Rise to the Moment of Truth Friday, June 14, 2024

Tag: Capitol Journal

Tabitha Isner Alabama News
'Republican Party has become a party of victimhood': Alabama Democrat vice chair takes to 'Capitol Journal' to bash GOP, Trump, AG Marshall

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," in what was apparently a gesture to offer an opportunity to respond to Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall's appearance on the same program a week early, Alabama Democratic Party vice chairwoman Tabitha Isner took several jabs at her political adversaries on the other side of the aisle.

Marshall trump trial Alabama News
AG Marshall: Trump appeal likely to hinge on 'open-ended' jury instructions — 'What is that other crime?'

On Friday's episode of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall explained how that process could play out and on what grounds the Trump team will likely appeal.

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter on APTV, 5/10/24 Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter: 'We're going to see probably an expansion of more illegal gambling'

House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) predicts an increase in illegal gambling after the Alabama Legislature failed to pass so-called comprehensive gaming legislation during this year's session.

John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC's Hamm expects May 2026 Elmore County prison completion date — 'Probably 25% complete'

During Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) commissioner John Hamm offered an expected update on the long-anticipated Elmore County mega-prison.

Albritton54 Alabama News
Albritton: Failure to address sports, online gaming and lack of additional PCI site made gambling bill 'unpalatable'

In an interview that aired on Friday's Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," the Escambia County Republican said that it came down to three specifics that led to his "no" vote.

U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Rogers blames congressional dysfunction on cable news, social media

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Saks) followed up his speech to the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce earlier in the week.

Anthony Daniels, Shomari Figures Alabama News
Carpetbagging accusations fly between Figures, Daniels in closing stage of AL-2 Democratic primary

Both Democrat runoff opponents competing for their party's second congressional district nomination appeared on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," and both had a similar attack.

Aderholt Alabama News
Aderholt defends Capitol Hill effort to rein in TikTok: 'If you had thousands of spy balloons all over the United States, we would be very upset'

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," U.S. Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) discussed the need for Congress' proactive approach on dealing with the TikTok issue.

State Sen. Larry Stutts on 'Capitol Journal,' 2/29/2024 Alabama News
State Sen. Stutts on IVF ruling: 'I think the Supreme Court rightly decided the issue'

During Thursday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Sen. Larry Stutts (R-Tuscumbia) discussed the State Senate's efforts to correct a potential vulnerability to Alabama's laws and constitution that threatens the practice of in-vitro fertilization after an Alabama Supreme Court ruling last month.

Ledbetter224 Alabama News
Ledbetter says 'intentionally,' 'misleading' narrative on gambling bill brought by organized crime, out-of-state sources

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville) accused some of the opponents of the House of Representatives recently passed comprehensive gambling legislation of putting out a misleading narrative.

Tim Melson Alabama News
State Sen. Melson 'confident' his IVF bill would remedy provider liability concerns

In an appearance on "Capitol Journal," Melson said he was "confident" his bill would fix the problem and give providers the safety to operate as they had been before the ruling.

Kay Ivey on Capitol Journal, 2/16/2024 Alabama News
Ivey dismisses gambling opponent concerns: 'They don't have to gamble'

On Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Gov. Kay Ivey weighed in on the first two weeks of the legislative session, which included the House of Representatives' passage of a comprehensive package she endorsed.

State Rep, Chris Blackshear on APTV's Capitol Journal, 2/15/2024 Alabama News
State Rep. Blackshear: 'Our caucus is still together'

Thursday's 67-31 vote for House Bill 152, the enabling legislation accompanying a constitutional amendment on gambling, marked the end of a contentious week for members of the Alabama House of Representatives.

Brian Hardin, Alabama Farmers Federation Alabama News
ALFA's Hardin: 'To say that we need to expand gambling or legalize more gambling to address enforcement does not make sense'

During an appearance on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA) director of external affairs Brian Hardin questioned lawmakers' desire to expand gambling statewide.

