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Republicans Tell Working Families To ‘Wait Their Turn’ On Tax Relief

Working People Should Be First Every Year Arkansas families were promised tax relief, but right now they’re being told to “wait their turn.” This week state Rep. Tippi McCullough (D-Little Rock) asked Republican Senate President Jonathan Dismang (Searcy) and House Revenue and Taxation Chair Joe Jett (Success) why the governor’s tax cut plan goes almost exclusively to the wealthiest. What was their …

Momentum Building To End Slavery In Arkansas Prisons

Arkansas Among Last In Nation To Force People To Labor Without Pay There are very few places left where you can find people toiling in fields for no pay. Arkansas is one of those places — for the time being. On Wednesday, State Rep. Vivian Flowers (D – Pine Bluff) introduced a House Joint Resolution to amend the Arkansas Constitution …

Democrats Make a Splash on First Two Days of the General Session

Democrats already showing they are ready to get to work. Our lawmakers started out the 92nd General Assembly by putting forward a positive vision for the session. Their agenda includes quality pre-K, supporting rural roads, and tax relief focused on the middle class – not just the wealthy.   Democrats in the Arkansas Legislature responded to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s State …

Terri Hollingsworth Makes History as First Black Woman Elected to County-wide Office

Arkansas’s Largest County Chooses Progress Pulaski County Circuit Clerk Terri Hollingsworth was sworn in on New Years Day. Her election as the first African-American female to be elected county-wide in Pulaski County shattered a glass ceiling. The longtime Democrat has held numerous positions across the county and state government, including director of the state Board of Election Commissioners. Hollingsworth also has been …

West Memphis Unity: First African-American Mayor Takes Office

The Delta hub of West Memphis has officially sworn in Mayor Marco McClendon. The mayor is the youngest in the Mississippi River town’s history, and its first African-American to lead the city government. “I plan on working with everyone in my community no matter what color you are,” McClendon said. McClendon said he wants to create a land bank in …