Commentary

Comparing slush funds

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

As the trial of former state Senator Jon Woods continues, the public eye is on General Improvement Funds (GIF) and its use by at least one legislator, former Representative [...]

Liberal Defends Asa & Raising Grocery Tax

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Why is liberal Democrat-Gazette columnist John Brummett spending so much time defending Governor Asa Hutchinson? Maybe because, as a liberal he likes Asa’s big government [...]

REP. STURCH’S NON-DENIAL DENIAL

April 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

This is a follow up on our article advocating a change in Arkansas law to prohibit legislators from working for registered lobbyists. After all, legislators are even [...]

Bribes or loans?

April 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Former Senator Jon Woods (Springdale) is accused of taking bribes in return for directing General Improvement grants to Ecclesia College. According to the Democrat-Gazette, [...]

Knowledge Is Power: Arkansas Grocery Tax

April 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The sales tax on groceries (food and food ingredients) has been a shifting policy debate for several years in Arkansas. Attempts to end or reduce the state sales tax on [...]
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