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  • Jul 19

    Small Government in Arkansas: Epiphany

    It's nice to talk about lowering expenses to reduce taxes, but which Arkansas politicians will take the first step? 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 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

  • 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

  • Nov 9

    Election 2016: Arkansas Backs Trump; OKs Med Marijuana

    And the joke going around is “the Democrats got the medical marijuana bill passed because they knew they’d need it if Trump got elected!” Last night, Arkansas joined the people’s movement across the country that put Donald Trump in the White House, voting 60-34 in his favor against former Arkansas First Lady and Secretary of... 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 22

    Taxpayers, Money for Schools, & Issue 3: Who Knows?

    If your neighbor could take out an unlimited loan in your name, would you want to know what they plan to do with all that money? Isn’t Issue 3 the same thing? If passed, Issue 3 authorizes city/county governments and schools to borrow unlimited sums of money for “economic development” and we taxpayers will be... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 17

    The State Supreme Court’s October Surprise

    by Arkansas Senator Bart Hester(Published here with permission of the author.) Recently the state Supreme Court issued a decision: The votes of the people for or against Issue 4 (lawsuit reform) will not be counted this November. The Court decided that the ballot title of Issue 4 didn’t give enough information to voters; according to... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 13

    State Supreme Court Bars 2 Issues, Leaves 1 on November Ballot

    Arkansas’ Supreme Court today invalidated two of seven issues on your November 8 ballot, and dismissed the only legal challenge to one of the medical marijuana issues. Issue 6 will now remain on the ballot while votes for Issues 4 and 5 will not be counted. UPDATE 10/31/2016: Arkansans for Compassionate Care today asked the... 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

  • Oct 3

    Vote “YES” on Medical Malpractice Tort Reform (Issue 4)

    UPDATE 10/13/16: The Arkansas Supreme Court struck this measure from the November ballot (even though it will still appear on the ballot, no votes will be counted). All the misinformation circulating around Issue 4 makes it difficult to see the underlying proposal clearly. Issue 4 is the beginning of badly needed medical tort reform in... by OurVoicesAR

  • Oct 3

    Vote “NO” on Casino Gambling (Issue 5)

    UPDATE 10/13/16: The Arkansas Supreme Court struck this measure from the November ballot (even though it will still appear on the ballot, no votes will be counted). Issue 5 — that writes 3 specific casinos into the Arkansas Constitution — is just a bad proposal all the way around. First of all, we do not... by OurVoicesAR

  • Sep 25

    Medical Marijuana in Arkansas: Differences in Issues 6 & 7

    UPDATE 11/3/2016: The Arkansas Supreme Court today declined to rehear its decision that knocked Issue 7 off the ballot, giving no further explanation for its ruling against petition signatures for the citizen-sponsored initiative. UPDATE 10/31/2016: Arkansans for Compassionate Care today asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to reverse its ruling striking Issue 7 from the November... by OurVoicesAR