Your family of four made $35,000 in 2001.
Wouldnt it be nice if you saw a 150% budget increase and were making $52,500 now? $300% increase and were $105,000 this year? What if you received a 500% increase and were making $175,000.
Your family may not have been that lucky but Arkansas state government agencies have been. On average, over the last ten years state government has grown 159% with some agencies seeing a 500% increase.
Earlier this afternoon, Arkansas legislators increased government spending another 3.5%. See who voted and how they voted below.
Having refused to even consider a budget alternative that would have saved $40 million in the Medicaid trust fund by eliminating politicians pork barrel projects (earmarks) and made minor cuts that amounted to less than ½ of 1% of spending.
If you are tired of ever growing government spending and want to do something about it, then join AFP Arkansas November is Coming Team.