Action Plan For Arkansas Now Online!

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The Advance Arkansas Institute’s newest edition of our Action Plan for Arkansas is now available to the public online! Our brand-new, 200-page report supplies an extensive conservative legislative agenda for policymakers and concerned citizens — if implemented by the state legislature, our plan could make Arkansas a much more free and prosperous state. The policy areas covered in the report include property rights protection, health care reform, lawsuit reform, government transparency, and … [Read more...]

Our Annual Request to You

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Now it’s time for us to go all PBS on you. We’ve had a busy and successful year promoting conservative solutions, but we don’t take government grants and we can’t ask George Soros to pay the bills. Instead, we ask our members -- freedom-loving conservatives like you -- to help us out with a donation. If you haven’t already, why not become a member of the Advance Arkansas Institute? Unlike the other gifts you’ve given this year, your gift to the Advance Arkansas Institute -- which produces … [Read more...]

A Christmas Present to Taxpayers

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Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson has said that tax reform will be one of his top priorities. The Advance Arkansas Institute’s recently-released Action Plan for Arkansas explains how Arkansas can lower tax rates without costing the state treasury revenue. More precisely, we think that our new governor and legislature should follow the lead of the Reagan Administration and the bipartisan Congress of 1986, which cooperated to create one of the greatest domestic policy achievements of the last … [Read more...]

Join Us Next Friday!

E-Vite (November 21)

The Advance Arkansas Institute will host a luncheon -- entitled “Three Big Ideas” -- on Friday, November 21, in Little Rock. During our luncheon, three experts will provide a brief outline of changes in federal policy that would advance America: Professor Phil Oliver of the UALR-Bowen Law School, business owner Rachael Cox, and AAI president Dan Greenberg. Our speakers will focus on tax reform, immigration reform and free trade. You should come! The first 50 people to register get a … [Read more...]

Another Case Shows Need For Right-To-Record Law

Filming Cops (Sebastian County)

Another law enforcement agency was in the news recently after it paid the cost for attempting to restrict the right of citizens to film law enforcement. After a Sebastian County Sheriff’s Deputy agreed to accept a $40,000 judgement against himself for, apparently, arresting a citizen who was filming cops executing a search warrant, the Sebastian County Sheriff’s Office decided it needed to remind its employees about a little ol’ thing called the Constitution. From Arkansas News: Following … [Read more...]

Sales Tax Holiday Leads to High Tax Hangover

Sales Tax Free Weekend

All tax reductions aren’t created equal -- and nowhere is this more evident than in this weekend’s annual sales tax holiday. Because of tax changes passed in 2011, some purchases of clothing and school supplies will be free from taxation on Saturday and Sunday. Many politicians in the middle of campaign season take the week before this holiday as a chance to boast about their tax-cutting bonafides. However, this temporary tax respite leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to fostering … [Read more...]

Will You Help Us Advance Freedom In Arkansas?

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The Arkansas Project, as an affiliate of the Advance Arkansas Institute, depends on tax-deductible contributions from freedom-loving Arkansans like you who share our commitment to a free and prosperous society. When you support The Arkansas Project and AAI, you are not just a contributor -- you become a member and a part of our team. Not only will you be helping continue our daily news coverage here at TheArkansasProject.com, but you’ll be sent the latest AAI publications, reports, newsletters, … [Read more...]

Term Limits Camouflage

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The debate over extending legislative term limits in Arkansas is only just beginning. Unfortunately, that debate has been diluted: in this year’s legislative session, the legislature opted to couple term limits extension measure with ethics reform. The amendment’s ballot title says nothing about extending term limits. Instead, it mostly discusses ethics reforms and then, in the last line, says it is intended to “establish” term limits. This, to say the least, has concerned many conservatives … [Read more...]