While in past years we have proposed as many as twenty-five policy priorities, this year we have narrowed our focus to only eight. This will allow our staff to provide more expansive research to citizens and legislators and will increase our ability to successfully participate in public debate.
The 2015 agenda topics include the repeal of local personnel boards, reform public pensions, eliminate innovator liability, halt attempts at medicaid expansion, protect religious liberty, authorize charter schools, identify conservative budget solutions, and prioritize principled prison reforms.
The Alabama Policy Institute’s 2015 agenda consists of eight key priorities derived from our principles of free markets, rule of law, limited government, and strong families. This agenda has been crafter through careful consideration of the biggest challenges facing our state and what, we believe, matters to Alabamians. We have laid the groundwork for many of these priorities over the years and believe that now is the time to turn these ideas into action. API stands ready to fully equip and support policymakers from either side of the aisle that will join us in our efforts to map a brighter future for Alabama.
Policy Priorities for Alabama is a handbook compiled specifically for each legislative session as a research and education guide on the issues facing our state. The 2014 edition consists of 21 policy briefs taken from the Alabama Policy Institute’s Guide to the Issues which provide background, policy considerations, and recommendations, along with research citations. The Alabama Policy Institute believes that a more informed electorate will lead to a stronger state.