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.

PARCA provides:
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.


PARCA compares municipal finances in Alabama, gets mayors’ perspective

How Alabama Cities Finances Compare How Alabama City Finances Compare is the ninth edition of PARCA’s study of Alabama city Read the full release.  


PARCA’s 2017 Public Opinion Survey Results are Here

Today, PARCA released the results of its annual public opinion survey. The poll of over 350 Alabama residents was conducted 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.  


PARCA Poll of Public Attitudes on Taxes, Education, Corrections and Medicaid

According to a new poll of public opinion commissioned by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, state residents would Read the full release.