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State & Local Government

Latest Reports

Alabama County and MSA Population Trends

The latest estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show continued strong growth in the Huntsville metropolitan statistical area (MSA), slightly Read the full release.  

Revisiting How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2018

With just a few hours remaining to file state and federal taxes, revisit our 2018 analysis of state and local Read the full release.  

Prisons, education, taxes, trust in government. What do Alabamians think?

See the Full Survey A slight majority of Alabamians oppose building new prisons, but an overwhelming majority support expanding rehabilitation Read the full release.  

Subject

Education & Workforce Development

Latest Reports

Practices of Top Gaining Schools on the ACT

After publishing ACT results for the graduating Class of 2018, PARCA contacted several of the schools and systems in Alabama Read the full release.  

How Are Alabama Students Performing? 2018 Scantron Results

Less than half of Alabama public school students in grades 3-8 scored proficient on grade level tests of reading and Read the full release.  

Alabama High School ACT Scores for the Class of 2018

Alabama public high school students’ performance on the ACT was down slightly in 2018, after hitting a high point in Read the full release.  

Subject

Quality of Life

Latest Reports

Leaders in the Shoals Seek Greater Collaboration

Energized by a climate of opportunity and a burst of positive attention for the region, civic leaders in the Shoals Read the full release.  

At 199, Alabama Still Growing, but Slowly

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

Healthcare Ranks #2 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.