Whether a local income tax is a good choice for a community should be a decision that arises from that community itself.
In another move by the legislature to give handouts to corporations, HB1045 (now Act 485) will reduce state revenue by tens of millions of dollars annually by reducing the share of corporate profits that are taxable in Arkansas. That’s...
Proposals to cut the top income tax rate, like SB549, simply don’t help most Arkansans in any substantial way.
Work requirements don't help improve employment prospects or lift recipients who are subject to them out of poverty.
Arkansas makes it too easy for employers to steal wages from their employees by not requiring simple statements of what’s owed, like pay stubs, for example.
Overall, federal investments shielded many Arkansas families from more severe hardship and helped shorten the country's economic crisis.
Our state Legislature needs to decide if we want to follow along and treat student loan forgiveness as tax-free.
A state budget that puts more dollars toward programs to help children and families, like childcare for infants and toddlers, early childhood education, affordable housing, and health care for moms and babies would do more to help all Arkansans.
The only way to help struggling Arkansans deal with higher prices using our income tax system is by enacting a fully refundable credit, ideally something like a state-level EITC.
The Governor has announced the legislature will come together again in August this year to fully phase in their previous giveaway to the rich, and maybe add more on top of that.