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: “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 […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS STATE DIRECTOR TESTIFIES ON BEHALF OF SB183

February 25, 2015

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS STATE DIRECTOR TESTIFIES ON BEHALF OF SB183 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — David Ray, state director of Americans for Prosperity Arkansas, testified Wednesday morning before the Senate Public Health Committee in support of the Senate Bill 183 (also known as the “Reliable, Affordable, and Safe Power Act”), which addresses Arkansas’s response to […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS THANKS AG RUTLEDGE FOR PROTECTING ARKANSAS RATEPAYERS

February 18, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Americans for Prosperity Arkansas released the following statement in response to Attorney General Leslie Rutledge’s announcement that her office will intervene in a lawsuit against President Obama’s so-called “Clean Power Plan.” “All Arkansans who care about reliable, affordable, and safe energy should thank Attorney General Rutledge for standing up to President […]

AMERICANS FOR PROSPERITY ARKANSAS APPLAUDS HOUSE APPROVAL OF KEYSTONE XL

February 12, 2015

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Americans for Prosperity Arkansas applauds lawmakers for their vote to approve Keystone XL. State Director of Americans for Prosperity Arkansas, David Ray, issued the following statement in response to the approval: “We want to thank Reps. Crawford, Hill, Womack and Westerman for passing legislation that will bring energy and cost savings […]

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