Tagged: debra hobbs

Mike Ross Vows to Cut Income Taxes If Elected Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2014 06:56 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross unveiled a nearly $575 million proposal Wednesday to gradually cut Arkansas' income taxes, setting up a monthslong debate with his chief Republican rival for the state's top office over their competing tax cut plans.

Candidates for Arkansas Governor Talk School Spending With Educators

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/13/2013 07:50 am

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor split along party lines Tuesday on whether the state Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said local school districts shouldn't have to give the state any leftover money after meeting the state's per-pupil spending targets.

Mike Ross Calls for Tax Cut for Arkansas Manufacturers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2013 04:13 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is calling for the gradual reduction of the tax that Arkansas manufacturers pay for repairing or partly replacing machinery.

Mike Ross Raises $1M During Quarter for Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/15/2013 11:15 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised more than $1 million over the past three months as he prepares for next year's Arkansas governor's race.

Debra Hobbs: Add Job Applications to Government Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/20/2013 01:02 pm

A Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday that too many people "have learned how to work the system" and that she would want anyone receiving government assistance to also fill out a job application when applying for aid.

Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan 'Short-Sighted'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2013 12:53 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman criticizes rival Asa Hutchinson's proposal to phase out Arkansas' income tax over time as "short-sighted."

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.