Alabama Policy Institute

6th District Election
5:29 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Ala. Policy Institute Co-Founder Runs For Congress

Credit Alabama Policy I?nstituteThe co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute, Gary Palmer of Birmingham, has decided to go from advising politicians to being a politician.Edit | Remove

The co-founder and former president of the Alabama Policy Institute, Gary Palmer of Birmingham, has decided to go from advising politicians to being a politician.

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Private School Tax Credits
5:24 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

Rule On Private School Transfer Raises Concerns

The only proposed rule for Alabama's new private school tax credits that's raising any concern is one saying the credits don't apply for children already in private school.

The only proposed rule for Alabama's new private school tax credits that's raising any concern is one saying the credits don't apply for children already in private school.

Alabama's Revenue Department planned a full day Thursday for a public hearing about its proposed rules for implementing the new Alabama Accountability Act. Few people showed up.

The new law provides state tax credits for parents who transfer their children from a failing public school to a private school.

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Politics & Government
5:51 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Rick Santorum Returning to Alabama for Speech

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will address the Alabama Policy Institute's annual dinner Thursday, November 29 2012.
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The winner of Alabama's presidential primary in March, Rick Santorum, is headed back to the state.


The former Pennsylvania senator will address the Alabama Policy Institute's annual dinner Thursday night in Birmingham. Institute President Gary Palmer says Santorum will talk about where conservatives should look for hope in changing the direction of the country. Santorum participated in the institute's presidential candidate forum in Mobile in March.


Santorum recently said he's open to considering another presidential run in 2016.

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