Alabama cannot grow and prosper without effective, ethical, and transparent government at the state and local levels. PARCA explores the provision of key government services, the taxes and spending that support these services, and ways in which key decisions are made.

PARCA provides:
Analysis of proposed amendments to Alabama’s Constitution.
Comparative studies of Alabama’s budgets and taxes.
Comparative studies of municipal finances.
SMART budgeting analysis for cities and counties.
Program evaluations of government agencies.


Lowest Per Capita Tax Collections in the Nation

Alabama once again ranks last in per capita state and local tax collections, according to new data released by the Read the full release.  


General Fund Sputters Along

Despite the healthy economy, the state’s General Fund posted its usual sputtering performance in 2015, according to the state’s year-end Read the full release.  


PARCA Talks State Budget

With the passage of the state’s general fund budget last week, PARCA Senior Research Associate Tom Spencer took a moment Read the full release.  


Back to the Basics on Taxes and Budgeting

With the Governor and Legislature still at odds over how to solve a $250 million shortfall in the state’s General Read the full release.  


Governor Pledges Bold Action on the Budget at PARCA Annual Meeting

Speaking before a sell-out crowd of more than 400 at the Harbert Center on Friday, Feb. 13, Gov. Robert Bentley Read the full release.