Despite gaining some ground in 2017, Alabama state and local governments still collected less in taxes than state and local Read the full release.
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.
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.
How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2019 Edition
Government Corruption and Ethics Ranks #3 Among Alabama Voter Priorities
In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.
What is the Budget Reform Task Force Studying?
The Alabama Legislature’s Joint Legislative Task Force on Budget Reform met for a third time this week in Montgomery continuing Read the full release.
Constitutional Amendments on the November Ballot
When Alabama voters go to the polls on November 8, they will be asked to consider adding 35 more amendments Read the full release.
First Meeting of Task Force on Budget Reform Wednesday
A newly formed Joint Legislative Task Force on Budget Reform meets for the first time this week in Montgomery: a Read the full release.
Resources for Understanding Alabama's Budget Process
As February approaches, the Legislature is preparing to return to Montgomery for yet another tough session of struggling with Alabama’s Read the full release.
PARCA Annual Survey of Public Opinion 2016
In January 2016, The Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama conducted its annual poll of public opinion. This is 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.