Legislative Alerts

Legislature Makes Strides Toward More School Choice

March 30, 2015

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 […]

Why Legislators Should Welcome Uber

March 26, 2015

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 […]

SB757 – Protecting Your Private Property Rights

March 09, 2015

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 […]

More Tax Cuts To Come This Session?

March 03, 2015

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 […]

Support HB1422 – Stop Tax Increases AND Increase Voter Turnout

March 02, 2015

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 […]