ACPP news releases

Alabama fails to protect individual health insurance consumers

Insurance companies can deny health coverage to Alabamians with pre-existing conditions, refuse to pay for services needed to treat common ailments, and yank policies and deny payments when a consumer faces a rash of medical bills, Kimble Forrister of Arise Citizens' Policy Project (ACPP) said today. A new report shows that Alabama has no authority to protect consumers from such abuses.

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How much does Alabama give away in tax breaks?

Alabama is one of nine states that do not publish a report listing the tax breaks given to corporations and individuals, according to a study released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C.

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Alabama's income tax threshold still among nation's worst, study shows

Low-income families in Alabama owe state income tax at one of the lowest incomes in the country and pay the nation’s highest income tax bill on poverty-line earnings, according to a new report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research group based in Washington, D.C.

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PBS program on Alabama's tax system wins Emmy

An in-depth look at Alabama’s unfair tax system has received a prestigious Emmy Award from the Academy for Television Arts and Sciences. The program “Taxing the Poor” was first broadcast last April on the newsmagazine NOW on PBS. Producer Na Eng worked with Arise Citizens’ Policy Project to develop interviews and site visits for the report.

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Proposed cuts to child care subsidy place working families at risk

Parents of 3,000 children currently enrolled in the Alabama Child Care Subsidy Program soon will become ineligible for assistance if proposed Department of Human Resources rule changes go into effect next month.

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