School Choice Advocate wins GOP Runoff for State Superintendent in South Carolina
School Choice Advocate wins GOP Runoff for State Superintendent in South Carolina

School Choice Advocate wins GOP Runoff for State Superintendent in South Carolina

Parker Snider June 30, 2022 Around the Neighborhood Education Freedom 0

The head of a conservative think tank that seeks to expand school choice has won the runoff race for the Republican nominee for State Superintendent in South Carolina. On Tuesday, Ellen Weaver, President and CEO of the Palmetto Promise Institute, easily defeated Kathy Maness, executive director

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Arizona poised to expand school choice to every student
Arizona poised to expand school choice to every student

Arizona poised to expand school choice to every student

Parker Snider June 29, 2022 Around the Neighborhood Editorials Education Freedom 0

A school choice measure that would allow all 1.1 million Arizona students to use state-funded education savings accounts passed in the state's House of Representatives this week. The bill, HB2853, expands the state’s current education savings account program, which today serves just under 12,000 children,

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Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here’s what you need to know.
Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here’s what you need to know.

Roe v. Wade has been overturned. Here’s what you need to know.

The Alabama Policy Institute June 24, 2022 Editorials Strong Families 0

What Happened Today the Supreme Court of the United States issued its long-awaited ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. In the decision, the Court overturned two key precedents which had prohibited states from limiting abortion as each sees fit: Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.

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Frequently Asked Questions: Alabama’s Abortion Ban
Frequently Asked Questions: Alabama’s Abortion Ban

Frequently Asked Questions: Alabama’s Abortion Ban

The Alabama Policy Institute June 24, 2022 API News Strong Families 0

The following is an interview with attorney Eric Johnston, the author of Alabama’s 2019 Human Life Protection Act in which he answers the most frequently asked questions concerning Alabama’s abortion ban. 1) What does the Human Life Protection Act ban?  Except in cases where abortion

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Alabama lawmakers should be in no rush to spend additional ARPA funds
Alabama lawmakers should be in no rush to spend additional ARPA funds

Alabama lawmakers should be in no rush to spend additional ARPA funds

Justin Bogie June 23, 2022 Editorials Fiscal Policy 0

When Alabama lawmakers came into session in January, one of their first priorities was allocating the first half of Alabama’s $2.1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds. With the second half set to hit the state’s coffers soon, lawmakers should hit the pause button before

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Mississippi reducing its income tax starting July 1st
Mississippi reducing its income tax starting July 1st

Mississippi reducing its income tax starting July 1st

Parker Snider June 23, 2022 Around the Neighborhood Editorials Fiscal Policy 0

This legislative session, Mississippi passed the largest tax cut in the state’s history. The state income tax in Mississippi will begin its slow four-year decrease from 5% to 4% on July 1st. The tax, which applies to all income above $5,000, will reduce first to

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What is a labor union, and what could unions mean for Alabama?
What is a labor union, and what could unions mean for Alabama?

What is a labor union, and what could unions mean for Alabama?

Justin Bogie June 16, 2022 Editorials Fiscal Policy 0

Over the past year, unionization has been a hot topic in Alabama. An Amazon facility in Bessemer has twice voted on the issue of unionization, with workers choosing not to form a union both times. Recently, workers at a Starbucks in Birmingham voted to organize, becoming the first Starbucks

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State government on pace for another record surplus; will it give Alabamians a break?
State government on pace for another record surplus; will it give Alabamians a break?

State government on pace for another record surplus; will it give Alabamians a break?

Justin Bogie June 13, 2022 Editorials 0

State government continues to take more money from Alabamians than ever before. Will it use that money to continue the historic expansion of state government or finally take less taxes from citizens?  As first reported by Alabama Daily News, 2022 is on pace to be

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State auditor heading to runoff; what does the auditor do?
State auditor heading to runoff; what does the auditor do?

State auditor heading to runoff; what does the auditor do?

Parker Snider June 6, 2022 Editorials 0

Katie Britt and Congressman Mo Brooks are headed to a runoff. Most people in Alabama know that. And if they don’t, the flood of advertising that is sure to hit Alabama residents every time they turn on the radio or television will soon make it

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