Tagged: jake files

Fort Smith Sues State Lawmaker, County Official Over Unfinished Park

by Associated Press 5/2/2017 11:50 am

Fort Smith is suing state Sen. Jake Files and Sebastian County Election Commissioner Lee Webb for nearly $27,000 in state grant money to finish a project.

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.

Online Tax Effort Revived at Last Minute in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/30/2017 3:30 pm

A House committee endorsed a proposal forcing online retailers to collect Arkansas sales taxes, reviving the effort days after a lawmaker behind the bill declared it dead for this year's session.

The Trouble With Transparency (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Would it be OK if every taxpayer-funded construction bid was let based on fake bids? I’m pretty sure that even Jake Files knows the answer to that.

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.

House Panel Rejects Effort to Collect Online Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/14/2017 4:14 pm

An effort to collect sales taxes in Arkansas from online retailers has failed before a House committee, days after Amazon announced it would begin collecting taxes on purchases in the state.

Amazon to Begin Collecting Sales Taxes in Arkansas in March

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2017 11:20 am

Amazon says it will begin collecting sales taxes on purchases in Arkansas, a move that lawmakers have said could bring millions in additional revenue to the state.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Forcing Amazon to Collect Taxes

by Associated Press 2/6/2017 4:36 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill aimed at forcing Amazon to begin collecting state sales taxes, a plan backed by Wal-Mart and lawmakers who say the state is missing out on $100 million in revenue.

Push On To Collect Sales Tax Online

by Mark Friedman 2/6/2017 12:00 am

Online sales grew to 8.2 percent of all retail sales in the U.S. last year, and projections of continued growth finally seem to be creating the political will to tax internet purchases.

Fort Smith Official Suggests Ending Contract for Sports Complex

by Associated Press 2/1/2017 3:41 pm

Fort Smith's administrator is recommending the city terminate its contract with two partners of a softball sports complex, including a state lawmaker.

Lawmakers Decline to Approve Lottery Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 1/18/2017 11:51 am

After grilling Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong for nearly an hour over the process that awarded a $34.5 million, five-year lottery advertising contract to CJRW, a legislative subcommittee votes not to approve the contract. Later, the full committee kicks the matter back to the subcommittee.

John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 12:00 am

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds.

Filing Period Offers Answers About 2016 Race in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/2/2015 7:03 am

Dozens of legislative races around the state could offer answers on how both parties are adjusting to their newfound roles roughly a year after the GOP completed its sweep of statewide offices.

Arkansas House Members Approve Capital Gains Tax Break

by Associated Press 3/25/2015 3:05 pm

Arkansas House members have passed a bill to restore a capital gains tax break that had been reduced to help pay for a middle class income tax cut proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

Non-Voting Arkansas Senators Say They Backed Override

by Associated Press 2/28/2013 11:27 am

Two Republican senators who didn't participate in a veto override vote on a bill banning most abortions past 20 weeks of a pregnancy say they supported the override.

Arkansas Republicans: No Rush on Tax Cut Proposals

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/20/2013 12:39 pm

Arkansas Republicans who won control of the Legislature partly on a vow to cut state taxes say they're in no rush to take up any proposed reductions yet.