In the News

Fall 2018

  • For Transparency – op-ed published September 29, 2018 by ACRE Policy Analyst Mavuto Kalulu and Program Coordinator Terra Aquia in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • On September 26, 2018, ACRE Policy Analyst Mavuto Kalulu and Program Coordinator Terra Aquia were on Conduit News Radio discussing their recently released Transparency Index.
  • Report: Faulkner County ranks 8th in state for transparency – ACRE Policy Analyst Mavuto Kalulu’s and Program Coordinator Terra Aquia’s Transparency Index was written about in the Log-Cabin Democrat on September 19, 2018.
  • Improve Reporting – Op-ed published September 14, 2018, by ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • Tax cut for thee? What changes mean for Arkansas – Op-ed published September 13, 2018, by ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl and Tax Foundation Director of Federal Projects Nicole Kaeding in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • Saline Ranked #9 for Transparency out of 75 Counties in UCA Study – ACRE Policy Analyst Mavuto Kalulu’s and Program Coordinator Terra Aquia’s Transparency Index was written about on MySaline.com on September 11, 2018.
  • Lower the Barriers – Op-ed published September 7, 2018, by ACRE Policy Analyst Alex Kanode in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Summer 2018

Spring 2018

  • On May 29, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was a guest on the Dave Elswick Show on 101.1 FM discussing tax reform.
  • Reform taxes now – op-ed published May 21, 2018 by ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl and Tax Foundation Director of Federal Projects Nicole Kaeding in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • No Skin In Game: Taxpayers get no say in projects – op-ed published May 10, 2018, by ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • How Charter Schools Improve Student Outcomes – op-ed published April 30, 2018 by ACRE Research Assistant Aaron Newell in the Log Cabin Democrat.
  • On April 13, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was a guest speaker alongside Governor Asa Hutchinson at the Arkansas Tax Freedom Day event at the State Capitol.
  • Reform Occupational Licensing Rules – commentary published March 26, 2018, by ACRE Director Dr. David Mitchel and ACRE Scholar Dr. Tom Snyder in Arkansas Business News.
  • On March 21, ACRE Alum Maleka Momand was a guest at the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Teleforum, The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation to discuss the commenting process on federal regulations.
  • More Proven Path – op-ed published March 19, 2018 by ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • On March 16, 2018, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was a guest on Economics Detective Radio where he discussed the idea that most laws are passed either with support from economic interests or moral interests. You can listen to the full recording here.
  • A Vital Tool – An op-ed published March 1, 2018, by Randy Zook, President and CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, responding to ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick’s January 20th op-ed in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette decrying the need for the Quick Action Closing Fund.
  • On February 26, 2018, several ACRE employees were guest writers on a column on academic freedom on campus in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. These writers include Director Dr. David Mitchell, Scholar Dr. Zack Donahew, Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl, and Scholar Dr. Tom Snyder.
  • On February 21, 2018, ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick was quoted in an article in Arkansas Business News concerning his recent op-ed concerning state business incentives and how they clash with AEDC Director Mike Preston’s beliefs on these incentives.
  • On February 20, 2018, ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick was quoted in an article in Talk Business and Politics after he testified at an Arkansas State Senate Panel regarding economic development incentives.
  • On February 18, 2018, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was interviewed on Capitol Hill by Jessi Turnure, KARK Political Correspondent, about the book he co-authored with the Tax Foundation concerning the state’s tax code as well as the upcoming fiscal session. You can watch the full interview here.
  • On February 15, 2018, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was a guest on Inside Arkansas Politics, a podcast hosted by Curtis Lanning of KNWA News, where he discussed the overall state of the Arkansas economy.
  • Subsidy Snags: Job creators? Maybe not so much – op-ed published January 20, 2018 by ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Fall 2017

  • Invisible Borders: Licensing Burden Hurts State op-ed published December 28, 2017 by ACRE Scholar Dr. Thomas Snyder in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • On December 22, ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl and ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick were guests on Newsradio 102.9 KARN talking with Dan Harpool about occupational licensing (including the new Institute for Justice report), Bundrick’s study of the Quick Action Closing Fund, and all the latest in tax reform news (for both Arkansas and the nation).
  • Arkansas Ranked Tops for Christmas? op-ed published December 19, 2017 by ACRE Director Dr. David Mitchell in the Jonesboro Sun.
  • ACRE Scholar Dr. Thomas Snyder and ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick were guests on the Paul Harrell Program on December 12, 2017  discussing their recent working paper entitled “Do Business Subsidies Lead to Increased Economic Activity? Evidence from Arkansas’s Quick Action Closing Fund.” You can stream the full interview here.
  • Dr. Dick Carpenter of the Institute for Justice recently visited the University of Central Arkansas for the ACRE’s Distinguished Speaker Series to discuss occupational licensing. While he was visiting, he also had the chance to appear on several radio shows to discuss his work. He called in for interviews on both the Dave Elswick Show and the Paul Harrell Program on November 13th and 14th. He concluded with an in-studio interview on the Doc Washburn Show after his visit to UCA on November 16th.
  • Out in the Open: Transparency Keeps Us Honest op-ed published November 16, 2017 by ACRE Policy Analyst Dr. Mavuto Kalulu and ACRE Research Assistant Terra Aquia in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • To Tax or Not to Tax? op-ed published October 29, 2017 by ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl in the Log Cabin Democrat.
  • ACRE Scholar Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl was a guest speaker on NPR’s Marketplace discussing SALT deductions on October 27, 2017. If you weren’t one of the 12 million tuning in, you can stream the full segment here!
  • Prisoner’s dilemma: Tax incentives risk actual benefits op-ed published October 27, 2017 by ACRE policy analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • Economic Development Bidding: A Prisoner’s Dilemma insight article published October 20, 2017 by ACRE policy analyst Jacob Bundrick in Bloomberg BNA‘s “Daily Tax Report: State.”
  • ACRE Scholar Dr. Thomas Snyder and Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick were guests on the Paul Harrell Program on October 11, 2017 talking about Snyder’s recent Mercatus Center paper on occupational licensing. You can stream the full interview here.
  • To Reduce Crime: State has means, without cost op-ed published September 28, 2017 by ACRE Scholar Dr. Thomas Snyder and UCA Honors Student Alexandria Tatem in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • ACRE Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick was a guest on the Paul Harrell Program on September 27, 2017 talking about his new paper on Arkansas state taxes and manufacturing productivity. You can stream the full interview here.
  • No App for That: Government needs transparency op-ed published September 15, 2017 by ACRE policy analyst Dr. Mavuto Kalulu and ACRE Research Assistant Terra Aquia in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.
  • Favorites’ favors: Level business playing field op-ed published August 26, 2017 by ACRE policy analyst Jacob Bundrick in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Summer 2017

  • ACRE Director Dr. David Mitchell and Policy Analyst Jacob Bundrick spoke in a 2 hour segment on the 96.5 FM Dave Elswick Show discussing Arkansas taxation, subsidies, and other state issues on July 13, 2017.
  • Policy analyst Jacob Bundrick was a guest on Josh Waters 101.3 FM on July 6, 2017 to discuss policy issues in the state.

 

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