Alabama Policy Institute Unveils RESTORE Alabama Plan, Asks Governor to Call a Special Legislative Session to Address Key COVID-19 Related Issues

May 27, 2020

Birmingham, Ala. – Today the Alabama Policy Institute (API) released to the public and submitted to Governor Ivey and to the Governor’s Special Task Force the “RESTORE Alabama Plan.” The plan, Responsible Efficient Solutions to Open and Revive the Economy (RESTORE) advocates six major points of policy which must be addressed to help Alabama recover from […]

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