Improving Lives in Alabama
The Johnson Center is proud to announce Improving Lives in Alabama: A Vision for Economic Freedom and Prosperity. This comprehensive study examines current policy approaches to some of the most important issues facing Alabama to identify policies that help build a better Alabama for generations to come.
The study’s 12 chapters document the research findings and important policy lessons drawn from in-depth studies on topics including tax and healthcare policy, labor and legal regulations, as well as pension, education and economic development policies. These issues have a significant impact on the health of Alabama’s economy and the well-being of its citizens now, and in the future.
Getting Alabama’s economic policies right is crucial to improving the lives of Alabamians. This study compilation aims to put Alabama on a path for growth, and greater prosperity and opportunity.
The study recommends both immediate policy initiatives, and offers long-term policy goals to increase freedom and prosperity in Alabama.
Policy Papers Series
The Johnson Center occasionally publishes research regarding matters of importance to the State of Alabama and the region of the Southeast United States. These papers serve to educate the public and to inform policymakers and other leaders about the economic theories and implications involved in different areas of public policy.
Occupational Licensing in Alabama
The Johnson Center in partnership with the Alabama Policy Institute is examining occupational licensing. Occupational licensing imposes mandatory professional requirements on individuals seeking entry into a profession. Over time, licensure requirements have been extended to cover more and more occupations, and can include educational and experience requirements in addition to a wide assortment of fees.