Our Evaluation of Michael Sentance

The Alabama State Board of Education will meet tomorrow in Montgomery for a special meeting abruptly called last week. The stated purpose is to evaluate Superintendent Michael Sentance. The rumored purpose is to fire him. We trust that the latter is just that—a rumor—as there is absolutely no justification for firing Mr. Sentance. Indeed, allow […]

API Joins National Coalition of Education Choice Advocates and Releases Letter Applauding Education Secretary Betsy DeVos

Letter Encourages Trump Administration to Champion Constitutionally Focused Education Choice Agenda Yesterday, Alabama Policy Institute (API) joined 12 other leading state and national organizations in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos praising her outspoken commitment to parental choice in education. The letter outlines the importance of state-led efforts on education choice, emphasizing […]

Statement on the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act

The Alabama Pro-Life Coalition (APLC) commends Governor Kay Ivey for signing the Alabama Child Placing Agency Inclusion Act into law on May 3, 2017. By her signature, the rights of religion based adoption agencies are protected. APLC also commends the sponsors of the legislation, Senator Bill Hightower (R-Mobile) and Representative Rich Wingo (R-Tuscaloosa). Their understanding, […]

API Statement on the Confirmation of Neil Gorsuch

Over the past few decades, the United States Supreme Court—handing down decision after decision untethered to any constitutional or statutory text—risked losing its legitimacy with the American people. Justice Antonin Scalia, who made exactly that claim, would be pleased with today’s confirmation of a jurist who will not continue that trend. Today, the United States […]

Obamacare Repeal Must Roll Back the Medicaid Expansion

A version of this op-ed originally appeared in the National Review Online on January 19, 2017. By Ellen Weaver and Caleb Crosby As the 115th Congress convenes and President-elect Trump prepares to take office tomorrow, our nation faces incredible challenges and opportunities. On health care in particular, the stakes couldn’t be higher, nor the path […]

What We’re Reading: July 22, 2016

The Alabama Policy Institute is pleased to announce a new weekly series entitled, “What We’re Reading.” We are often asked what our team reads, and now we’re letting you in on the secret! At the end of every week, members of our team will share a book review and articles that have informed and inspired […]

Bestow Honor on a Shepherd

As we celebrate Christ’s birth and reflect upon his life on earth, we see repeated examples of how he lifted up and bestowed honor on those who were condemned in the world’s eyes. He ministered directly to those who were disadvantaged and disenfranchised by the elite priests and rabbis or the Roman occupiers. In explaining […]

VIDEO: Renowned Economist Weighs in on Proposed Tax Increases

    It is not uncommon for politicians to campaign on promises of no new taxes, yet when the going gets tough, abandon that promise in favor of the easiest fix of all–a bailout by hardworking Alabamians. Stephen Moore, Chief Economist of the Heritage Foundation and Wall Street Journal contributor, agreed to share his thoughts […]

API 2014 Annual Report

The Alabama Policy Institute recently released our annual report, highlighting our accomplishments in 2014. As you read this year’s annual report, know that our plans for 2015 are even bigger. Thank you for your support of API over the past 25 years and for joining us as we embark on this exciting new chapter!  

API’s First Annual ‘Naughty and Nice’ List

The staff at the Alabama Policy Institute is makin’ a list and checkin’ it twice.  Want to find out who’s naughty or nice?  See our list below of our best and worst for this year in Alabama. Who makes your list? Join the conversation via Twitter and Facebook.  Merry Christmas! Nice:  Tax Credit Scholarship Fund has […]