arkansas Legislative Alerts

Legislature Makes Strides Toward More School Choice

March 30, 2015

The Arkansas Senate will soon vote on HB1552, sponsored by Rep. Doug House, which would create the Succeed Scholarship Program. This program would allow students with special needs to receive a scholarship to a private school of choice. AFP-Arkansas supports this bill because it increases the educational opportunities available to some of Arkansas’s most vulnerable […]

Why Legislators Should Welcome Uber

March 26, 2015

The Arkansas House will soon vote on SB800, sponsored by Sen. Jason Rapert, to allow transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Arkansas despite attempts by localities (mainly Little Rock and Fayetteville) to onerously regulate and stifle their business. Across the country, we’ve seen several instances where the taxicab industry (which doesn’t […]

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AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN TO EDUCATE PULASKI COUNTY RESIDENTS ON PROPERTY TAXES

April 14, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As Pulaski County Special School District prepares for a May 12th special election to increase property taxes, Americans for Prosperity Arkansas is launching a campaign to educate residents of Pulaski County on property taxes. “Pulaski County residents pay the highest median property taxes  in central Arkansas, and with families living paycheck-to-paycheck […]

In Case You Missed It: Time for congress to break import-export bank

April 10, 2015

In case you missed it, AFP-Arkansas State Director David Ray’s op-ed about the Export-Import Bank appeared in The Jonesboro Sun on Wednesday, April 8th. The full column can be read below:   Time for congress to break import-export bank There’s an important debate raging in Washington about an issue that few Arkansans are even aware […]

EX-IM CHAIRMAN DEFENDS CORPORATE WELFARE

April 08, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – David Ray, state director of Americans for Prosperity Arkansas, issued the following statement Tuesday in response to a speech delivered at the Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock by Fred Hochberg, Chairman and President of the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank: “Arkansans don’t support the kind of corporate welfare and taxpayer-funded […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS: “TAXPAYERS DESERVE BETTER THAN $40 MILLION SPENT ON EARMARKS”

March 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Americans for Prosperity Arkansas issued the following statement Monday in response to the $40 million of earmarks, known as Government Improvement Funds (GIF), agreed to by legislative leaders and Governor Asa Hutchinson. “Arkansans deserve better than $40 million of their hard-earned tax dollars being spent on earmark projects,” said AFP-Arkansas State […]

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