Alabama lottery bill dies in Special Session
After marathon sessions in Montgomery last week, Alabama voters will not have their say on whether to allow a lottery. The proposed Constitutional amendment died Friday (Aug. 26) when Senators voted not to concur with changes made by the Alabama House and give the bill final approval. Don Daily is the host of Capitol Journal on Alabama Public Television, and he joins us whenever the legislature is in session. He spoke with WBHM’s Michael Krall, who began the conversation by asking what exactly were the sticking points that caused lottery legislation to die…
WBHM's Gigi Douban 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 state legislative news of the week.
Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Arm Teachers
This school shooting in Parkland, Florida this week that left 17 people dead took center stage for Alabama lawmakers. On Thursday, Republican state Representative Will Ainsworth announced plans to introduce legislation that would allow teachers to carry firearms during school hours. The law would require training.
Historic Monuments Bill Passes, City Council Raises Blocked
This week in the Alabama legislature, the Senate voted to block a big pay raise for the next Birmingham City Council. And after hours of heated debate Thursday, lawmakers in the Alabama House passed the controversial historic monuments bill.