Legislative Alerts

Opportunity Abounds In Gas Tax Discussion

November 12, 2015

Several members of the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding have endorsed a significant increase in Arkansas’s gasoline and diesel taxes, a policy that would take more money out of the pockets of Arkansas workers and families. But in the past week, the Speaker of the House, the Senate President, and the Governor himself have […]

In Case You Missed It: Utah Rejects Arkansas-Style Medicaid Expansion

October 22, 2015

In case you missed it, the Utah legislature rejected a plan last week to expand Medicaid using an Arkansas-style approach similar to the so-called “Private Option.” The Salt Lake Tribune says the plan was “dead on arrival,” drawing the support of just seven of the House’s sixty-three Republican members. According to The Hill, the Utah […]

Why Find Solutions When You Could Just Raise Everyone’s Taxes?

September 28, 2015

“We need to raise the gas tax by 10 cents – as soon as possible.” That was the idea put forward by the Executive Director of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation this weekend on Talk Business and Politics. The President of the Arkansas Trucking Association joined in, expressing support for a five-cent per gallon tax […]

No Need For Arkansas To Continue With A State Exchange

September 23, 2015

In response to arguments made by those who support the creation of a state-based healthcare exchange, the Advance Arkansas Institute has produced a detailed policy paper outlining the reasons why it’s wrong for Arkansas. As AAI points out, there is no reason for Arkansas to move to a state exchange, especially in light of the […]

Could Arkansans Face A $125 Million Tax Hike?

September 09, 2015

The latest meeting of the Governor’s Highway Funding Working Group was not a good one for taxpayers. According to a recap of the meeting from Talk Business, several members of the working group called for a massive gas tax hike on Arkansas motorists. Craig Douglass, executive director of the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation, called for […]