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Governor’s tax plan clears Senate committee

Governor's Hutchinson's tax cut for low-income earners advanced on a voice vote in the Senate Revenue and Tax committee Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Tax task force brings some around

Several state legislators who had been critical of Governor Hutchinson’s $50 million tax cut for Arkansas’s lowest earners now say they will support the plan.

Alternative bill to help low-income workers filed

Rep. Warwick Sabin (D-Little Rock) has filed alternative legislation to Governor Hutchinson’s proposed $50 million tax cut on Arkansans who earn less than $21,000. The Working Families Opportunity Act would establish a state Earned Income Tax Credit.

ANNN launches with state Capitol coverage

  The Arkansas Nonprofit News Network will launch with coverage of the 91st Arkansas General Assembly, with a special focus on education and tax issues. Legislation has already been filed, or is promised, that would greatly expand school vouchers, make it…

An introduction to ANNN

ANNN is an independent, nonpartisan news project dedicated to producing journalism that matters to Arkansans. With funding from grants and donations, it will hire writers, editors, fact-checkers, photographers, videographers and audio producers on a contract basis to cover a story or topic. Their reporting will then be distributed among statewide partners — likely including radio, TV, newspapers and websites — which will publish all, or localized parts, of it.