New Poll: It’s Over for Arkansas Obamacare

PO Support Drops (No People)

Yesterday, Impact Management released a new poll showing Congressman Tom Cotton leading Senator Mark Pryor 47-43% in the race for U.S. Senate. More impressively, Cotton is also winning independents 56-28%. But there’s another data set in the Impact poll that will be of great interest to Arkansas taxpayers. Pollsters asked respondents if they opposed or supported the … [Read more...]

The Greatest Political Contest in 2014: Who Can Be Most Offended?

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In 2014, the most powerful thing you can do in politics is be “offended” or “outraged.” It’s a tool that campaigns and politicians -- on both sides of the aisle -- often use to generate press coverage, volunteers, and even fundraising. It’s a fun game: if someone attacks you, respond that you’re outraged. If a new poll shows you down by 10 points, get offended and change the … [Read more...]

Regulatory Rhetoric: Ross, Hutchinson Outline Plans for Reigning in Bureaucracy

Asa Mike Bobble Heads

Late last week, gubernatorial candidate and former Congressman Mike Ross released his 46-page -- yes, I said 46-page -- “jobs plan.” The first half of the plan focuses on desperate pandering to teacher’s unions education, with Ross making the (unconvincing) case for more government spending in the form of expanded Pre-K. We'll take a look at his education and tax reform … [Read more...]

Top Arkansas Cronies Say They Shouldn’t Have To Defend Cronyism

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Last month, some of the state’s top cronies penned a letter to Arkansas gubernatorial candidates, asking them to pledge their support for continued taxpayer funding of their favorite pet projects. According to the authors of the letter, including State Chamber of Commerce CEO Randy Zook, they “shouldn’t have to explain” the benefits of the governor’s Quick Action Closing … [Read more...]

What The Arkansas Project Was (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: The AG race is heating up! Sunscreen is a toxic substance, according to this school district What the Arkansas Project was and is (We apologize for the intermittent sound problems in this week's show that resulted from the storm.) … [Read more...]