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Gambling on Hold…For Now

Legislators did not consider the Senate-amended gambling legislation this week. HB 151, a constitutional amendment, and HB 152, the enabling legislation, by Rep. Chris Blackshear,

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Gambling Legislation Update

Though the Senate’s stated aim was to limit the number of casinos in the state, the net effect of the legislation is the legalization of seven specific casinos

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Educational Freedom Update

A 2023 report from the Alabama Policy Institute showed that the Alabama Education Association was the largest contributor to Republican state legislative candidates in the

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Gambling Expansion in Alabama

The expansion of gambling passed a hurdle in the Senate last night. After negotiating privately for two weeks, the Senate debated and passed their version of gambling

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Alabama Policy Institute’s Stephanie Holden Smith – Jeff Poor Show

I enjoyed talking through the merits and probability of gambling legislation passing this session with Jeff Poor today:  https://audioboom.com/posts/8418310-alabama-policy-institute-s-stephanie-holden-smith-jeff-poor-show-monday-12-18-23?utm_campaign=detailpage&utm_content=retweet&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR3AVGo-kjcHJmDsbuRiDbUkMbgBBmuwbenLs0iri-qYjMv8_f2KbZtmSUU

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API Announces HB2 as Key “No” Vote

Birmingham, Ala. – Today (February 22nd, 2022), the Alabama Policy Institute (API) announced HB2, the anti-rioting bill, as a Key “No” vote on the API Watchlist, API’s annual legislative

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API Announces 2022 Scorecard

Last year, API published its first annual API Watchlist, a scorecard of Alabama legislators based on how they voted on key issues, how accessible they

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A Conservative Platform for Alabama

Birmingham, Ala. – Today (January 7th, 2022), the Alabama Policy Institute (API) released A Conservative Platform for Alabama 2022, a fully developed legislative to-do list for true conservatives in

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API on America At Its Best Show

The Alabama Policy Institute (API) was recently featured on the State Policy Network’s America At Its Best: The Show.  API’s Director of Policy Strategy and General

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API Earns National Award

As part of the State Policy Network’s (SPN) annual meeting, the nationwide organization made up of state focused education and research institutes (also known as

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