Poll: 70% of Alabamians Want a Special Session and Support API’s RESTORE Alabama Plan

Jun 18, 2020

Birmingham, Ala. – Today (Thursday, June 18, 2020) the Alabama Policy Institute (API) released the results of a statewide poll conducted by nationally recognized polling company Cygnal. The poll gauged likely voters’ opinions on whether Alabama Governor Kay Ivey should call a special legislative session. It also asked voters if they supported each of the six planks […]

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

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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Birmingham, Ala. – State legislators are now considering a reform that was also recommended by the Alabama Policy Institute in its recent Liberty First podcast. The podcast, which is already one of Apple Podcast’s “Top Government Podcasts,” suggested that the Legislature retake its rightful powers to quarantine and to drive the response of the state in a long-term emergency. “Those who […]

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Birmingham, Ala. – On April 23rd, the Alabama Department of Labor (ADOL) issued a warning that deciding to leave work or failing to return to work in order to collect increased unemployment benefits may qualify as fraud and be subject to prosecution. Thus ADOL clarified that even with new benefits available, the criteria to receive unemployment compensation still […]