AFP-Arkansas opposes Senate Bill 54, which mandates that state construction projects use 25% “Made in America” steel and iron materials. This patriotic-sounding mandate sounds great, but as with every other government mandate, it is the taxpayers who suffer from the resulting high costs and increased waste. By mandating what types of products a construction project [...]
Hardworking Arkansans deserve an energy policy that is based on market principles, not one that is based on extending handouts to politically connected industries. Enacting policies that threaten electrical grid reliability and drive up energy prices is not why they sent their elected representatives to Washington.
During his 2008 campaign, President Obama promised, “if somebody wants to build a coal plant, they can — it’s just that it will bankrupt them.” It’s now 2012, and here’s how he’s doing it. The EPA’s new Utility MACT regulation has the stated purpose of reducing mercury emissions at power plants, but there is no [...]
Tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. Arkansas Legislators on the Arkansas Legislative Council (ALC) Committee will undertake several important matters. One that we would like to highlight, though, is about the gift that keeps on giving - Health Insurance Exchanges.
As we've previously stated (and you, we're sure, know) - health insurance exchange legislation was killed during the 2012 regular session. The problem is that Governor Mike Beebe and Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford keep bringing it back up. This time the Governor and Commissioner Bradford will push legislators to spend $7.4 MILLION to implement Obama’s Health Care Exchange.
[img_assist|nid=26985|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=200]President Obama will be making a photo-op stop in Cushing, Oklahoma on Thursday, March 22 at 9:30 a.m. Interestingly enough this happens to be the "pipeline crossroads of the world" and, as we're sure you remember, the Keystone Pipeline (Keystone XL) would've been a big deal for jobs and businesses in Cushing and here at home in Arkansas.
Unfortunately for us, though, the pipeline was made into a political game and, as Senator Mark Pryor said recently, probably won't be approved until after the election.
With that said, AFP-Arkansas is asking people to join us as we head to Cushign, OK to let the President know how we view his decision on Keystone XL. The details are below. We hope to see you there!
When: Thursday, March 22, 2012
Where: 2 buses will leave from AFP-Arkansas HQ (1800 S. 52nd in Rogers, AR) at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.