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Natural Gas Tax Revenue Surges on Higher Prices

Natural Gas Tax Revenue Surges on Higher Prices

Whispers

The recent surge in natural gas prices has been an unexpected boon to state tax coffers, with just seven months’ worth of gross natural gas severance tax collections for this fiscal year more than doubling total revenue for the previous two fiscal years. read more >

Spirits Up, Say Tax Receipts

Spirits Up, Say Tax Receipts

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Sales of mixed drinks, liquor and beer in Arkansas last year show, unsurprisingly, a decided uptick over those in 2020. read more >

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

Racial Bias Alleged In Dispensary Denial

Health CareLegal

A Little Rock Black-owned business that sued the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission also has a case alleging racial discrimination against the firm that scored the applications for medical marijuana dispensary licenses. read more >

Medical Marijuana Cards Prized in North-Central Arkansas

Medical Marijuana Cards Prized in North-Central Arkansas

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Data from the second fiscal year of medical marijuana sales in Arkansas confirms a trend spotted after 2020: Residents in north-central Arkansas are most likely to seek out the ID cards allowing them to buy the stuff. read more >

Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to Track

Cannabis Firm Ownership Tricky to Track

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The state faces stiff headwinds providing public transparency in the medical marijuana dispensary industry, where lawsuits and charges of deception have been a constant for nearly five years. read more >

Tax Fighters Take Aim at Arkansas Income Levy

Tax Fighters Take Aim at Arkansas Income Levy

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If Arkansas politicians succeed in a push to abolish the state personal income tax, partly to avoid losing ultra-wealthy residents, the state must reckon with what it will give up: $3 billion a year in revenue. read more >

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

Medical Marijuana Licensing Tests Scales of Justice

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As Arkansas’ fledgling medical marijuana industry passed $300 million in cumulative sales, its licensing system for cannabis businesses was taking fire in court, not least for granting a cultivation license to a company that didn’t legally exist. read more >

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

Medical Marijuana Use Spread Unevenly in Arkansas

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Arkansans spent $181 million on more than 28,000 pounds of medical marijuana in 2020, the first full year of legal cannabis sales in the state, according to data from the state Department of Finance & Administration. read more >