Guess Who’s the Big Spender?

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When it comes to supporting reductions in federal spending, Arkansas’s congressional delegation looks pretty good. Almost every member of Congress from the state backs bills that, when lumped together, would reduce taxpayers’ burden. In fact, just about every member of Congress from Arkansas supports legislation that would cut federal spending. All except one, that is. Any guesses who? If you said Senator Mark Pryor, you’re on the money. So to speak. According to data compiled by the … [Read more...]

Making Arkansas a Rich State

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What can Arkansas lawmakers do to grow the state’s economy in the years to come? That’s the question a new study, Rich States, Poor States, seeks to answer. Compiled by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams, this study identifies pro-growth tax and regulatory policies that states can implement. It also discusses what states are doing to attract new businesses and create jobs for their workers. In state rankings released in conjunction with this study, Arkansas came in at … [Read more...]

Which Candidate For U.S. Senate Wants To Kill The Death Tax The Most?

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Of all the taxes that government imposes, perhaps none is more offensive than the federal Estate Tax, commonly referred to as the “Death Tax.” This tax targets the money or property that the federal government thinks it is entitled to, despite the fact that the accumulated capital has already been taxed multiple times by multiple levels of government. Because grieving over lost loved ones is apparently not quite enough pain, the government comes in and seizes another chunk of your property. And, … [Read more...]

Toy Yoda & The Clintons (Podcast)

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This week on the show: We were promised "health savings accounts." Instead, we're getting this. U of A cracks down on access to Clinton files … [Read more...]

Friday The 13th For Taxpayers (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: Private-option enrollees are thankful for "free" stuff Optumas projected only 123,500 PO enrollees this year 'Private' Option enrollment now at 187,000 PO enrollees jumping from private insurance to "free" insurance Flashback: AR could become "a candy land of entitlements" Flippo victory creates political aftershocks Pryor attacks Cotton on "equal pay" A closer look at "paycheck fairness" … [Read more...]

Political Group Lashes Out At Candidate Scott Flippo

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An Arkansas political action committee has launched an attack ad against Senate District 17 candidate Scott Flippo, claiming that Flippo wants to “raise sales taxes” if he’s elected to the legislature. The Flippo camp responds by saying these attacks are distorted and unfair. The group, “Conservative” Arkansas, launched the radio ad this week in the district. They have openly supported and endorsed Flippo’s opponent, Rep. John Burris, in this three-way GOP primary. According to the spot … [Read more...]

Arkansas: The Twilight Zone Of Health Care Policy

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Last week, Family Council released their survey of primary candidates for state and federal offices. Family Council has set the bar for candidate surveys over the last several years. Once again, they released a quality product that covers a wide range of issues facing our state. As I read through the survey, I saw that that candidates for Lieutenant Governor were asked to respond to this statement by expressing their support or opposition: Medicaid Expansion: The Arkansas Private Option law … [Read more...]

Don’t Worry, All Is Well With The ‘Private’ Option! (Podcast)

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This week on The Arkansas Project Podcast: "Private" option costs have gone up, again Senator Bryan King speaks out about lack of competition in the PO Milton Friedman: Four different ways to spend money Damon Wallace has a fake degree Our report on AR primary candidates … [Read more...]