arkansas Legislative Alerts

NO Gas Tax Hike!

August 27, 2015

As the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding meets to discuss solutions to the highway department’s funding dilemma, one “solution” that keeps popping up over and over is an increase in the state’s gasoline tax. As the Democrat-Gazette reports: Randy Zook, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, pointed to […]

Local Accountability Needed In Highway Funding

August 25, 2015

The Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding has been meeting for several months now to try and solve the funding problem at the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD). Some of the ideas that have been presented, such as an increase in the gas tax, are bad ideas that should be opposed. But other ideas that […]

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AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS: GAS TAX HIKE WILL HURT ARKANSAS FAMILIES

August 26, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After reports from Talk Business and Politics that the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation is calling for a $138 million gas tax hike, Americans for Prosperity announced its opposition to an increase in the gas tax with the following response: “The simple truth is that Arkansans cannot afford any more tax increases,” […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS: DON’T LET THE EPA DRIVE UP ELECTRICITY COSTS

August 03, 2015

Today President Obama announced his “Clean Power Plan” rules; Americans for Prosperity Arkansas is Urging State Officials to Not Submit an Implementation  Plan LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Today the Obama administration released its so-called “Clean Power Plan” regulations after a two year delay, and Americans for Prosperity Arkansas is calling on state officials to not […]

ICYMI: Internet Tax Bad For Us, Business

July 20, 2015

In case you missed it, AFP-Arkansas State Director David Ray’s op-ed about the Internet sales tax debate in Congress appeared in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Saturday, July 18th The op-ed can be read online here, and the full column can be read below: Another cash grab: Internet tax bad for us, business By David Ray, […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY-ARKANSAS APPLAUDS EXPIRATION OF THE EXPORT-IMPORT BANK

July 01, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Americans for Prosperity-Arkansas issued the following statement after yesterday’s expiration of the Export-Import Bank: “For years, Americans for Prosperity has fought the reauthorization of the Export-Import bank and thanks to our grassroots activists contacting their lawmakers, Washington is so divided on the issue that the bank will not be reauthorized,” said […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY-ARKANSAS APPLAUDS ATTORNEY GENERAL RUTLEDGE FOR CHALLENGING EPA RULE

June 30, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Americans for Prosperity – Arkansas issued the following statement Tuesday applauding Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for joining a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Army Corps of Engineers over the controversial Waters of the U.S. Rule (WOTUS). “This harmful EPA rule threatens the private property rights of Arkansans and […]

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