ACT Aspire Statewide Results

The Alabama Department of Education this week released statewide results of its Grades 3-8 assessment tests, broadly known as the ACT Read the full release.  


The Nation's Longest Constitution Just Got Longer

Enlarge to explore. It’s now official. In 2014, Alabama added 12 more amendments to its constitution, bringing the total number to Read the full release.  


Budding interest in changing the way we budget in Alabama?

By on November 21st, 2014 in , , : in State & Local Government

Budget discussion, State Board of Education, Nov. 12 With the General Fund facing an acute shortfall and the education budget Read the full release.  


2014 Education Trust Fund Performance

While the looming shortfall in Alabama’s ailing General Fund has received much attention, the state’s Education Trust Fund (ETF) isn’t Read the full release.  


A Look at 2014's Anemic General Fund Performance

The final tallies are in for fiscal year 2014 collections to the state’s General Fund. The results are, as usual, Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Corrections Conundrum

The Alabama Department of Corrections has jurisdiction over more than 32,000 individuals who’ve been convicted of a crime and are Read the full release.  


A New Prescription for Medicaid

By on October 13th, 2014 in , , : in Quality of Life

Any attempt to address the perennial shortfalls faced by the state’s General Fund account has to start with attention to Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Ailing General Fund

When the new legislature convenes in 2015, it will face an old problem: a shortfall in the state’s $1.8 billion Read the full release.  


While Alabama incomes lag behind other states, so do the prices we pay

Earlier this year, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released a new way of looking at income and prices across Read the full release.  


The Potential Economic Impact of Raising the High School Graduation Rate

Raising Alabama’s high school graduation rate to 90 percent would produce an economic impact to the state’s economy similar to Read the full release.