ACPP news releases

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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Groups urge Alabama to use settlement money for Housing Trust Fund

Alabama should devote a portion of its national mortgage settlement funds to the state's new Housing Trust Fund, leaders of ACPP and the Low Income Housing Coalition of Alabama (LIHCA) said Monday. Atttorney General Luther Stranger announced earlier that most of the state's $25.3 million settlement will go to the Attorney General's Office, freeing up millions of General Fund dollars for Medicaid, public health and other public services.

"The people hurt the most by our nation's housing crisis deserve to benefit from the mortgage settlement," ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

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Read our new Housing Trust Fund fact sheet.

Read Nonprofit Quarterly article here.

Alabama once again has highest state income tax for families in poverty

Alabama families living at the poverty line paid more in state income tax in 2011 than families living in any other state, according to an annual report released today by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP), a nonprofit research group in Washington, D.C. Alabama also came within $100 of having the nation's lowest income tax threshold for a family of four last year, CBPP found.

"Low- and middle-income families in Alabama are paying more income taxes because the state has chosen to keep taxes low for the rich instead," ACPP executive director Kimble Forrister said.

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Do you have health insurance?

If you do, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will strengthen your coverage. If you don't, the ACA will help get you covered.

ACPP wants to help you understand how health care reform will benefit you and Alabama.

Read our invitation here.

Join us for Arise Lobby Day, Thurs., March 15!

From immigration to housing to health care, with budget cuts looming large, it's shaping up to be a dynamic legislative session for Arise issues. Make plans to bring a carload of citizen lobbyists to the 2012 Arise Lobby Day in Montgomery. Come to the State House and make your voice heard!

Get Lobby Day flyer here.

 

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