In this Points of Policy edition of the 1819 Podcast, API’s Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel Phil Williams is joined by API’s Senior Director of Fiscal Policy Justin Bogie to discuss the recently enacted $1.25 billion school bond issue and whether or not such an act is good policy during a pandemic.

 

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Josh is back for this week’s news recap podcast. Join us as we discuss the race for US Senate in its final week, offer predictions, and unpack yet another Supreme Court case.   To listen, click here.

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In this episode of the 1819 News Recap Podcast, Justin and Parker discuss – Governor Ivey’s extended “Safer at Home” Order – Increasing online sales taxes and problems with Alabama’s budgeting process – President Trump’s cancelled rally in Mobile for Tommy Tuberville – Coronavirus parties in Tuscaloosa – A Supreme Court case on abortion – […]

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Josh is out this week so we are joined by API Senior Director of Fiscal Policy Justin Bogie and API Intern Kate Fountain. On this episode, we discuss – an opportunity for Alabama to use CARES Act funds to offer a statewide sales tax holiday – the Alabama Department of Labor cutting unemployment benefits to […]

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