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Ben Carson to headline Alabama Policy Institute's 35th Anniversary Dinner in September

On Friday, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced that 2016 Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson would be the keynote speaker at its 35th Anniversary Dinner later this year.

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Alabama Policy Institute launches new ‘education freedom’ website for parents

The Alabama Policy Institute launched a new website dedicated to getting information to Alabama parents about the state’s new school choice law, the CHOOSE Act, on Friday.

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API report details workforce participation challenges, proposes solutions

The Alabama Policy Institute did a deep dive into Alabama’s workforce participation numbers.

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Senate expected to vote on gambling legislation today

The State Senate will likely consider a gambling constitutional amendment and bill package on Thursday.

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Constitutional amendment to expedite local bills fails 51-49%

A proposed constitutional amendment to expedite local bills failed 51-49 in the March 5 primary.

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API report breaks down ‘hotbed of corruption’ gaming legislation

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) released a report outlining concerns about the gaming bills passed by The Alabama House of Representatives last week.

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API releases 2024 BluePrint for Alabama: Plan for free markets, limited government, protection of families

The Alabama Policy Institute’s 2024 BluePrint for Alabama outlines 30 pressing issues for lawmakers to consider to enhance free markets, limit government and build strong families.

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API releases 'Educational Freedom in Alabama' report showing special interests behind roadblocks

The Alabama Policy Institute released its 2023-2024 Educational Freedom in Alabama report Tuesday in support of universal school choice.

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Alabama Policy Institute releases study on legalizing gambling in Alabama: 'Gambling is a bad bet for Alabama families'

As gambling legislation is expected to be pushed in Alabama’s 2024 legislative session, a policy think-tank issued a new report on legalized gambling on December 14.

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Tuberville awarded Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award, promises not to bend the knee in fight against DOD abortion policy

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-Auburn) was awarded the Alabama Policy Institute’s Warrior Award at the organization's annual dinner on Thursday night.

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Renowned pollster Scott Rasmussen speaks at Alabama Policy Institute dinner; Warns Trump still uncertain as Republican nominee

Pollster and political analyst Scott Rasmussen spoke on Thursday night at the Alabama Policy Institute dinner in Vestavia Hills, warning the audience of conservative state leaders that anything can happen between now and November 2024.

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Alabama Center for Law and Liberty, API push back against Biden's efforts to force organizations to cover abortion-inducing drugs despite moral objections

The Alabama Center for Law and Liberty filed a comment on Monday opposing the Biden administration’s suggested repeal of a rule protecting companies with moral objections to abortion-inducing drugs.

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Alabama Policy Institute backs Democrat-led bill to remove state income tax on overtime pay

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is backing a bill by House Minority Leader Anthony Daniels (D-Huntsville) to remove the state tax on overtime pay.

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Caleb Crosby to step down as Alabama Policy Institute president and CEO; Stephanie Smith named successor

On Wednesday, the Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced a change in its leadership.

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Alabama Policy Institute: What voters should know about constitutional items on the November ballot

Election Day 2022 is now less than three weeks away. And while the focus for many voters may be on races for governor, U.S. Senate and the Alabama Legislature, there are also 10 constitutional amendments and a vote on the revised Constitution of Alabama 2022 that will appear on the ballot. 

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Caleb Crosby: APR's Joey Kennedy wrong about Alabama Policy Institute on tax reform — 'Flat-out lies'

This week, Alabama Political Reporter columnist Joey Kennedy went on a patently false attack against the Alabama Policy Institute. His main claim was that API’s proposed $750 million in tax cuts would only benefit the “rich and weird.”

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Alabama Policy Institute: State government should enact at least $750 million in permanent tax relief for Alabamians

Thirty-two states have enacted some form of tax relief for citizens in 2022. Missouri is poised to become the 33rd. 

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Emma Gibney: API survey reveals lack of transparency in local public schools

Seventy-four percent of school board members who responded to a survey conducted by the Alabama Policy Institute oppose school choice. This is in stark contrast to the overwhelming number of Alabamians, 80%, who desire state-wide school choice expansion.

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API's Bogie warns Ivey could pursue gambling legislation in special session 'very soon'

During an appearance on Mobile radio FM Talk 106.5's "The Jeff Poor Show," Alabama Policy Institute senior director of fiscal policy Justin Bogie speculated on the future of Alabama's gas tax and what Ivey could do regarding the gaming question.

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API: The Parent’s Choice Act can be a game-changer for Alabama students

By Caleb Crosby, Phil Williams, Carl Jones, Parker Snider, and Justin Bogie For over 18 months now, we’ve watched as states around...

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API endorses grocery tax repeal

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced it supports a bill repealing the tax on groceries. API added the bill to its annual legislative...

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API releases conservative platform for Alabama

Continuing its efforts to guide and influence conservative political leaders and candidates in the State of Alabama, the Alabama Policy...