The fuel tax is the most efficient way to collect money for highways, but in the near future, many vehicles will not be powered by fuel. So should motorists instead be taxed by how many miles they drive?
On this date in 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed the finished document, which was then sent to the 13 existing states. The new constitution was not considered binding until it was ratified by nine of the 13 states, which took place on June 21, 1788, when New Hampsh…
Gerrymandering, where purely partisan and political considerations result in ridiculously shaped legislative districts, has become a huge issue nationally in recent years now that Republicans and Democrats armed with data have made it a science.
What will Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ 2022 race for governor look like in the coming months now that she’s started campaigning in person? Probably a lot like it’s looked at a distance so far: more focused on national issues than state ones.
What if in 2007, we could have known with almost mathematical certainty that a coronavirus pandemic would sweep across the world 13 years later?
It’s probably fair to say that none of Arkansas’ 1,500 school board members ran for that unpaid office so they could vote on mask mandates, or any other issue that might rile up their communities. But here we are.
Arkansas is one of 15 states where citizens can ask voters to consider a referendum on a new state law, propose a state law and a constitutional amendment.
The first page of the latest University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences COVID forecast is not subtle. It depicts a raging forest fire superimposed with a coronavirus.
During the week when Arkansas public school students returned to school, attention also turned to a group on the other end of the age spectrum: nursing home residents.
When I was a young man, I might have hoped someday to be remembered with a monument like Sen. J. William Fulbright’s. Now that I’m a middle-aged man, I’m hoping to have one like Nikki Garrett’s.
On July 14, Magnolia’s only domestic violence shelter, Compassion’s Foundation, and all other domestic violence shelters in Arkansas received notification from the State of Arkansas that we are required to cut our original submitted budgets by 40% for the coming fiscal years.
A growing list of Arkansas school districts will require students to wear masks when they start school this month, after legislators said they couldn’t do that and then a judge said they could, at least for now.
You have probably heard people use the phrase “they’re just printing money in Washington,” referring to the uncontrolled spending going on from our nation’s capital.
You’ve probably never heard of Blair Adams, but he may have been one of the more important Christian thinkers in recent memory, and he definitely was one of the most visionary.
When this past week started, Gov. Asa Hutchinson was looking for the numbers 51 and 67. But the more noteworthy numbers this week were 500 and 30,756.
Arkansans for a Unified Natural State ended their effort last week to ask voters whether three new state laws should take effect, and instead vowed to collect signatures for 10 new state laws.
More than 30 years ago, Rotary International and our partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative joined together on a mission to eradicate polio, a highly infectious disease that can attack the nervous system, and in some instances, lead to paralysis. Together we helped reduce cases …
Two things have changed about the COVID-19 pandemic in Arkansas the past few weeks. First, the numbers are getting progressively worse. And second, the discussion is more and more about kids.
Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has announced an effort to eliminate Arkansas’ income tax, but she hasn’t released the details about how the numbers would add up afterwards.
The recent campaign finance reports in the Arkansas governor’s race offered what was expected among Republicans and suspected among Democrats.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences was scheduled to release Tuesday an updated COVID-19 forecast for Arkansas, and it was going to be an ominous one.
You may not have heard of Wright’s Barbecue or Dalton Wagner, but both will be working to change that – without the threat of being penalized – thanks to the NCAA’s new “name, image and likeness” rules, or NIL.
Jake Bequette and Sen. John Boozman both played football for the Arkansas Razorbacks, but in announcing his bid to take Boozman’s seat Monday, Bequette followed the playbook of Arkansas’ other United States senator, Tom Cotton.
After more than a year of daily and then weekly COVID-19 press conferences, Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced this week that he would try a different tact: a conversation.
The state of Arkansas is running a record budget surplus. The federal government has been running record budget deficits. This is not a coincidence.
After more than a year of mandating, encouraging, requesting and incentivizing Arkansans’ behavior in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Asa Hutchinson at this point is mostly relying on the virus itself to inspire people to get vaccinated.
Could growing a trillion trees be the key to addressing climate change? Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Ark., Congress’ only forester, says yes.
I’m reluctant to write about the same subject twice in a row – especially when readers are sick and tired of it. But sometimes the big story is the big story, and sometimes that story changes.
No one can predict the future, but regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we may be here – where we’re at now – for a while.
We would like to thank the many organizations that were involved in assisting our family working with Veronica Grace Kyle (Roni) in her time of need. The response was not only unbelievable fast, but the level of compassion displayed was unbelievable.
Arkansans for a Unified Natural State want voters to have a say over several new laws adopted by state legislators during the 2021 legislative session.
Is Arkansas ready to elect an African American and a Democrat as governor? For Chris Jones, the second adjective is as big a challenge to overcome at this point in Arkansas history as the first.
Columbia County had lottery ticket sales totaling $608,942.50 in May, down from $738,494 in April, according to a report released June 10 by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Office of the Arkansas Lottery.
Awhile back I had a former student in my office who was a proud new daddy. As we talked about the challenges of raising kids, including financial challenges, he told me he was going to start a college fund for his child and would begin funding it heavily. To fund the kid’s account, he would …
If Arkansas Democrats need inspiration during this time in the political wilderness, they can look to the Republican in the Governor’s Mansion who lost his first three statewide races.
What does the world’s second-ranked female tennis player have to do with Arkansas politics? A lot more with Sarah Huckabee Sanders than with Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
Sen. J. William Fulbright might be Arkansas’ second most important historical political figure after President Bill Clinton, but his statue will be moved because of his record on civil rights.
When I asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson in July 2019 if he would run for president after he left office, he replied by saying, “If there was the right opportunity and need there, that option is on the table.”
Arkansas state government is full of yawn-inducing agency names, none more so than “Board of Apportionment.” But its work has as much to do with who gets elected as anything that happens in political campaigns.
Mutual fund giant Vanguard recently published a report giving insight into how affluent households invest their money. Vanguard defines affluent households as those with over $500,000 in investable assets.