Despite gaining some ground in 2017, Alabama state and local governments still collected less in taxes than state and local Read the full release.
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.
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.
How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2019 Edition
Another Year of Strong Growth in Alabama Tax Collections
The thriving economy produced another year of surging tax collections for Alabama’s General Fund and Education Trust Fund (ETF), the 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.
How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2018 Report
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.
Tax Reform Ranks #10 Among Alabama Voter Priorities
Background In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about Read the full release.
How Alabama Taxes Compare
Since late 1988, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama has produced an analysis of Alabama’s tax revenues. Relying on Read the full release.
Lowest Per Capita Tax Collections in the Nation
Alabama once again ranks last in per capita state and local tax collections, according to new data released by the Read the full release.
Back to the Basics on Taxes and Budgeting
With the Governor and Legislature still at odds over how to solve a $250 million shortfall in the state’s General 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.
PARCA Winter Quarterly Tackles Budgeting, Corrections, Medicaid, and Education
The PARCA Quarterly Winter 2015 edition provides perspective on Alabama’s budget challenges and reform efforts in education, Medicaid, and the Read the full release.