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Rep. Della Rosa – Voted for almost every tax increase

  In 2019, Representative Jana Della Rosa (Rogers) had a hard time finding a tax she didn’t want to increase. Although she voted for some tax relief legislation, she took it all back and more with her votes for tax increase bills. When you add together her votes for relief bills and tax increase bills the overall increase in the tax burden for Fiscal years 2020 and 2021 are $63.6 million in…

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REP. NELDA SPEAKS – A Strong Record of Tax Relief

    Representative Nelda Speaks (R- Mountain Home) refuses to go along with the special interests who want more taxes. That is why the tax-and-spend establishment doesn’t want her to be reelected — she stands strong for conservative principles, including the principle of lower taxes to produce economic growth. 2019 TAX VOTES Let’s compare Representative Speaks’ voting record to wh…

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DOING GOVERNMENT BUSINESS IN SECRET: Failure of Arkansas’ Open Meetings Law

Arkansas was an early leader in requiring the state and local governments to conduct their business under the public eye. The Encyclopedia of Arkansas brags on our Freedom of Information Act of 1967 this way: “The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), signed into law by Governor Winthrop Rockefeller on February 14, 1967, is generally considered one of the strongest and best models for open g…

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Sen. John Cooper’s Tax Relief Claim Is FALSE

For several years Conduit For Action has been fact checking claims of candidates. We begin this year by examining Senator John Cooper’s claim he “voted to reduce overall taxes by nearly $200 million.”  Senator Cooper’s tax cut claim is FALSE. Although Cooper was on the road to having a voting record of tax cuts after his first two sessions in the legislature, Cooper spent the 2019 legislative…

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Judicial Races In Arkansas Spotlight

In many parts of the state judicial races are getting a lot more attention than normal. At least that is the impression we get from seeing conservatives talk about the races on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. We’ve noticed three types of posts about the judicial races: Announcements of where the judicial candidates will be speaking;Statements of support for a candidate; andWa…

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RESTRICTING BUSINESS FOR NO REASON: How Arkansas is reducing the number of firearms instructors

By David Ferguson When I hear about efforts to drive someone out of business, it is almost always a bunch of crazy liberals in some other state. For example, New York City keeps working to keep Walmart out; San Antonio is keeping Chick-fil-a out of their airport, colleges are banning Chick-fil-a too; and stricter gun laws have led some firearms manufactures to flee liberal s…

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“High-Tax Roadshow” Coming Near You

High-Tax Roadshow” Coming Near You The Arkansas Highway Commission announced it will have a series of twelve meetings across the state to sell you on the need to pass Issue #1 which is a one-half percent (0.05%) sales tax to be used for highways and roads.  They said they will also be listening to the public’s suggestions on how to use the extra tax money.[i] Here are 10 things you…

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Manage the Church Budget – Manage the State Budget

By David Ferguson Last Sunday during church it was announced that the church had a budget problem. Over the past few years the church’s expenditures had been greater than the amount of contributions from the congregation. Because of reserves, the church wasn’t in financial trouble yet, but action needed to be taken. What do you think was announced next? A never-ending stewardship campa…

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CRAZY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS FOR A REPUBLICAN

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Governor Asa Hutchinson has as far as elections and if you are a conservative, you won’t like them. Okay, he didn’t call them “resolutions.” Instead he called them his “priorities’ for 2020 … same thing. ASA’S RESOLUTION #1. Governor Hutchinson says his top priority for elections in 2020 is to pass ISSUE #1 which would impose a permanent one-half percen…

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Taxing Your Christmas

Every year many Arkansans go into debt because of Christmas spending.  There can be lots of expenses that come with celebrating the holiday – gifts for others, decorations to brighten your home, lots of food and desserts for family gatherings, and travel expenses. Some scrimp and save and go without during the year yet still end up in debt at the end of the year. It would be better not…

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