Alabama Policy Institute

Alabama Policy Institute We are a non-profit, research and educational institute dedicated to influencing public policy. We do this by identifying, developing and promoting innovative policy ideas, and by providing fact-based, objective analysis of key issues.
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The Alabama Policy Institute (API) is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to defending and promoting free markets, limited government, fiscal responsibility and strong families through in-depth research and analysis of Alabama’s public policy issues. API resources drive solutions that guide legislative decisions and build public appreciation for the sound economic, social and governing principles indispensable to the preservation of free and prosperous society.

Mission: Alabama Policy Institute is a non-partisan, non-profit research and education organization, founded in 1989. Our goal is to see Alabama reach its full potential and see it thrive by influencing and affecting policy.

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This morning Phil Williams joined the Jeff Poor Show to discuss the possibility of more government shutdowns and the nee...
11/17/2020

This morning Phil Williams joined the Jeff Poor Show to discuss the possibility of more government shutdowns and the need for the state legislature to convene soon to pass much-needed legislation.

Listen now at the link below. #alpolitics

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Be sure to listen to this week's podcast as we discuss how the presidential election may have been greatly affected by l...
11/13/2020

Be sure to listen to this week's podcast as we discuss how the presidential election may have been greatly affected by late and seemingly political decisions by Pennsylvania’s democratic leaders. #alpolitics #election2020

Listen now!
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"How Pennsylvania Democrats Deliberately Stoked 2020 Election Chaos"A Special to the Alabama Policy Institute #alpolitic...
11/12/2020
How Pennsylvania Democrats Deliberately Stoked 2020 Election Chaos

"How Pennsylvania Democrats Deliberately Stoked 2020 Election Chaos"
A Special to the Alabama Policy Institute

#alpolitics #Election2020

Read at the link below.

I can’t tell you how many texts I’ve received this week from friends and acquaintances across the country asking—usually in all-caps and peppered with profanity—what is going on in Pennsylvania? As a native Philadelphian, and from my current vantage in politically coveted Bucks County, I can...

The Supreme Court Will Not Pick the President, But It Could Have a RoleRead the latest from API's Adam MacLeod at the li...
11/09/2020
The Supreme Court Will Not Pick the President, But It Could Have a Role

The Supreme Court Will Not Pick the President, But It Could Have a Role

Read the latest from API's Adam MacLeod at the link below. #election2020

The spectre of dimpled chads has emerged to haunt American politics. Twenty years after the contested presidential election of George W. Bush against Al Gore made punch lines out of certain ambiguous ballots in Florida, allegations of election irregularities again are causing worry that the Supreme....

Waiting for the election results to come in? Join Josh, Justin, and Parker in this week's podcast as we discuss ballot m...
11/06/2020

Waiting for the election results to come in? Join Josh, Justin, and Parker in this week's podcast as we discuss ballot measures from across the country with results we do know. From marijuana legalization to minimum wage, we've got it covered. #alpolitics

Listen now!
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API President Caleb Crosby's Election Day thoughts: "Regardless of the outcome of the election, whether we know it quick...
11/03/2020
As citizens, we must expect less from government and more from ourselves

API President Caleb Crosby's Election Day thoughts:

"Regardless of the outcome of the election, whether we know it quickly or in a month, we are going to have to come together as conservatives and agree that government is not the answer. Government cannot and should not be the default solution for the problems we face.

Having spent eight years in Washington, D.C. working at the highest levels of government, I can assure you that government is not the answer." #alpolitics

I have the honor of leading the Alabama Policy Institute, a non-partisan, non-profit educational and research institution which has championed

Today is #ElectionDay. In our final comparison of the party platforms, we look at each party's position on #abortion.For...
11/03/2020

Today is #ElectionDay. In our final comparison of the party platforms, we look at each party's position on #abortion.

For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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In our penultimate party platform post, we compare each party's position on #SameSexMarriage.There is less than one day ...
11/02/2020

In our penultimate party platform post, we compare each party's position on #SameSexMarriage.

There is less than one day until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Tomorrow is #ElectionDay. This morning, we compare the two party platforms in regard to religious liberty.For a full com...
11/02/2020

Tomorrow is #ElectionDay. This morning, we compare the two party platforms in regard to religious liberty.

For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Today we look at #marijuana policy. #alpoliticsThere are 2 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two par...
11/01/2020

Today we look at #marijuana policy. #alpolitics

There are 2 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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This Halloween, we look at the party positions on paid sick and family leave. #alpoliticsThere are 3 days until the elec...
10/31/2020

This Halloween, we look at the party positions on paid sick and family leave. #alpolitics

There are 3 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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What does each party think about taxes? Check it out in today's platform comparison. #alpolitics #taxesThere are 4 days ...
10/30/2020

What does each party think about taxes? Check it out in today's platform comparison. #alpolitics #taxes

There are 4 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Don't miss our final platform comparison podcast where we discuss abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberty, and ot...
10/30/2020

Don't miss our final platform comparison podcast where we discuss abortion, same-sex marriage, religious liberty, and other social issues. #alpolitics

Listen now!
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This morning, Phil Williams oined the Jeff Poor Show to discuss how big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitte...
10/27/2020

This morning, Phil Williams oined the Jeff Poor Show to discuss how big tech companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter may be overstepping their bounds and reaching into monopoly territory.

