Latest News

Arkansas ranks 23rd best in new economic outlook analysis

Arkansas finished 23rd in a study by the website Rich States, Poor States that examined the 50 states’ economic outlooks based on 15 weighted policy measures.

Arkansas ranks 34th best on corporate tax study

Arkansas finished 34th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining how well states have structured their corporate income tax systems in 2020.

Arkansas among the 36 states with major tax changes in 2020

Arkansas was included in a new analysis from the Tax Foundation identifying 36 states that have major changes to their tax codes taking effect this year.

Arkansas job growth this year projected at 0.6%

Job growth in Arkansas is expected to reach 0.6 percent by the end of 2020, down from the state's 2019 job growth of 1.1 percent, according to a new study by Kiplinger that assessed state economic outlooks.

Arkansas lacks adequate funds to weather moderate recession

Arkansas would lack adequate revenues to manage a moderate economic downturn without raising taxes or cutting services, according to a new analysis from Moody’s Analytics.

Arkansas ranks 46th in annual tax climate ranking

Arkansas finished 46th in a new study by the Tax Foundation showing which states are best at structuring their tax systems

Mazhil Rajendran Pledges to Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Arkansas state house candidate, Mazhil Rajendran, (district 31), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge. The primary election is scheduled for March 3, 2020.

College football coach is highest-paid public employee in Arkansas

Chad Morris, head football coach at the University of Arkansas, earned $3.5 million in 2018, making Morris the highest-paid public employee in Arkansas last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates.

Funding for arts agencies in Arkansas to reach $1.4 million in FY2020

Legislative appropriations for Arkansas arts agencies are projected to reach $1.4 million or fiscal year 2020, which equates to 47 cents per capita in the state, according to a report from the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies (NASAA).

Arkansas levies a total tax on lodging of 8.5%

Hotel room bills in Arkansas tack on a total state lodging tax of 8.5 percent, the 12th highest lodging tax rate in the nation, according to a study by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).

No counties in Arkansas are now 2nd Amendment sanctuaries

No counties in the state are now under a Second Amendment sanctuary law or ordinance, according to updates from the website Gunrightswatch.com and media reports.

1,437 borrowers in Arkansas filed for student loan forgiveness in 2nd quarter

Borrowers in Arkansas who sought forgiveness of their student loans in the second quarter of 2019 numbered 1,437, according to a new state-by-state analysis by the U.S. Department of Education.

$157.9 million in federal research dollars flowed to Arkansas in FY 2018

Federal agency research dollars going to Arkansas totaled $157.9 million in fiscal year 2018, according to a new analysis by the Research!America alliance.

Chase McDowell Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Arkansas state candidate, Chase McDowell, (district 5), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Caleb Harwell Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Arkansas state candidate, Caleb Harwell, (district 76), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Arkansas received $2.5 million in public broadcasting funds last year

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting allocated $2,490,707 in fiscal-year 2018 to support public television and radio in Arkansas, the 13th lowest amount among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, CPB reported.

Garry Smith Pledges To Support Congressional Term Limits

2020 Arkansas state senate candidate, Garry Smith (district 27), has committed support for term limits on Congress by signing the Term Limits Convention pledge.

Metro Business Network