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Press Releases

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 […]

Op-Eds

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 […]

Less Outrage, More Leadership

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.

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 […]

Guides to the Issues

Guide to the Issues: Abortion in Alabama (2019)

Since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v. Wade in 1973, abortion has been legal in the United States. Even so, a majority of residents in Alabama do not agree with legalized abortion due to the consequences of the procedure physically, emotionally, and mentally for the mother and the immorality of killing a defenseless child. […]

Guide to the Issues: 2018 Proposed Constitutional Amendments

On Election Day, the people of Alabama will have the chance to cast their votes for a number of federal and state officials. In addition, voters will decide whether several proposed amendments should be added to the Alabama Constitution. Proposed constitutional amendments can be confusing. Voters need an understanding of each amendment to confidently cast […]

Guide to the Issues: Education Savings Accounts (ESAs)

An education savings account is an individual student bank account, established by state law, which holds some or all of the public funds that would normally be allocated for the education of the participating student. Generally, the student must meet certain qualifications and the parent or guardian of the student must sign a contract with […]

Research

State-Run Lotteries: Seeking Solutions, Creating Disaster

The Alabama Policy Institute’s position on the lottery has been well-known and well-publicized throughout the organization’s nearly thirty-year history: a state-run lottery is bad public policy, both fiscally and socially, and it is the wrong solution to address the state’s unsustainable fiscal trajectory. This is not merely a right-versus-left issue, as there are many outspoken opponents […]

Private Certification as an Alternative to Occupational Licensing

Evidence from Teacher Quality in North Carolina From the Mercatus Center at George Mason University “Supporters of occupational licensing often argue that the practice has two notable benefits: first, licensing can convey information about the quality of services to consumers, and second, it can raise the earnings of individuals with licenses, encouraging them to develop […]

Cutting the Competition?: The Effects of Licensing Barbers in Alabama

This paper, published by the Mackinac Institute, estimates the effects of Alabama’s reintroduction of barbering licensing requirements on the receipts and growth of barber shops in the state. It contains state-level comparisons of barber and beauty shops in Alabama, as well as comparing these Alabama statistics to that of nearby bordering states. In addition, I […]