Making the Workforce System Work for Alabama

Alabama has a record low unemployment rate, with employers hungry for employees. It is a moment of great opportunity to Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Prison System: A Crisis in Corrections

By on March 5th, 2019 in , : in State & Local Government

How we view, value, and fund the justice system generally, and prisons, in particular, is complex and value-laden, particularly in Read the full release.  


The Lasting Effect of Alabama First Class Pre-K

By on January 28th, 2019 in , : in Education & Workforce Development

Students who attended the First Class Pre-K program in Alabama are more likely to be proficient in reading and math Read the full release.  


At 199, Alabama Still Growing, but Slowly

By on January 22nd, 2019 in , : in Quality of Life

As Alabama approaches its 200th birthday, the state is still adding population but at a slower rate than most of Read the full release.  


PARCA collaborates on new research showing Alabama’s First Class Pre-K students are performing better on academic assessments than others

By on January 7th, 2019 in , , : in Education & Workforce Development

Alabama public school students who participated in the state’s publicly funded First Class Pre-K program performed better on academic assessments Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2018 Report

By on December 12th, 2018 in , , : in State & Local Government

Alabama’s state and local governments collect less per capita in taxes than state and local governments in any other state Read the full release.  


Surging economy boosts Alabama 2018 General Fund and ETF Revenues

By on October 24th, 2018 in , , , : in State & Local Government

Thanks to a booming economy, Alabama saw significantly increased revenue to both the General Fund and the Education Trust Fund Read the full release.  


PARCA Statewide Constitutional Amendment Analysis

By on October 23rd, 2018 in , : in State & Local Government

When voters go to the polls on November 6, they’ll not only be electing a governor, legislators, and other state Read the full release.  


K-12 Education Ranks as the #1 Priority Among Alabama Voters

In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.  


Healthcare Ranks #2 Among Alabama Voter Priorities

By on October 17th, 2018 in , , : in Quality of Life

In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about the Read the full release.