AAI Releases First-Ever Judicial Questionnaire

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The Advance Arkansas Institute (AAI) released the responses to its first-ever appellate judicial candidate questionnaire today. AAI sent a questionnaire in November 2015 to the nine judicial candidates on the 2016 ballot who are pursuing a seat on either the state Court of Appeals or the state Supreme Court. Of those nine, six chose not to respond. The three candidates who … [Read more...]

AAI Releases 2016 Legislative Candidate Survey

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With early voting in the 2016 primary election a little over six weeks away, the Advance Arkansas Institute (AAI) released its 2016 candidate survey today. AAI sent a questionnaire to every state  legislative primary candidate on the 2016 ballot. Some chose not to respond. If a candidate didn’t respond, his answers are marked with question marks. The survey focuses on … [Read more...]

Our Annual Request To You

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The Christmas season is a great time to visit family, drink eggnog, and shamelessly ask for monetary contributions. For those who’ve already donated to the Advance Arkansas Institute (AAI), I thought this would be a good time to look at some of the successes AAI (which runs this blog) had in 2015. AAI’s three biggest victories were in the areas of criminal justice, First … [Read more...]

Who Are AAI’s Friends Of Freedom?

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The Advance Arkansas Institute (AAI) will announce its biennial “Friends Of Freedom” awards in a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 15 in the Old Supreme Court room at the state Capitol. Dan Greenberg, AAI President, will give several state legislators AAI’s “Friends of Freedom” award. These legislators represent the top tier of scorers on AAI’s soon-to-be-released … [Read more...]

How Freedom Of Choice Improves Public Health In Arkansas

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Nicotine consumption used to be simple. Those who wanted to smoke tobacco grabbed a cigarette, or maybe a cigar or pipe, and lit up. Today that seems so old-fashioned. We now have electronic devices that provide nicotine in a form that resembles smoking -- but lacks many of smoking’s negative side effects. Many people are turning to e-cigarettes or other devices to “vape” … [Read more...]