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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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Restoring American Exceptionalism Simulcast in

January 19, 2012 J

This from our sister organization's (Americans for Prosperity Foundation - Arkansas) website. We hope to see you there!

American 15-year-olds rank 35th out of 57 countries in math and literacy!
America shouldn’t be 35th in anything. It’s time to Restore American Exceptionalism!

Rather than protecting and promoting failure, let’s put our kids first. Let’s do even more to support the teachers and the schools that are succeeding, but let’s hold those that are failing firmly accountable. Whether it’s a private school, a charter school, or a traditional public school, parents should have the right to choose the school that will do the best job educating my children. Every child deserves the best education we can give them – and every family has a right to choose the education that’s best for their child.

Getting to the bottom of the Arkansas Forestry Commission Debacle

January 17, 2012 J

This guest blog post by State Senator Missy Irvin gives an overview of the happenings in regards to the Arkansas Forestry Commission, accountability, and what's being done by our elected officials to get to the bottom of it all.

In early December, something extremely rare in state government occurred...a lay-off of state employees in mid-fiscal year. Nearly unprecedented, this deserved an extra look. More importantly, my constituents came to me in early February of 2011 with their concerns over rumors of financial distress. They were worried about losing their jobs and asked if I would help them. As an elected representative, this is one of my primary responsibilities – to assist my constituents and represent them through providing legislative oversight.

ICYMI: The “Not It” Game Continues With the Forestry Commission

January 16, 2012 J

[img_assist|nid=26021|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=194|height=300]David Kinkade updates us on the continuation of the "not it" blame game being played with the Forestry Commission mess. To read the full story click here. And how about that graphic, huh (to your left)? Kinkade simply kills it with the graphics.

It’s Friday the 13th, which is bad news for you if you planned on spending the night at Camp Crystal Lake, or if you are one of the 36 employees of the Arkansas Forestry Commission losing your job today due to the agency’s epic mismanagement.