Crime is not a statistic; it affects human beings. Over 17,000 crimes will take place this year in Little Rock. As Little Rock City Manager Bruce Moore has said, because state inmates are clogging our local jails, we have to find state solutions so that the Little Rock Police Department and the Pulaski County Sheriff can put criminals that threaten our neighborhoods and families behind bars.
Parents should have the choice to determine the best education for their children. School Choice is the right choice. Jim has a plan for helping parents choose where to send their children to school.
Compared to Arkansas’s neighbors, we have the HIGHEST state income tax. The facts are that the Obama economy is bad enough, but in Arkansas we have a job-killing 7% income tax rate. Add to that, we have the second highest sales tax rate of any state in the nation. I believe the way to a more prosperous Arkansas is through lowering taxes across the board; but, most importantly, lowering Arkansas’s state income tax. It will attract businesses to Arkansas and give jobs to Arkansans.