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Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 4:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Back Local Business (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The struggle over requiring out-of-state companies to collect sales taxes on online purchases by Arkansans is a prime example of making the perfect the enemy of the good.

Arkansas Lawmaker: Online Taxes Bill Dead for the Session

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/28/2017 2:18 pm

A proposal to force online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes failed for the third time before a House committee Tuesday, prompting a lawmaker sponsoring the measure to declare it dead for the session.

Options Slim After Defeat of Arkansas Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/20/2017 7:05 am

The defeat of an effort to put a highway initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year leaves highway advocates few options for finding new ways to close a growing funding gap.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Effort to Collect Online Sales Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/22/2017 11:56 am

A state Senate committee has endorsed legislation requiring online retailers who don't collect Arkansas sales taxes to provide a list of purchases made by state residents.

Arkansas House Passes Bill Aimed at Collecting Amazon Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/8/2017 6:58 am

Amazon would be required to tell Arkansas customers they owe the state sales tax under a bill approved by the House Tuesday, one of two efforts by lawmakers to recover millions in tax revenue from the e-commerce giant.

Rep. Dan Douglas to Push for Medical Pot If Measures Lose

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/25/2016 7:07 am

Republican Rep. Dan Douglas says he'll introduce legislation during next year's session to make a more limited form of medical marijuana available to some patients if voters reject two ballot proposals.

Class Action, Or Lone Case Of Paid Debt?

by Mark Friedman 6/20/2016 12:00 am

When William Echols of Amity made a nearly $1,400 credit card payment in 2012, he thought he was done with the bill. But it was only the beginning.

Asa Hutchinson's Highway Funding Plan Heads to Final Vote

by Associated Press 5/20/2016 4:06 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's highway funding plan won initial approval from lawmakers Friday, while an attempt to limit his $50 million proposal to one year appeared dead.

Arkansas Legislator Drops Proposal to Ban California Wine

by Associated Press 3/30/2015 2:23 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker who wanted to outlaw California wine in retaliation for the West Coast state's egg regulations says he has pulled the bill and that it's effectively dead.

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 7:29 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

After Meeting with Governor, Dan Douglas Puts Highway Bill On Hold

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 6:56 am

An Arkansas lawmaker says a proposal to shift tax revenue from car-related items to highways is on hold as he tries to find changes that could win the support of Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Dan Douglas Bill Would Repeal Prevailing Wage Law

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 1/29/2013 8:13 am

Wage requirements for laborers working on some public construction projects amount to a "hidden fee" that ends up getting pushed onto taxpayers, a Republican lawmaker said after introducing legislation Monday to eliminate the requirement.

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