Jim Williams, retired executive director of the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, wrote for The Alabama Baptist for several years on state and municipal government issues in Alabama. Check out the archives of his articles below.
June 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]
April 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]
March 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]
February 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]
January 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]