We commit to this PARCA report

By on January 24th, 2015 in : in FP - What People Say

WHAT PEOPLE SAY “We commit to this PARCA report because we want this community to see and hear the truth.” Read the full release.  


PARCA showed us deficiencies

By on January 24th, 2015 in : in FP - What People Say

WHAT PEOPLE SAY “PARCA showed us deficiencies we couldn’t see for ourselves, saving the city $8 million.”   – Todd Read the full release.  


Court cost collections continue to sag

By on December 23rd, 2014 in , , , : in State & Local Government

In tough budget years, lawmakers have often looked for alternative ways to bring in revenue to support state government operations. Read the full release.  


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.