Why We Need to End State Income Tax in Arkansas

Why We Need to End State Income Tax in Arkansas

Recently, state income tax has been a topic of discussion for many Arkansans. It is becoming increasingly apparent that we must work to eliminate state income tax in Arkansas so that our state’s economy can grow and remain competitive. Contrary to popular belief, in Western society’s history, income tax is a relatively new concept. There are currently nine states in the U.S. that do not collect income taxes, those being Alaska, Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Voters prefer taxes that are simple, transparent, and fair. In addition to decreasing an individual’s motivation, income taxes...

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5 Reasons It’s Time for School Choice in Arkansas

5 Reasons It’s Time for School Choice in Arkansas

Parents know their children best and understand the environment that will help them succeed, and this is why a child’s parents will be the best judge of where their children attend school. It only makes sense that since their children are educated by attending school with their tax dollars, parents can decide what school is the best option for their child. I believe variety and competition in education will lead to a better education experience. Competition arises through choice, which fosters innovation and results in excellence for our students. As a parent, ensuring that your child’s education is a top...

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The Dangers of Reckless Bail Reform and Its Tragic Outcome

The Dangers of Reckless Bail Reform and Its Tragic Outcome

This has been an extremely difficult week for many of us as we process the emotions surrounding the horrific attack carried out by Darrel Brooks in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The tragedy in Waukesha is a direct result of an irresponsible and dysfunctional bail reform system that has been pushed onto the American people in communities across the country recently. Our correctional system can absolutely be used to successfully rehabilitate and reintegrate offenders. We have seen tremendous success in our state with many of the great programs put in place to help those with a criminal history move forward to become wonderful...

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