Untangling Arkansas’s Sales Taxes

We hear a lot about what’s going on with the tax-policy debate at the federal level, but we can’t lose sight of important discussions that continue at the state level here in Arkansas. Our state Tax Reform and Relief...

Tax Task Force Adds Consultant

Now that the state’s Tax Reform and Relief Task Force has a consultant in place, we expect to see some big tax policy questions debated over the next few months. The Task Force’s first round of recommendations is due...

State agencies asked to do more with less

Tax cuts from the two most recent legislative sessions are making for modest forecasts and eating away at state agency budgets. The joint budget committee met today to go over the new revenue forecast as well as the accompanying...

Small surpluses will foil highway plan

The modest $35.9 million surplus forecast for the state’s 2016 budget is an ominous sign for the governor’s highway plan (which will require at least $192 million a year in surplus to fill its funding goals in 2017 and...

When your paycheck doesn’t cut it

Arkansas legislators have an opportunity to improve the lives and health of working families by adopting our own state-level Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). At tax time, the EITC gives a boost to working families with low-wage jobs who...