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John Boozman: Tax reform helps Arkansas' family farmers

Agriculture is Arkansas' largest industry, adding around $16 billion to our economy annually and accounting for approximately one in every six jobs. We are the top rice-producing state in the nation, No. 2 in the nation in. . .

Steve Brawner: After medical pot, Couch wants you to vote on legislative lines

The man who legalized medical marijuana in Arkansas has another one up his sleeve. David Couch, the attorney who sponsored the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment in 2016, is working with potential backers on an initiative that. . .

Asa Hutchinson: State is on a good path

Last week, members of the Senate and the House met in a joint budget hearing as they prepare for the upcoming fiscal session. I presented my balanced budget goals for next year. I opened with a quick review of some of the good. . .

Steve Brawner: Can Womack bring balance to the Budget Committee?

Uncle Sam is now $20.5 trillion in debt, or about $62,700 for every American man, woman and child. This year, Arkansas' congressmen have an outsized influence regarding how quickly that debt grows. Let's play a little Q and A to. . .

County won't ante up for casino

County won't ante up for casino "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs." -- 1...

Jeremy Gillam: State budget discussed in committee meeting

The Joint Budget Committee spent last week reviewing projections for the next fiscal year and recommendations by the governor for spending. The revenue forecast presented by the Department of Finance and Administration shows an. . .

Asa Hutchinson: New aerial maps of Arkansas

The state's Geographic Information Systems Office has just completed a project to update all of the aerial images of Arkansas. Recently, I had the privilege of joining GIS Director Shelby Johnson to deliver a thumb drive to the. . .

Steve Brawner: Asa shifts, but will Congress act?

Is Gov. Asa Hutchinson OK with medical marijuana? Sure sounds like he's getting there. In a meeting with reporters in his office Jan. 4, Hutchinson was asked to react to that day's big announcement by U.S. Attorney General Jeff. . .