Energy & Environment Issues
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.
Boozman voted to stop it and Pryor voted to allow the government to regulate the Internet. Via AFP VP of Policy Phil Kerpen:
On a 46-52 party line vote today, the Senate failed to stop the FCC's net neutrality power grab, the first government regulation of broadband Internet access in a decade. This regulation will now take effect on November 20, undermining investment and job creation and setting the stage for more pervasive Internet regulation in the future. The order is being challenged in court, however, and is likely to be struck down.
That's because the FCC did this with no legal authority, as the DC Circuit already found recently in Comcast v. FCC. Congress never passed legislation authorizing these regulations, and in fact all 95 candidates who campaigned on the idea last year lost. Perfect record of failure.
If there was a glimmer of hope found in our first quarter Arkansas Consumer Confidence Report, our second quarter survey may have dashed it.
Rising gasoline prices and fear of higher costs on goods and services have consumers hunkered down.
[img_assist|nid=23903|title=|desc=|link=none|align=left|width=300|height=292]Oh - that pesky Fact Checker. Why does it always have to ruin Obama's version of the truth?
Chrysler has repaid every dime and more of what it owes American taxpayers for their support during my presidency.
Over regulation sucks. End of story.
Two leading makers of lighting products are showcasing LED bulbs that are bright enough to replace energy-guzzling 100-watt light bulbs set to disappear from stores in January.