Legislative Alerts

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 […]

Tell your legislators – NO tax increase!

February 18, 2015J

Arkansans already pay some of the highest state sales taxes and income taxes anywhere in the country, yet some legislators in Little Rock still think you should be paying more. HB1156, filed by Rep. Charles Blake, would create a roughly $1.5 million new tax that would apply to Arkansans who use E-cigarettes and vaporizers as […]