Legislative Alerts

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 […]

Setting the Record Straight On Internet Sales Taxes

August 07, 2015

Last week, State Representative Kelly Linck (R-Flippin), wrote an op-ed to the Democrat-Gazette criticizing AFP’s stance against an Internet sales tax. AFP State Director David Ray had previously written an op-ed that was critical of a proposal in Congress to enact an Internet sales tax. This week, AFP State Director David Ray submitted the following […]

Surprise! States With Lower Income Taxes Lead The Recovery…

July 27, 2015

New research from the Arkansas Policy Foundation shows that since the end of the recession in 2009, states with low (or zero) income taxes are leading the way in job creation. Meanwhile, states with higher income tax rates lag behind both the national average as well as their regional counterparts. As a high income tax […]