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Justin Bogie: Why is a Democrat, rather than Republicans, spearheading lower taxes?

Democrat State Rep. Anthony Daniels should be commended for his willingness to lower taxes and propose legislation providing economic relief to hard-working Alabamians.

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Justin Bogie: Alabama’s tax burden is not as low as some lawmakers claim

When it comes to individual income tax rates, Alabama is currently middle of the road compared to other southern states. That is changing.

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Justin Bogie talks the idea of putting the budget surplus in another savings account on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the idea of putting the budget surplus in yet another savings account instead of giving Alabamians tax relief.

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Justin Bogie: Alabamians need tax relief, not another savings account

Another savings account assures the future prosperity of state government.  Don’t Alabamians deserve the same assurance?

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Justin Bogie: Time for legislators to act boldly on school choice

Why does Alabama continue to wait? School choice is the right move for Alabama. 

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Justin Bogie refutes the Alabama Legislature's arguments against tax cuts on News Talk 93.1 'News & Views'

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on "News & Views" with Joey Clark as they discuss the Alabama Legislature's arguments against tax cuts and reasons those arguments are not valid.

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Justin Bogie: Why the push to expand Alabama’s Medicaid programs is ‘crazy’

State Sen. Arthur Orr laid out a variety of reasons that he opposes Medicaid expansion, calling it "crazy" and making a compelling argument against it.

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Justin Bogie talks 'wild' revenue streams on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss "wild" revenue streams being used as an excuse to not cut taxes when those streams resulted in a $3 billion surplus last fiscal year and Alabama citizens are struggling under high inflation.

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Justin Bogie talks small government republicanism on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on The Jeff Poor Show as they discuss the "smaller government" Republican supermajority in the Alabama legislature, which spends taxpayer money at a faster rate than Blue states, increasing government by 35% over the past 4 years.

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Justin Bogie: Are Alabama’s state revenue streams too 'wild' to enact permanent tax cuts?

There is enough money available to provide Alabamians with historic tax relief, without jeopardizing future state budgets. The question is, are lawmakers willing to do so?

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Justin Bogie talks the large budgetary commitment of Medicaid expansion on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss Medicaid expansion and how the federal government funds drop off dramatically after a couple of years, leaving Alabama on the hook.

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Justin Bogie talks Medicaid expansion on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Medicaid expansion and the adverse effect it would have on Alabama's already poor labor participation rate.

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Justin Bogie: How will Alabama lawmakers spend the remaining $1 billion in ARPA funds?

Tax relief should be a top priority for the remaining ARPA funds, but however lawmakers decide to spend the money, they must ensure that it will benefit as many Alabamians as possible.

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Justin Bogie talks mega-prison construction on Alabama’s Morning News with JT on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the lack of progress on mega-prison construction.

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Justin Bogie talks the economic impact of The World Games on Alabama’s Morning News with JT on NewsRadio 105.5 WERC

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on iHeart Radio with JT as they discuss the much smaller direct economic impact of The World Games than was expected.

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Justin Bogie: Medicaid expansion debate goes beyond bringing in federal dollars

Alabama should not take the “do it because everybody else is” approach to Medicaid.

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Justin Bogie talks Alabama's budget growth over the past 4 years on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss Alabama's budget growth over the past 4 years, a whopping 36% increase.

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Justin Bogie talks tax relief for Alabama citizens on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss tax rebates versus tax cuts and what each would mean for Alabama citizens.

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Justin Bogie: Too many lawmakers would rather spend money on government than return it to the people
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Justin Bogie: Why the 2022 World Games didn’t deliver the promised economic benefits

When it comes to the cost versus the direct economic benefits, Alabamians did not get what they were promised in these games, nor what they paid for.

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Justin Bogie talks tax cuts for Alabamians on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss permanent tax cuts for Alabamians and how cutting spending would be unnecessary if the legislature just stopped expanding government.

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Justin Bogie: Tax cuts would benefit Alabama more than a one-time rebate

Do you want more government, or do you want to keep more of what you earn?

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Justin Bogie talks Alabama legislative spending on FM Talk 1065

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they discuss Alabama's legislative spending and how it exceeds New York's and California's legislative spending over the past several years, increasing by 36%.

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Justin Bogie: How Washington’s looming debt limit fight could impact you

The federal government expects to reach the statutory debt limit this Thursday, setting up another high-profile political showdown in Washington. But what does that mean for the nation, and how might it impact Alabamians?

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Justin Bogie talks the upcoming Alabama legislative session on News Talk 93.1 News & Views

Listen to 1819 News Fiscal and Budget Reporter Justin Bogie on News & Views with Joey Clark as they discuss the upcoming Alabama legislative session in comparison with the policy goals of surrounding states.

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Justin Bogie: Alabama lawmakers should ‘do more’ with historic surplus

“We can do more.” That was the message Alabama’s newly elected Speaker of the House gave lawmakers on Tuesday afternoon. But what does doing “more” mean?

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Justin Bogie talks the state grocery tax on FM Talk 1065

Listen to the Alabama Policy Institute's Senior Director of Fiscal Policy Justin Bogie on Midday Mobile with Sean Sullivan as they question why Alabama leadership doesn't seem to be interested in repealing the grocery tax when Alabama is one of only three states that still fully tax groceries, the state has historic budget surpluses and such a move would provide real relief to Alabamians suffering under the current inflationary economy.

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