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Capitol Journal – August 12, 2022

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Did you catch the latest episode of Capitol Journal?

We covered the busy week that was in the State House, including the ARPA oversight meeting and the budget hearing for the Alabama Department of Corrections.

Bureau of Pardons and Paroles Director Cam Ward discussed the case of Jimmy O’Neal Spencer, electronic monitoring and the progress being made to open the Perry County facility.

Sen. Greg Albritton explained the latest from ADOC and the challenges they face, plus some overall budget forecasts.

House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels gave his analysis of how the first half of ARPA funds are being spent so far as well has his reaction to the prospect of closed party primaries.

And Steve Murray of the Alabama Department of Archives and History discussed the effort to return sensitive artifacts to Native American tribes.

Watch the show online below.

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