Legislative Alerts

Re-Examining the Highway Funding Formula

September 01, 2015

After the last meeting of the Governor’s Highway Funding Working Group, Brenda Blagg at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette wrote a column about Highway Commissioner Frank Scott, Jr.’s suggestion that any new money diverted to the highway department be split 80% to 20% with the cities and counties as opposed to the traditional 70% to 30% split. […]

Reducing The Burden For Highway Funding

August 31, 2015

As we mentioned last week, there are some ideas that have been discussed by the Governor’s Highway Funding Working Group that would help address the highway funding shortfall without raising taxes. One such idea is demanding accountability in how cities and counties spend the $0.32 cents on each dollar they receive from AHTD, mostly in […]

NO Gas Tax Hike!

August 27, 2015

As the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding meets to discuss solutions to the highway department’s funding dilemma, one “solution” that keeps popping up over and over is an increase in the state’s gasoline tax. As the Democrat-Gazette reports: Randy Zook, president and chief executive officer of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, pointed to […]

Local Accountability Needed In Highway Funding

August 25, 2015

The Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding has been meeting for several months now to try and solve the funding problem at the Arkansas Highway Transportation Department (AHTD). Some of the ideas that have been presented, such as an increase in the gas tax, are bad ideas that should be opposed. But other ideas that […]

Obamacare Medicaid Eligibility Check Long Overdue

August 13, 2015

Shouldn’t Arkansas root out fraud and abuse of government welfare programs to ensure that taxpayer funds are there for the truly vulnerable and needy among us? Defenders of Arkansas’s Medicaid expansion under Obamacare have been complaining loudly this week about the eligibility verification process and the news that several thousand Medicaid recipients have been removed […]