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Capitol Journal 16h
Tonight at 10:30, we report on Gov. Kay not being concerned about threats to boycott Alabama. We'll also report on tomorrow’s House vote on an amended lottery bill and a public hearing on the proposed $7.1 billion education budget. And we'll be joined by Sen. David Burkette.
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Capitol Journal May 17
Tonight at 8pm (and again Sunday at 1pm), a wrap-up of this week’s passage of a law to ban abortion in the state. We're joined by Rep. Terri Collins, who sponsored the ban. We 're also joined by Sen. Vivian Davis Figures, who talks about her staunch opposition to the ban.
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Capitol Journal May 16
Tonight at 10:30 on CAPITOL JOURNAL: We report on the Senate approving legislation to replace the state’s elected school board with an appointed board. And we're joined by Rep. Wes Kitchens of Arab, who discusses his bill to allow schools to give leftover food to needy students.
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Capitol Journal May 16
"Gov. Kay Ivey signs bill to ban abortion in Alabama"
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Capitol Journal May 16
"Alabama lawmakers to propose prison reforms in response to DOJ"
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Capitol Journal May 15
Tonight at 10:30 on CAPITOL JOURNAL: We report on Gov. Kay Ivey reviewing the abortion ban that received final legislative passage on Tuesday. We also report on an amended lottery bill receiving House committee approval . And we will be joined by Rep. Rex Reynolds of Huntsville.
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Capitol Journal May 14
Tonight at 10:30pm, we report on the Senate today taking up the bill that would ban abortion in the state. And we will be joined by Rep. Rodney Sullivan of Northport.
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Capitol Journal May 13
Tonight at 10:30, we have a preview of the legislative week, including expected Senate action on the closely-watched bill banning abortion in Alabama. We report on a committee vote to do away with an elected state school board. And we'll be joined by Rep. Proncey Robertson.
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Capitol Journal May 10
Tonight at 8pm…we'll be joined by Sen. Clyde Chambliss, who discusses the Senate delay of a vote on an abortion ban. And we'll be joined by Rep. John Rogers, who will talk about the international attention he’s gotten lately.
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Capitol Journal May 9
Tonight at 10:30, we report on controversy in the Senate over the bill to ban abortion. Vote was delayed, and a committee amendment for rape/incest exceptions was removed. We'll report on the Senate passing medical marijuana legislation. And we'll be joined by Rep. Adline Clarke.
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Capitol Journal May 8
Tonight at 10:30, a House committee okays an amended abortion ban bill. The Senate debates medical marijuana legislation. A House committee rejects a bill to lessen the penalties for possession of marijuana. And we will be joined by Rep. Neil Rafferty of Birmingham.
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Capitol Journal May 7
Tonight at 10:30, we will report on Rep. John Rogers apologizing today on the House floor for some of his recent controversial abortion comments. And we will be joined by Rep. Connie Rowe of Jasper, who will discuss legislation to overhaul the state Board of Pardons and Paroles.
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Don Dailey May 7
Latest now online: abortion ban heads to Sen.; lottery changes ahead; .
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Don Dailey May 6
Latest now online: on abortion ban concerns; on ed budget.
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Capitol Journal May 6
Tonight at 10:30pm on CAPITOL JOURNAL…we will have a preview of the upcoming legislative week, including expected Senate consideration of a House-passed abortion ban. And we will be joined by Sen. Chris Elliott of Fairhope.
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Capitol Journal May 3
Tonight at 8pm (and again Sunday at 1pm), we will be joined by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, who says the upper chamber will take up the Alabama abortion ban next week. We'll also be joined by Sen. Arthur Orr, the chair of the education budget committee.
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Don Dailey May 3
Latest now online: Senate ok’s ed budget; on stolen gun penalties.
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Capitol Journal May 2
Tonight at 10:30 on CAPITOL JOURNAL, we report on the Senate approving a record $7 billion education budget and sending it to the House. And we'll be joined by Rep. Matt Simpson of Daphne, who will discuss his bill that would stiffen the penalties for possession of a stolen gun.
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Don Dailey May 2
Latest now online: hate crimes and charter school bills advance; Rep. Corley Ellis;
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Capitol Journal May 1
Tonight at 10:30pm on CAPITOL JOURNAL…we will report on a Senate committee today approving a bill that would extend hate crime protections to police and LGBTQ citizens, and we will be joined by Rep. Corley Ellis of Columbiana.
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