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Thanks Senator Boozman

As we are all either trying to wind our way down to the new year or get those last couple of presents squared away, Washington, DC was at it again trying to spend away the future. The good news is that Senator Boozman kept his promise to preserve spending limits. We hope that you take [...]

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Oh goody! Another tax… on everyone

November 09, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=25444|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=225|height=300]That's right folks! Just in time to kick your holiday cheer into high gear! Our illustrious president has decided freshly cut Christmas Trees need a tax. Now for those of you who say "But Obama only taxes the rich," well... no... this tax is on everyone. This isn't even to mention how a new tax would affect local Christmas Tree farms. Who knows... maybe President Obama thought this was just as good of an idea as many of our state legislators did about the Amazon tax.

Why is the tax necessary? To pay for a big fancy government marketing campaign about....Christmas trees.

David Addington at Heritage has more:

State does have debt

October 25, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=25281|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=225] Jason Tolbert, the Tolbert Report on Talk Business, did some digging and (low and behold!) found that Arkansas has a total debt of over $25 billion. We've been warning about this for over a year now, and we're thankful that Jason brought this public on his blog and news site.

Today, State Budget Solutions (SBS), a nonprofit organization advocating for fundamental reform of state budgets, released a report showing Arkansas ranking 14th overall in the amount of total state debt and 17th on a per capita basis with a total combined debt of over $25 billion.

AR jobless rate steady, but manufacturing falls

October 24, 2011 J

[img_assist|nid=25279|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=300]Thanks to Talk Business and Michael Tilley of The City Wire for the following numbers and information.

ArkansasÂ’ jobless rate during September was 8.3%, unchanged from August and up over 7.8% in September 2010. The number of unemployed in Arkansas increased an estimated 6,301 between September 2010 and September 2011.

The September rate marks the 31st consecutive month the Arkansas jobless rate has been above 7%. Prior to the August report, the 8.3% jobless rate had not been reached since March 1987.