The purpose of Alabama’s Environment 2014: Six Critical Indicators is to provide policy makers, the media and interested citizens with a checkup on environmental trends.Proponents of specific environmental […]
After the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in 2010, BP pledged to restore the Gulf Coast region. Four years later, many businesses with valid claims against […]
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 […]
Jefferson County will begin to exit bankruptcy after its confirmation plan was approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Bennett. The plan adds $1.8 billion in […]
Recently the American Association for Retired People (AARP) sent a petition to the Alabama Public Service Commission (PSC) urging the PSC to reconsider their Report […]
Regardless of motive, interference in the exchange of goods and services through price controls undermines free markets and often results in unintended consequences.
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.
The Birmingham City Council considered placing restrictions on food trucks operating within the city limits. The restrictions would basically eliminate any food truck business having […]
Brief of Alabama Policy Institute as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants/Appellants Wyeth LLC, Pfizer, INC., and Schwarz Pharma, INC.
In 2009, the nation’s federal regulatory agencies issued 3,503 rules and regulations, spanning the oversight of everything from energy-efficiency standards for clothes washers and pool heaters to SUV emissions and escalators.
The total of these off-budget regulatory costs is a whopping $1.75 trillion. Congress must be held accountable for the regulations Americans face.