed the recently signed legislation that will create a registry of those who have committed elder abuse as well as the new elder abuse refuge center being developed in Shelby County.
Jonathan Archer, chief of the Driver's License Division at ALEA, was in studio talking about the upcoming changes to the state's driver license system that will involve temporary closures of offices in every county next month.
Session homestretch; State creates registry for elder abuse convictions; Congressional Republicans, bullish on midterms, plot return to power; Biden returns after bumpy trip to Europe; Zelenskyy seeks peace 'without delay' in talks
On this week's Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television, leading Republican candidates Mike Durant and Katie Britt were in studio for in depth interviews on the campaign. With the Senate race heating up, there is fresh polling showing movement among the candidates. John Rogers of Cygnal joins us to review those numbers.
Trump pulls endorsement from Brooks in Senate race; Opinions on gambling, gas tax, charter schools steady among Alabama Republicans; Alabama COVID hospitalizations lowest since pandemic start; Defending her record, Jackson back for 3rd day of hearings; Ukraine thwarts Russian advances; fight rages for Mariupol
A recent survey commissioned by Alabama Daily News and Gray Television included several questions on topical issues that are being debated in the Legislature and on the campaign trail. Many of the questions mirrored a similar poll conducted in August.