Listen now at the link below #alpolitics #BigTech

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How does each party want to reform healthcare? Do the Democrats want Medicare for All, a single-payer system? See for yo...
10/26/2020

How does each party want to reform healthcare? Do the Democrats want Medicare for All, a single-payer system? See for yourself.

There are 8 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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"Perhaps, just perhaps, big tech has finally gone too far, and it is coming back to bite them."Read the latest from API'...
10/26/2020
Waiting on the Big Tech World to Change

"Perhaps, just perhaps, big tech has finally gone too far, and it is coming back to bite them."

Read the latest from API's Phil Williams at the link below. #alpolitics #BigTechCensorship

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Credit where credit is due. Singer-songwriter John Mayer nailed it with one particular line from his hit song “Waiting On the World to Change”. He said distinctly, “When they own the information, oh they can bend it all they want,” and he was right. The public sphere is now dominated by onli...

This Saturday, we compare the party positions on #medicare.There are 10 days until the election. For a full comparison o...
10/24/2020

This Saturday, we compare the party positions on #medicare.

There are 10 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Don't miss this week's episode of the 1819 Podcast where we discuss the party platforms on #taxes and #spending.Listen b...
10/23/2020

Don't miss this week's episode of the 1819 Podcast where we discuss the party platforms on #taxes and #spending.

Listen by clicking below or searching '1819' in your favorite podcasting app. #alpolitics

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"After years of debate, the governor and legislature must come together and develop a long-term and sustainable prison p...
10/22/2020
Inaction on Prisons Comes at a Great Financial and Societal Cost

"After years of debate, the governor and legislature must come together and develop a long-term and sustainable prison plan that will not only end ongoing and future litigation, but better serve and rehabilitate those incarcerated within the system. The cost of inaction is too great."

Read the latest from API's Justin Bogie below. #alpolitics

At a time when political discord is at a high, there’s one thing that Alabamians should be able to agree on: Alabama’s prison system needs immediate reforms. The current system is outdated, understaffed, overcrowded, and plagued by violence. The problem is that state leaders can’t agree on wha...

What should we do about Social Security? Today we compare the democratic and republican answers to that question. #alpol...
10/22/2020

What should we do about Social Security?

Today we compare the democratic and republican answers to that question. #alpolitics #election2020

There are 12 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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What do the party platforms say about defense spending? #alpolitics #election2020There are 14 days until the election. F...
10/20/2020

What do the party platforms say about defense spending? #alpolitics #election2020

There are 14 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Don't miss our most recent podcast where we talk about the differences between the #Democratic and #Republican party pla...
10/19/2020
1819 Podcast: Party Platforms Part 3 - Constitutional Issues

Don't miss our most recent podcast where we talk about the differences between the #Democratic and #Republican party platforms on the second amendment, the electoral college, and more! #alpolitics #Election2020

On this edition of the 1819 Podcast, Josh, Justin, and Parker continue in their discussion of the party platforms. This week, we discuss the second amendment, civil asset forfeiture, occupational licensing, the minimum wage, and the electoral college. For a full comparison of the platforms, visit al...

In this Sunday's party platform comparison, we take a look at their respective views on certain welfare programs. #alpol...
10/18/2020

In this Sunday's party platform comparison, we take a look at their respective views on certain welfare programs. #alpolitics

There are 16 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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What do Democrats and Republicans say about K-12 education and #school choice? Find out now in today's party platform co...
10/16/2020

What do Democrats and Republicans say about K-12 education and #school choice? Find out now in today's party platform comparison.

There are 18 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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The vice-presidential candidates are more important in 2020 than ever before. #alpolitics #election2020
10/16/2020
The Vice President: More Important in 2020 Than Ever Before

The vice-presidential candidates are more important in 2020 than ever before. #alpolitics #election2020

Daniel Tompkins. George Dallas. Schuler Colfax. Garret Hobart. John Garner. Do any of these names ring a bell? If they don’t it’s okay, you are not alone. All of these men at some point in time served in America’s second highest office as Vice President of the United States. They, like most vi...

This Thursday, we look at how the party platforms address the increasing costs of higher education.There are 19 days unt...
10/15/2020

This Thursday, we look at how the party platforms address the increasing costs of higher education.

There are 19 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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Did you know that, if you're voting in Alabama, you'll also be voting for six constitutional amendments? Read up on the ...
10/15/2020
The November 2020 Constitutional Amendments

Did you know that, if you're voting in Alabama, you'll also be voting for six constitutional amendments?

