arkansas Legislative Alerts

Why John Brummett (and others) Are Wrong About The Capital Gains Tax

May 27, 2015

Last week, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett used his column space to continue his long-held tradition of griping about legislative efforts to reduce the capital gains tax. Brummett, along with tax-and-spend politicians like President Obama, love to paint the capital gains tax as a handout to a handful of ultra-wealthy elites, but the data shows […]

Lockheed Martin Deal: $87 Million In Debt For Arkansas Taxpayers

May 26, 2015

It’s no secret Arkansas is failing to attract jobs. Between June 2009 and June 2014 Arkansas only added 30,000 jobs ranking 47 out of 51 in job creation nationally. A root cause of this anemic growth has been a less-than hospitable businesses climate. Arkansas currently ranks 2nd in highest sales tax and has the 10th […]

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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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