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 […]
Tax and expenditures limits (TELs) have been used since 1875 when Missouri enacted the first property tax limitation. Research shows TELs to be effective only if carefully […]
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 […]
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.
Brief of Alabama Policy Institute as Amicus Curiae in Support of Defendants/Appellants Wyeth LLC, Pfizer, INC., and Schwarz Pharma, INC.
With many low-income students and families trapped in failing public schools, Alabama parents need more educational options for their children. Charter schools provide an educational alternative […]
Distance learning has the potential to change the lives of students and communities. ACCESS has already made tremendous progress in creating a world-class distance learning program. ALSDE must […]
Despite the growing economic crisis surrounding Medicaid, politicians in Alabama recognize the potential political cost of taking up Medicaid reform. Unless market-based reforms are implemented, Alabama taxpayers will likely pay more for Medicaid coverage through higher state and federal taxes.
Differences in life outcomes, some have argued, are largely determined by the characteristics of the family, such as its composition and social and economic resources. One fundamental […]