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 ...
The Arkansas Senate will soon vote on HB1552, sponsored by Rep. Doug House, which would create the Succeed Scholarship Program. This program would allow students with special needs to receive a scholarship to a private school of choice. AFP-Arkansas supports this bill because it increases the educational opportunities available to some of Arkansas’s most vulnerable […]
The Arkansas House will soon vote on SB800, sponsored by Sen. Jason Rapert, to allow transportation network companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Arkansas despite attempts by localities (mainly Little Rock and Fayetteville) to onerously regulate and stifle their business. Across the country, we’ve seen several instances where the taxicab industry (which doesn’t […]
The 5th Amendment to our U.S. Constitution reads, in part, that “Nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation.” In order to protect private property rights, two criteria must be met when eminent domain is used. First, the taking must be for a legitimate public use, such as for the construction […]
On Sunday during an appearance on Capitol View, House Speaker Jeremy Gillam (Judsonia) was asked by KARK’s Bob Clausen what issues he would like to address that have not been dealt this so far this session. Here was Speaker Gillam’s response: CLAUSEN: “If there’s one thing you would like to have seen gotten further this […]
When was the last time you voted in a Special Election? If you’re like most voters, you probably don’t remember. If you’re a North Little Rock voter, the odds are you didn’t get out on Valentine’s Day in 2011 to vote. But while most people were enjoying a romantic date night with their spouse or […]