The Gas Tax: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The increased gas tax became law this week amid much Goat Hill fanfare, reminding me of a Clint Eastwood line from an epic western: “I’ve never seen so many men wasted so badly.”   The Alabama Policy Institute has said for weeks that improved state infrastructure is important, but that conservative principles must guide the […]

A Conservative Approach to the Gas Tax

The Alabama Policy Institute is proud to offer a conservative approach to infrastructure funding that balances the needs of our state with the state’s obligation to govern appropriately and wisely. Click here or the link below to learn more. https://www.alabamapolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/API-Gas-Tax-Position-Paper-Final-v8.0-11FEB19.pdf

API’s 2018 Election Headquarters

Find API’s candidate questionnaires, our Guide to the Issues on the proposed constitutional amendments, and our op-eds on this election cycle here. 

Should the progressive movement become pro-life?

Blind spots. We’ve all got them. Some, for example, believe their singing voice to be a divine blessing although it might more accurately be described as a curse. Others assume their Facebook friends want to see their every meal. Still others ignore that they do, in reality, need deodorant. Not all blind spots are this […]

VIDEO: API’s Parker Snider discusses anger in politics on APTV’s Capitol Journal

Parker Snider, policy relations manager for the Alabama Policy Institute, discussed anger in politics last week on Capitol Journal with Don Dailey, which airs on Alabama Public Television. Watch the interview here (interview begins at 13:20): https://video.aptv.org/video/october-5-2018-ul5nme/ To keep up with API, sign-up for our newsletter at alabamapolicy.com/subscribe

2018 Attorney General Candidate Questionnaire: Attorney General Steve Marshall Responses

Please see below for Attorney General Steve Marshall’s responses to the 2018 Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News Attorney General Candidate Questionnaire. Submitted Friday, May 18 at 7:56 am View responses in PDF format here.  2018 Attorney General Questionnaire Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News ACTING PHILOSOPHY Interpreting the Law Question: Attorneys general are in the […]

2018 Lieutenant Governor Candidate Questionnaire: Dr. Will Boyd Responses

Please see below for Dr. Will Boyd’s responses to the 2018 Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News Lieutenant Governor Candidate Questionnaire. Submitted Tuesday, May 15 at 4:57 pm View responses in PDF format here. 2018 Lieutenant Governor Questionnaire Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Question: What is your political philosophy and, if elected, […]

2018 Lieutenant Governor Candidate Questionnaire: Representative Will Ainsworth Responses

Please see below for Representative Will Ainsworth’s responses to the 2018 Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News Lieutenant Governor Candidate Questionnaire. Submitted Monday, May 14 at 2:52 pm View responses in PDF format here. 2018 Lieutenant Governor Questionnaire Alabama Policy Institute and Yellowhammer News POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY Question: What is your political philosophy and, if elected, […]