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Arkansas Advocate : National group seeks to help defend Arkansas school voucher program | Regional News

Partnership for Educational Choice, a group that “defends educational choice nationwide,” filed a motion this week asking to join the defense of an Arkansas lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a new school voucher program. Four guardians of public school students filed the lawsuit earlier this month in the Pulaski County Circuit Court. The plaintiffs asked […]

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Ballot measure supporters can collect signatures at Arkansas town’s festival, federal judge rules • Arkansas Advocate

A federal judge on Thursday blocked the town of Rose Bud, Arkansas, from enforcing an ordinance limiting petitioners’ ability to collect signatures for a proposed ballot measure at an event in a public park. The ordinance would have required canvassers to rent a booth at the event, Rose Bud’s annual Summerfest marking the summer solstice, […]

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Dr. Robert Lee (Bob) Burns Obituary | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Dr. Robert Lee (Bob) Burns, 80, of Magnolia, Ark., passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2024. He was born March 20, 1944, in Julia Chester Hospital in Hope, Ark., to the late Roy and Ola Quillin Burns. His childhood memories of growing up on the family farm in Patmos, Ark., were treasures shared with family […]

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Man accused of four murders captured in Arkansas

An Alabama man accused of killing three people in Oklahoma and one in Alabama was captured in Arkansas Thursday morning, according to law enforcement.Stacy Lee Drake, 50, was apprehended in Morrilton, Arkansas.Officers found Drake in the woods about a half-mile from the Motel 6 where he had been spotted Tuesday night.They found him in a […]

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Arkansas Tech trustees choose ‘acting interim’ president as university’s next leader | The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

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Arkansas slashes income and property tax

Republican Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders this week has signed a cut in her state’s property and income taxes into law. She has also approved a bill to keep the state’s hunting and fishing programs running. The move, her third tax cut since taking office in 2023, will cut the state corporate and individual income […]

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What do Arkansas’ latest tax cuts look like for the average taxpayer? • Arkansas Advocate

Republican lawmakers this week voted to again lower tax rates for Arkansans, marking one step closer to Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ goal of phasing out the state income tax entirely. Data from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration shows the wealthiest of residents will fare the best. But what about the average resident — […]

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ATU Alumnus Cox Sworn In as Trustee

Cory Cox (right) took the oath of office as a trustee at Arkansas Tech University from Pope County Judge Ben Cross (left) during a meeting at Chambers Cafeteria West Dining Room on Thursday, June 20. Cory Cox of Perryville was sworn in as a member of the Arkansas Tech University Board of Trustees by Pope […]

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Arkansas Realtors Association pledges $2 million to help those impacted by May 26 storm

The Arkansas Realtors Association has pledged to provide $2 million in recovery funds to those impacted by the May 26 tornadoes in Northwest Arkansas, according to a news release. The association will offer up to $2,000 in disaster assistance per residence for housing-related costs — such as rent and mortgage payments — through its nonprofit, […]

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Arkansas cuts property and income taxes

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders (R-AR) signed legislation Wednesday to cut property and income taxes in Arkansas.  The income tax rate is now 3.9% compared to the previous 4.4% in Arkansas for people who make more than $25,000 annually. People who make less will continue to pay a 3.4% tax rate. The corporate tax rate was […]

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