The ACRE Review

How Does Occupational Licensing Affect Recidivism?

By Caleb Taylor Licensing requirements may prevent ex-convicts from finding employment after leaving prison — and that may drive them back into crime. That’s what Stephen Slivinski, a senior research fellow at the Center for the Study of Economic Liberty at Arizona State University, said to UCA students on March 27th. Slivinski is the author […]

‘Road Map to Tax Reform’ Co-Author Kaeding to Discuss Income Taxes Thursday

By Caleb Taylor Is it time to reduce Arkansas’s income taxes? Nicole Kaeding, Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation, will speak to members of the Arkansas Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force about reforming Arkansas’s income taxes on Thursday, April 26th. Arkansas: The […]

Serious about Tax Reform? — 3 Reasons You Should Focus on Cutting Income Taxes

By Caleb Taylor Arkansans would all benefit from shifting the state’s tax burden away from income taxes, ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl said in a speech at a “Tax Freedom Day” event at the State Capitol on Friday, April 13th. It’s good for taxpayers, consumers, businesses, and even state […]

Tax Freedom Day — ACRE Economist to Speak about Tax Reform

By Caleb Taylor ACRE Scholar and UCA Assistant Professor of Economics Jeremy Horpedahl will speak about ACRE’s tax research at Arkansas Tax Freedom Day at 12:30 p.m. Friday, April 13th at the rotunda of the Arkansas State Capitol. According to the Tax Foundation, Tax Freedom Day in Arkansas is the date Arkansans have to work […]

ACRE Alum Momand Discusses How Citizens Can Improve Regulations

By Caleb Taylor Federal regulators do read the comments, but are you submitting any? Former ACRE Research Fellow and UCA Schedler Honors College alum Maleka Momand was a guest at the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Teleforum, The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation, on March 21st to discuss the federal “notice and comment rulemaking […]

More Licensing Doesn’t Always Mean More Safety

By Caleb Taylor Arkansas’ Red Tape Reduction Working Group heard on Monday night that the justification for some worker licenses is faulty. Dr. Derek Slagle, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, gave members of the Working Group a broad overview of the state […]

Working Group “Important First Step” In Reforming Licensing

By Caleb Taylor How should Arkansas decrease barriers to jobs and entrepreneurship?  Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the formation of the Red Tape Reduction Working Group on Feb. 16th to study state occupational requirements. Its next meeting is on Monday, April 23rd. In an op-ed published in Arkansas Business on March 26th, ACRE Director and UCA […]

What Path Should Arkansas Take On Economic Development?

By Caleb Taylor Is there a “more proven path” Arkansas should take for economic development? ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick says yes in an op-ed published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on March 19th. Arkansas officials should focus on “broad, comprehensive reforms to increase economic growth” rather than targeted economic development incentives. One example of an […]

Tax Experts Agree on Eliminating Exemptions — But Not on What to Do with the Revenue

By Caleb Taylor Nicole Kaeding and Lisa Christen Gee both offered their recommendations for reforming Arkansas’s sales tax Monday at a meeting of the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force. Kaeding is a Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation. Other co-authors include […]

‘Road Map to Tax Reform’ Co-Author Kaeding to Speak at Task Force Monday

By Caleb Taylor Nicole Kaeding, Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform co-author and Director of Special Projects for the Tax Foundation, will speak to members of the Arkansas Legislative Tax Reform and Relief Task Force about reforming Arkansas’s sales taxes on Monday, March 19th. Arkansas: The Road Map To Tax Reform examines Arkansas’s current […]