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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 …

Inside The Plan To Give $100 Million to the Top One Percent

Why is the Arkansas Legislature cutting taxes for the Top One Percent? One day after the Governor Asa Hutchinson’s tax plan failed in the full Senate, Republican Senator Dismang re-introduced the bill. But this time, it passed. When politicians talk about tax relief, we should ask, “Who for?” Arkansans of course want tax relief, but they do not want what the Arkansas …

LIVE UPDATES: Constitutional Firearm Carry Legislation Faces First Vote

Another Major Gun Legislation Hits Capitol There’s a serious bill in the Arkansas Legislature that would fundamentally change parts of Arkansas’s gun laws and use of force. It’s facing its first big vote in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning. Keep this page bookmarked this Thursday (and this legislative session) as we will update this live as the HR1013 …

LIVE UPDATES: Stand Your Ground Gun Legislation Faces First Vote

Major Gun Legislation Hits Capitol There’s a serious bill in the Arkansas Legislature that would fundamentally change parts of Arkansas’s gun laws and use of force. It’s facing its first big vote in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday morning. Keep this page bookmarked this Tuesday (and this week) as we will update this live as the HB1059 is discussed …

Fighting Fires and Cancer Simultaneously: The Life of An Arkansas Firefighter

A bill at the Capitol would give firefighters sick leave to battle cancer…  House Bill 1299 was introduced at the State Capitol on Wednesday by state Rep. Nicole Clowney, D-Fayetteville. The proposal comes after the death of Little Rock firefighter Nathaniel Crump, who in 2017 lost his fight against cancer. The bill has been dubbed “Crump’s Law” in honor of …