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Not A Penny Less

March 01, 2012 J

Your family of four made $35,000 in 2001.

Wouldn’t 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.

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