About Alabama

About Alabama | Aug. 11 2011

About Alabama — Balancing the Federal Budget

The federal government has spent more than it has taken in during 44 of the last 50 years. The last balanced budgets occurred in the four-year... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Jul. 14 2011

About Alabama — Bringing Jobs to Alabama

Alabama’s unemployment rate in May stood at 9.6 percent, slightly higher than a year earlier and well above the national rate of 9.1 percent.... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Jun. 16 2011

About Alabama — State budgets complete but what’s the plan?

On its last session day, the Alabama Legislature completed work on the two large state budgets for the coming fiscal year. These were hard budgets... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | May. 12 2011

About Alabama — Revising the Alabama Constitution

The state Legislature has developed a plan for revising the Alabama Constitution, which was adopted in 1901 and is widely held to have major... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Apr. 14 2011

About Alabama — Managing Alabama’s State Government

The state of Alabama is in the middle of its biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and there are many proposals for... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Mar. 10 2011

About Alabama — Public Opinion on Issues Related to State Government

Each year, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama conducts a public opinion survey on issues related to state government. While some... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Feb. 17 2011

About Alabama — The Alabama Commission on Improving State Government

One of Gov. Robert Bentley’s first acts in January was to issue an executive order creating the Alabama Commission on Improving State Government.... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Jan. 13 2011

About Alabama — Budget Troubles for State Government in 2011 and 2012

The Legislative Fiscal Office brought gloomy estimates of state finances to members of the Legislature at their December orientation meeting.... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Dec. 9 2010

About Alabama — Seeking Less Unemployment

Recent federal statistical reports have brought news of progress in reducing unemployment in Alabama. While having a job remains at the top of... [READ MORE]

About Alabama | Nov. 11 2010

About Alabama — Why Doesn’t the State Report Monthly on Its Budgets?

On Sept. 16, the governor reduced the state’s education budget by $113 million to keep it in balance. His “proration” order, which cut... [READ MORE]