ACPP news releases

Higher minimum wage would benefit nearly 500,000 Alabamians, study shows

Increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.80 per hour would create 1,800 net new jobs in Alabama and give nearly half a million Alabamians a raise, according to a study released Tuesday by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a nonprofit policy research organization based in Washington, D.C.

"A minimum wage increase would be good for low-income Alabamians and good for our economy," ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

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Appeals court blocks HB 56's school requirements

The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals dealt a severe blow to Alabama's anti-immigration law Monday, with a particularly stinging rebuke of provisions regarding K-12 schools. The decision came in two separate rulings on USA v. Alabama and HICA v. Alabama.

"Alabama's legislators let a Kansas politician use them as a guinea pig, and we paid the price in months of lawsuits and in the suffering of children and families," ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said. "It's going to take a long time to heal the wounds caused by this mean-spirited law."

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New women's health benefits take effect today

Today is a brighter day for women's health in Alabama. August 1 marks the beginning of new health insurance benefits for women, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.

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ACA decision big win for Alabama

The U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision upholding the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a huge victory for all Alabamians, Arise Citizens' Policy Project executive director Kimble Forrister said Thursday. The ruling is especially important for hundreds of thousands of people in our state who want health insurance but can't afford it or have been denied coverage because of pre-existing conditions. Under the ACA, federal incentives for covering uninsured Alabamians offer a $10 billion economic boost to the state.

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Obama tax approach would save more for low-income Alabamians, study shows

Low- and middle-income Alabamians would pay higher federal taxes next year under congressional Republicans' approach to extending the Bush tax cuts than they would under President Obama's approach, according to a study released Wednesday by Citizens for Tax Justice (CTJ) and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP). The report also finds that the top 1 percent of Alabama's income earners would pay $34,040 less on average under the GOP approach to the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts than under the Obama plan.

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