Our Year In Review

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2013 was a colossal year for TheArkansasProject.com: not only did we double our web traffic from 2012, we also saw our highest traffic year on record since we began our affiliation with the Advance Arkansas Institute. We broke several high-profile news stories, including the arrest of (now former) State Treasurer Martha Shoffner. Here’s a look at our top ten stories for 2013: The Greatest Untold Story of the 89th General Assembly Have Yourself A Conway Crony … [Read more...]

Will You Stand With Us For Freedom?

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2013 was a historic year for the Advance Arkansas Institute. Not only did we work with lawmakers to reform government and bring integrity to the ballot box, we also: Provided daily news coverage and analysis here at TheArkansasProject.com, breaking multiple major news stories, doubling our web traffic from 2012, and reaching the highest traffic mark since The Arkansas Project began its affiliation with AAI Produced a new Freedom Scorecard that grades legislators on their … [Read more...]

Who Are Arkansas’s Friends Of Freedom?

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Today at the Capitol, 23 state legislators were awarded “Friends of Freedom” awards from the Advance Arkansas Institute. These legislators represent the top tier of scorers on AAI’s newly released 2013 Freedom Scorecard, an index of over 100 bills that were debated in this year’s legislative session. (If you’d like a copy of the full report, send us a tax-deductible donation and we’ll ship one out to you.) So, who are the Friends of Freedom? In the House, the following representatives made the … [Read more...]

The Scorecard. It’s Coming.

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Tomorrow is the big day you’ve all been waiting for -- the unveiling of the Advance Arkansas Institute’s latest Freedom Scorecard! AAI will hold a ceremony at the Capitol to unveil the new report and recognize our top-scoring legislators for their work for freedom. If you’d like to join us, swing by the Old Supreme Court room at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow. This report will be the most thorough of its kind ever produced in Arkansas, scoring over 100 bills from this year’s legislative session on the … [Read more...]

ACU Honors Arkansas Legislators For Defending Liberty

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Last week, the American Conservative Union unveiled its “2013 State Legislative Rankings Guide” for Arkansas. In their report, ACU recognized several Arkansas lawmakers for defending liberty in the legislature. As part of their calculations, ACU scored Rep. Bruce Westerman’s government spending cap bill, the bill to fund Big River Steel through bonds, the “church carry” bill, the “private option,” the voter ID bill, and a few others. Based on those votes, these legislators were named … [Read more...]

Obamacare Rundown, Sullivan Showdown, & Dental Crackdown (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: Don't worry, they're working on the Obamacare website First Sullivan interview: "Dan Sullivan, Unfiltered" Dan Sullivan and Nic Horton debate on Jonesboro radio State cracks down on Dr. Burris for offering cheap services Medicaid enrollment to exceed private employment in AR … [Read more...]

Matt Campbell Knows Better

Earlier this week, I spoke on tort reform to the State Agencies committee of the Arkansas General Assembly; yesterday, I noticed an Internet polemic from Matt Campbell on the same subject. His piece is filled with misfires, but I want to focus on one in particular: Campbell argues that anything other than complete obeisance to all jury verdicts is “nothing more than a direct assault” on the state Constitution and the Seventh Amendment. Here, Campbell is flatly wrong. Campbell’s argument, … [Read more...]

Coming This Monday: Make New Friends, See Gorgeous Women, and Learn More about Obamacare in Little Rock

    As you may have noticed, the federal government’s attempt to inform people about how Obamacare helps them is a miserable failure. State government has called a halt to Obamacare publicity as well. How will the people know what our government has in store for them? Americans for Prosperity will fill that vacuum Monday night with a star-studded panel of woman health-care experts at the Statehouse Convention Center (101 East Markham) in Little Rock: Dana Perino, FOX News … [Read more...]