Our Voices Arkansas

The Voices of Grassroots Conservatives Across Arkansas

Recent Articles

  • Jun 17

    Chocolate & Taxes

    "We couldn’t help but think of a little boy, chocolate across his face, denying he ate the chocolate cake." by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 16

    Republican Student to Run for State Rep

    21-year-old student will run as a Republican for state Representative, District 5. by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 15

    In the Interim

    Arkansas lawmakers, not formally in session, still spend time working on more routine as well as special items during what's known as "the interim." by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 14

    Lt. Gov. Griffin Urges “Bold Reform”

    “I support Texarkana’s income tax exemption 100%, but doesn’t it tell us something when our tax code is so uncompetitive we have to exempt an entire town from a key part of it?” by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 8

    GOP’s Ballinger to Run for State Senate

    Republican state Reps are eyeing the District 5 state Senate currently held by Republican Bryan King. by OurVoicesAR

  • Jun 1

    “Highway Plan Inside” Tax Reform ?

    Tax reform is quite a handful, and meanwhile the legislators also need to deal with the (continuing) highway funding issue. by OurVoicesAR

  • May 16

    Without His Signature: Gov Hutchinson Didn’t Sign

    After the 91st General Assembly, Governor Hutchinson allowed 13 bills to become law without signing them, thereby withholding what many see as an important imprimatur by the Governor on certain issues. by OurVoicesAR

  • Apr 6

    On the 91st General Session

    Voters give the GOP-majority Arkansas Legislature a failing grade. by OurVoicesAR

  • Mar 29

    Our Governor, Guns & the Legislature

    "Look, sir, if you're anti-gun, if you are anti-Second Amendment, then why don't you just face up to the people and admit it, instead of asking your legislators to do your dirty work for you?" by OurVoicesAR

  • Mar 24

    Our Governor, Guns & the NRA

    Arkansas conservatives, is our Governor more concerned about his NRA rating, your Second Amendment rights, or pleasing the University of Arkansas on campus carry? by OurVoicesAR

  • Jan 29

    Trump’s “Lies” & “Veterans’ Tax Cuts”

    The left-leaning mainstream media is all caught up in reporting President Trump’s “lies.” Some pundits point out that an unproven remark is quite different than intentionally misleading with the goal of obscuring the truth. Politicos understand that each side will paint any situation with words that give a rosy glow while glossing over (as best... by OurVoicesAR

  • Nov 12

    State GOP Allows Democrat Majority on Revenue/Tax Committee

    After Tuesday’s election, Republican lawmakers and voters were pleasantly surprised the GOP increased its majority positions in both the Arkansas House and Senate — Arkansas voters gave the GOP just one vote short of a super-majority in both chambers. You’d assume the GOP would use that voter-mandated power to control the Arkansas Legislature’s working committees,... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 31

    Infamous Crimes in Issue 1: State Constitution vs. State Law

    Voters are hearing the words “infamous crimes” thrown around a lot lately. Why should voters care? Just what are infamous crimes, anyway? Why are infamous crimes part of Issue 1 on our ballot? “Infamous crimes” can be defined many ways, but Arkansas state law and the state Constitution, of course, govern how state courts handle... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 26

    Issue 3 Gives Government “Bigger Stick” for Imminent Domain

    Issue 3 is complex. It’s difficult to tease out all the negatives (and there are many), but imminent domain is another compelling reason to vote “NO” on this “Job Creation, Job Expansion, and Economic Development” proposal. Do you want to give your government a bigger stick when it comes to abolishing your right to own... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 3

    Vote “NO” on Constitutional Amendments (Issues 1, 2, and 3)

    Looking at the 6 Constitutional amendments on the ballot, we start from a basic premise that changing the Constitution is to be avoided if at all possible. We just do not believe in mandatory amendments for that ruling document every 2 years (each election cycle) — so proponents must demonstrate compelling reasons to get a... by OurVoicesAR