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Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson called for a $180 million annual tax cut for the state’s biggest earners during his State of the State address Monday kicking off the 2018 fiscal session. Hutchinson said the goal is to compete with other states for business investors. He said that at a recent meeting with the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal, he was asked how much top earners pay in Arkansas state taxes. "And I said, ‘Well, it’s 6.9 percent, and they looked at me and responded, ‘That is worse than Connecticut.’ That story emphasizes the competitive nature of taxes in a mobile society.”
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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism Travel Writer Kim Williams talks about the following events happening in Arkansas during the weekend of February 16!
Drugmakers gave millions of dollars to pain-treatment advocacy groups over a five-year period beginning in 2012, in effect promoting opioids to individuals most vulnerable to addiction, according to a new report released Monday by a U.S. senator. The 23-page report , put out by Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, sheds light on the pharmaceutical industry's efforts to shape public opinion and to fuel demand for such lucrative and potentially addictive drugs as OxyContin, fentanyl and...
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The 2011 shooting death of a Jonesboro businessman is the focus of a show that airs tomorrow night on “Dateline NBC”. The show is titled “The Root of All Evil”, and it will focus on the death of Marc Despain. The 34-year-old was found dead in his home from a gunshot wound on August 24, 2011. Marc’s wife, Michelle Despain, plead guilty August eighth to three counts of hindering apprehension in the death. She was originally charged with capital murder in the case. She was sentenced to 30-years...
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