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 ...
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, 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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]