Read up on the amendments in our latest report.

#alpolitics

In this edition of the Goat Hill Intelligencer, we detail each constitutional amendment that will be on the statewide ballot on Tuesday, November 3rd. Through the explanations and information provided in this guide, the people of Alabama will be able to confidently cast their votes on the constituti...

Make sure to catch API's Phil Williams on the Jeff Poor Show discussing the importance of clear benchmarks and milestone...
10/14/2020
Mobile Radio: Phil Williams on the Jeff Poor Show

Make sure to catch API's Phil Williams on the Jeff Poor Show discussing the importance of clear benchmarks and milestones for when coronavirus restrictions in Alabama might be lifted.

#alpolitics #coronavirus

This Wednesday, API’s Director of Policy Strategy and General Counsel Phil Williams joined the Jeff Poor Show. In the 20-minute segment, Poor and Williams discuss the need for Governor Ivey to establish clear benchmarks and milestones for when coronavirus restrictions in the state might be lifted....

Do Democrats want to take your guns? Read the party platforms on the #secondamendment for yourself. There are 21 days un...
10/13/2020

Do Democrats want to take your guns? Read the party platforms on the #secondamendment for yourself.

There are 21 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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"It is beyond time for a designated series of metrics that tell the world what it is we’re trying to achieve in the figh...
10/13/2020
Is There a Coronavirus Plan for Alabama? Not That We Can See. - Alabama Policy Institute

"It is beyond time for a designated series of metrics that tell the world what it is we’re trying to achieve in the fight against this foreign-born virus."

Read the latest from API's Phil Williams at the link below. #alpolitics

Recently my wife and I were preparing to attend a wedding. As we made ready to leave the house we checked to make sure that we had our masks at which point she lamented that she did not have one that matched her outfit. We both paused on that and then jointly expressed that the …

Ever wonder what other states' restrictions are in regard to the coronavirus? We've put together a resource that shows j...
10/13/2020
Coronavirus Restrictions by State: October 2020 - Alabama Policy Institute

Ever wonder what other states' restrictions are in regard to the coronavirus? We've put together a resource that shows just that. #alpolitics #Coronavirus

Southeastern states responded to the novel coronavirus in remarkably similar ways at the beginning of the pandemic. Shutdowns and stay-at-home orders were the norm. In recent months, however, some states have reopened more than others. For example, Tennessee and Georgia used to have a statewide mask...

This Saturday, we take a look at the party platforms on civil asset forfeiture, a process by which law enforcement charg...
10/10/2020

This Saturday, we take a look at the party platforms on civil asset forfeiture, a process by which law enforcement charges your property with being involved in a crime and seizes it. #alpolitics

There are 24 days until the election. For a full comparison of the two party platforms, click here:
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I moved to Alabama seven years ago. I have been a licensed massage therapist in GA for 23 years. I fought very hard against the occupational licensing of massage therapists in Georgia and lost. I believe that licensing of massage therapists is merely a way to create cottage industries for National Cerification exams and continuing education. I have been a massage therapist since 1995. I was not required to take the National certification exam and was grandfathered in. Because Alabama does not offer reciprocity from another State, I have needed to travel 200 miles round trip to work in GA. It's a very long story. I became aware this past weekend that there is currently some consideration of sunsetting the Massage Therapy Licensing Board in Alabama. I am in full support of this. I have reached out numerous times to Rep. Bob Fincher regarding my personal dilemma and will hopefully be speaking with him to day. If I may take a little bit of your time to explain why the licensing of massage therapists isn't necessary, I would appreciate your time. Before I begin let me preface my remarks with this, most massage therapists are not Republicans and do not hold Republican values or philosophies. I am a rare bird when it comes to massage therapy but I am not alone by any means. The argument for the licensing of massage therapists is that the license elevates our profession and separates us from prostitution. In my 23 years, I have never once had a client ask if I was licensed. I have had clients ask about my educational background however. Most MT'S are offended that they receive phone calls inquiring about "questionable" services. I've never understood why they are offended, I have received those phone calls and I simply handle them accordingly. It's very easy to explain to them, I do not provide those types of services and I do so professionally. MT'S that support licensing argue that licensing fights against prostitution. Thank you Alabama Policy Institute. Sunset the Alabama Massage Therapy Board, please.
yeah they are sooo in danger, those 2nd Amendment rights. They are so in danger that any nutjob with a personal arsenal from WalMart can wipe us out by the dozens!
Jane Doe, Jane Fonda, and GI Jane have all come out with allegations against Alabama Senate race contestant Doug Jones. His ex-wife has also said the reason for their divorce was his infidelity. Jones in a statement vehemently admitted to these allegations. He states” with Roy Moore’s name calling I just had to take back the narrative because no one believes I have changed my stripes”. Additionally Jones reiterated he is his own man except when Pelosi, McConnell, Frank, Dodd, Schumer, or Shelby requests he make a vote against Alabama.
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