In this latest Guide to the Issues, the Alabama Policy Institute breaks down Governor Bentley’s prison-reform plan, the Alabama Prison Transformation Initiative Act. This bill […]
Jason Williams is the Executive Director of the Aspire Movement which seeks to transform urban youth to reflect Christ & restore their communities through mutually […]
The RESTORE Act allows local governments to make the majority of meaningful decisions as to how the money is spent. In doing so, the RESTORE […]
As Birmingham continues its evolution to become a modern and relevant city, recent ordinances designed to make it difficult for food trucks, Uber, and other […]
It was predicted that voters would stay home on June 3rd without a tight race for Governor at the top of the ticket, and this […]
The Alabama Policy Institute (API) has collected data on Alabama’s 50 most populous cities and ranked them based on criteria that both ensure business success […]
With the recent bankruptcy of Detroit, API examines if Birmingham, AL is heading down the same path by comparing a variety of vital statistics.
Since the beginning of the Great Recession, cities across the United States have struggled to keep their municipal budgets in the black, balancing rising costs […]
In this report, the Alabama Policy Institute examines the fiscal health of the state’s four largest cities—Birmingham, Montgomery, Mobile, and Huntsville—by comparing each of them to […]
In order to excel in an increasingly competitive global marketplace, Alabama must be as attractive as possible to businesses looking to establish or grow operations in the state. While Alabama’s business-friendly image is usually assessed at the state level, Alabama must also consider how its individual cities compare against each other with respect to economic, social, and educational factors attractive to businesses.