API Director of Policy Strategy Phil Williams was interviewed for a June edition of Viewpoint Alabama, an Alabama radio show that is broadcast on over sixty local radio stations weekly. During the interview, Williams the important issues of the 2019 Legislative Session including abortion, the Accountability Act, free speech on campus, the gas tax, and the lottery. Click below to listen, the interview starts at 15:30.

 

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Did you know that it’s against the law to braid hair, wash hair, or even plant flowers professionally in Alabama without a license? That’s because occupational licensing, originally meant to protect consumers, has gotten way out of hand. A video recently produced by the Alabama Policy Institute illustrates just how ridiculous it has become. Sure, […]

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HUNTSVILLE RADIO: School Choice and Tax Choice in Alabama

API Senior Fellow Rachel Bryars talked with WTKI's Fred Holland about how Alabamians can choose to send some of their income taxes to fund scholarships for low-income kids. They also discussed new research about human trafficking in Alabama and what parents need to watch out for.

MOBILE RADIO: How does ‘school choice’ = ‘tax choice’ in Alabama?

API Sr. Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars appeared on Mobile’s 1410 AM 94.5 FM LA Catholic Morning radio show to discuss how Alabamians can help low-income students who are stuck in low-performing schools by redirecting some of their income tax liability to a program that funds scholarships. It costs nothing but a few minutes and is […]

Rachel Bryars: ‘School Choice’ = ‘Tax Choice’ in Alabama

It’s back-to-school season and for some parents, this is a happy time. But for those whose children are stuck in underperforming schools, or schools where they are bullied or are in danger, this is a heartbreaking time, especially if they cannot afford to move or go to private school. “There was fighting every day. People […]

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MOBILE RADIO: New marriage laws in Alabama

API director of policy analysis Parker Snider recently appeared on Mobile Radio to discuss the shift in Alabama’s marriage laws from marriage licenses to marriage certificates. Snider answered questions about how this change will affect new marriages in the state, whether or not other laws were changed as well, and no-fault divorce. You can listen […]

Alabama Epstein? It happens here all the time

As the nation learns more about the salacious life and mysterious death of billionaire and serial sexual predator Jeffrey Epstein, it’s important to remember his crimes are far from uncommon. In fact, they happen all the time. Even in Alabama. It’s a problem that experts agree is growing, though exact numbers are difficult to quantify, […]

MOBILE RADIO: How does ‘school choice’ = ‘tax choice’ in Alabama?

API Sr. Fellow Rachel Blackmon Bryars appeared on Mobile’s 1410 AM 94.5 FM LA Catholic Morning radio show to discuss how Alabamians can help low-income students who are stuck in low-performing schools by redirecting some of their income tax liability to a program that funds scholarships. It costs nothing but a few minutes and is […]

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HUNTSVILLE RADIO: API’s Phil Williams Guest Hosts the Dale Jackson Show

Former State Senator and API director of policy strategy Phil Williams served as guest host on the Dale Jackson Show on September 6th. During the two-hour show, Williams detailed his disagreement with the decision of the Executive Committee of the ALGOP to call for Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s removal from the House of Representatives, noting that […]

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This past weekend, the Executive Committee of the Alabama Republican Party jumped into the liberal playbook feet first when it passed a resolution calling for Representative Ilhan Omar (D-MN) to be ousted from Congress.

Huntsville Radio: J. Pepper Bryars talks campus free speech on the Jeff Poor Show

API senior fellow J. Pepper Bryars recently discussed how Alabama could have what’s being called “one of the most … effective campus free-speech laws in the country” on the Jeff Poor Show, WVNN 92.5 FM in Huntsville. Bryars explained how House Bill 498, introduced by State Rep. Matt Fridy, R-Montevallo, would require the state’s public colleges and […]

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This Ain’t a Party….It’s a Circus!

This week is momentous in the life of the Alabama Democrat Party. After much ado and some often colorful dialogue between the ADP and the Democrat National Committee, two separate factions of Alabama Democrats are holding separate meetings to establish separate bylaws, and who knows, maybe set the stage for separate leadership. Now, I’m a […]

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Statewide Radio: Phil Williams on Viewpoint Alabama

API director of policy strategy Phil Williams recently appeared on Viewpoint Alabama, a weekly radio show that is broadcast on over 60 Alabama radio stations, to discuss the importance and limitations of the upcoming 2020 Census. Williams described what questions will be on the census, how seats in the House of Representatives are allocated and […]

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Alabama Policy Institute Adds Three Well-known, Respected Fellows

Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama Policy Institute (API) President Caleb Crosby today announced the appointment of Adam J. MacLeod, Dana Hall McCain, and Matthew Stokes as API fellows. Each of the appointees has a stellar track-record of writing and/or research on conservative causes. “We are making a concerted effort to add Alabama’s best and brightest thinkers […]

Alabama Policy Institute Names Josh Pendergrass Chief Communications Officer

Birmingham, Ala. – Alabama Policy Institute President Caleb Crosby today (09/16/2019) named Josh Pendergrass as the organization’s Chief Communications Officer. “We are excited to add an individual with the wealth of experience and personal integrity as Josh Pendergrass to the API team,” commented Crosby. “In our thirty-year history, API has never had an individual with […]

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