Fmr State Sen. Dick Brewbaker Alabama News
'No, absolutely not': Brewbaker says no to Club for Growth, House Freedom Caucus in AL-2 GOP primary contest

If Brewbaker is to emerge as the GOP nominee for November's general election contest, he says he will do so without Club for Growth or the House Freedom Caucus.

State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) Alabama News
Senate Pro-Tem Reed hints at school choice, elections and ... more economic development legislation in 2024 session

In an interview that aired on this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," State Senate Pro-Tem Greg Reed (R-Jasper) offered a preview of what to expect in the early stages of this year's legislative session.

Dept. of Corrections Commissioner John Hamm Alabama News
ADOC Commissioner Hamm blames inflation, construction market for new prison cost escalation

Hamm said the high rate of inflation, paired with increased demand in the construction market resulting from an influx of government money, was to blame for those increases.

Nancy Pack Alabama News
APLS's Pack argues case for same-sex couples in library children's books, downplays role of American Library Association

During this week's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Alabama Public Library Service director Nancy Pack addressed some of the controversies confronting her organization and other libraries around Alabama.

Nathaniel Ledbetter on 'Capitol Journal,' 9/1/2023 Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter warns of the rise of a 'crime organization' in Alabama without gambling regulations

Reportedly gambling will once again be up in the Alabama Legislature in 2024.

Scott Harris on APTV, 8/25/2023 Alabama News
State Health Officer Scott Harris blames 'democratization of press' for COVID vaccine skepticism

During an interview that aired on Friday's broadcast of Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal," Harris acknowledged skepticism of his agency's recommendations, including the COVID-19 vaccine, was still a problem.

Steve Marshall on Capitol Journal, 7/22/2023 Alabama News
Marshall: No settlement with DOJ that includes a consent decree on long-running ADOC prison lawsuit

During an appearance on APTV's "Capitol Journal," Attorney General Steve Marshall addressed the backlog of litigation facing the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) and the costs to the taxpayers that have accumulated as a result.

Kay Ivey on APTV, 7/21/2023 Alabama News
Ivey says education savings account bill in works for next session — 'My goal is for Alabama to be the most school choice-friendly state in the nation'

Although she has been seemingly absent from the public policy arena in recent months, Gov. Kay Ivey appeared on Alabama Public Television's "Capitol Journal" on Friday and revealed her office was working toward a school choice plan for the 2024 session.

Steve Murray, Alabama Department of Archives & History Alabama News
Archives & History director Steve Murray claims June LGBTQ event 'a legitimate historical inquiry' — 'It wasn't about contemporary political issues'

"It was very much a traditional talk in the way of a speaker coming in who has done research on a topic and presenting that historical research in a way that is very consistent with our long-standing pattern that really approaches just about every topic under the sun in Alabama history," Murray said.

Bobby Singleton on APTV Alabama News
Senate Minority Leader Singleton denies absentee ballot issues in Alabama — 'We don't have a problem with ballot harvesting in this state'

House Bill 209 (HB209), legislation sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), which would have cracked down on ballot harvesting, did not get a vote on the State Senate floor last week before the 2023 legislative session ended.

Nathaniel Ledbetter Alabama News
Speaker Ledbetter: Gaming in Alabama 'has got to be fixed — It's broken'

With only one day remaining, the 2023 legislative session has come and gone without a serious look at gambling. According to House Speaker Nathaniel Ledbetter (R-Rainsville), given the influx of new members in the legislature's lower chamber, that was by design.

Singleton512 Alabama News
Senate Minority Leader Singleton claims no absentee ballot fraud, ballot harvesting in Alabama

Last week, the House of Representatives passed legislation to crack down on ballot harvesting. House Bill 209, sponsored by State Rep. Jamie Kiel (R-Russellville), passed in the lower chamber by a 76-28 vote and now awaits debate in the Alabama Senate.

State Sen. Arthur Orr Alabama News
State Sen. Orr says decision to strip Montgomery waterpark, Mobile airport funding from ETF budget based on keeping education dollars focused on educational matters

Governor Kay Ivey's education budget proposal offered earlier this year included money for some high-profile non-education projects. But they will not be in the budget coming out of the Alabama Legislature, according to State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur).

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