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WATCH: Alabama Senate Pro Tem Greg Reed, House Speaker Mac McCutcheon discuss 2021 regular session

MONTGOMERY — Yellowhammer News editor-in-chief Sean Ross on Thursday afternoon sat down with Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Reed (R-Jasper) and House of Representatives Speaker Mac McCutcheon (R-Monrovia) following the third day of the legislature’s 2021 regular session.

The two legislative leaders reflected on the beginning of the session, including how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is affecting proceedings.

McCutcheon and Reed also previewed some of the major issues likely to be considered by the legislature in the coming days and weeks. Topics included broadband expansion, criminal justice reform, medical marijuana and gaming.

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Normally, this annual Yellowhammer legislative preview is held as in-person event in downtown Montgomery. The format was moved to video this year because of the pandemic.

Be on the lookout for more from the interview throughout this week.