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AFP-Arkansas Expresses Concern Over Council Vote to Further Health Care Exchanges

April 24, 2012 J

Today Americans for Prosperity – Arkansas expressed grave concern in response to the Arkansas Legislative Council (ALC) voting in favor of spending well over $7 million to implement key components of the President Obama's Healthcare Bill.

Two weeks ago the Council's PEER sub-committee denied this funding request from Insurance Commissioner Jay Bradford. Never-the-less the matter was brought before the ALC for review.

“It is disappointing that Governor Beebe, Commissioner Bradford and members of the state legislature are pushing such a liberal agenda from Washington DC that Arkansans have so clearly rejected." said AFP-Arkansas Director Teresa Oelke.

"Arkansas will have no control of the decisions, we have no idea how much a HIE will cost or how we will pay for it. This is Washington style spending that disgusts the hardworking taxpayers of Arkansas."

State Senator Bruce Holland Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

April 24, 2012 J

The Arkansas chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-AR) today applauded State Senator Bruce Holland (6th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Holland joins more than 600 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “We encourage all of Arkansas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Arkansas signers include: U.S. Senator John Boozman; U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack; well as numerous state lawmakers and candidates for office.

State Senator Bill Pritchard Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

April 24, 2012 J

The Arkansas chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-AR) today applauded State Senator Bill Pritchard (35th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Pritchard joins more than 600 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “We encourage all of Arkansas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Arkansas signers include: U.S. Senator John Boozman; U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack; well as numerous state lawmakers and candidates for office.

State Senate Candidate Mike Akin Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

April 24, 2012 J

The Arkansas chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-AR) today applauded State Senate candidate Mike Akin (26th District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Akin joins more than 600 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “We encourage all of Arkansas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Arkansas signers include: U.S. Senator John Boozman; U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack; well as numerous state lawmakers and candidates for office.

State Senate Candidate Jim Sorvillo Signs No Climate Tax Pledge

April 24, 2012 J

The Arkansas chapter of the grassroots free market group Americans for Prosperity (AFP-AR) today applauded State Senate candidate Jim Sorvillo (32nd District) for signing the group’s No Climate Tax pledge. Sorvillo joins more than 600 bipartisan lawmakers and candidates on the federal, state and local levels pledging to “oppose legislation relating to climate change that includes a net increase in government revenue.”

“The one thing elected officials should be able to agree on is that global warming shouldn’t be used as an excuse to hike taxes on citizens and businesses,” said AFP-AR State Director Teresa Oelke. “We encourage all of Arkansas’ elected officials and candidates for elected office to sign the pledge.”

Arkansas signers include: U.S. Senator John Boozman; U.S. Representatives Rick Crawford, Tim Griffin and Steve Womack; well as numerous state lawmakers and candidates for office.