Responsible pro-growth reforms to Arkansas’s tax code can help ensure that the Natural State is indeed a Land of Opportunity.9 min read
Dr. Jeremy Horpedahl is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas and an ACRE scholar with the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from George Mason University in 2009, concentrating in public choice, public finance, and economic history. His research has been published in peer-review journals including Econ Journal Watch, Constitutional Political Economy, The Atlantic Economic Journal, and Public Finance and Management. His popular writings have been published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Des Moines Register, Yahoo! Finance, and US News and World Report.
Arkansas’s Senate Bill 576 would overhaul the state’s corporate income tax code and dramatically increase its competitiveness from 46th to 44th nationally.3 min read
Important lessons can be learned from other state experiences with tax reform. While Kansas teaches us what not to do, Utah, Indiana, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia illustrate that smart, sensible tax reform is possible.28 min read
As Arkansas considers tax reform, expanding or increasing the state’s property tax, if used to finance other tax changes, would be worth exploring.7 min read