Legislative Alerts

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 […]

Our Periscope Conversation with Senator Tom Cotton

June 19, 2015

Yesterday, we had the opportunity to sit down with Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and we streamed our conversation live on Periscope. If you’ve never heard of Periscope, it’s a new application for your mobile device from the folks at Twitter that allows people to live stream video wherever they are to anyone else using the […]

Senator Tom Cotton: We’re Not Going To Raise Gas Taxes

June 02, 2015

Arkansas U.S. Senator Tom Cotton appeared this past Sunday on Talk Business and Politics with Roby Brock to discuss the status of the Highway Trust Fund. While some in Congress are trying to raise the gas tax on hardworking Americans, Senator Cotton stated that he doesn’t support raising taxes to pay for the highway bill. […]

Why John Brummett (and others) Are Wrong About The Capital Gains Tax

May 27, 2015

Last week, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett used his column space to continue his long-held tradition of griping about legislative efforts to reduce the capital gains tax. Brummett, along with tax-and-spend politicians like President Obama, love to paint the capital gains tax as a handout to a handful of ultra-wealthy elites, but the data shows […]

Lockheed Martin Deal: $87 Million In Debt For Arkansas Taxpayers

May 26, 2015

It’s no secret Arkansas is failing to attract jobs. Between June 2009 and June 2014 Arkansas only added 30,000 jobs ranking 47 out of 51 in job creation nationally. A root cause of this anemic growth has been a less-than hospitable businesses climate. Arkansas currently ranks 2nd in highest sales tax and has the 10th […]