The Economic Justice Caucus of the CFC works on issues related to economic equality, the Arkansas tax code, and ensuring that every Arkansan has equal access to economic prosperity.
Chair: Pear Beyers
• Support a sound budget by opposing upper income tax cuts, promoting corporations paying their fair share, supporting tax relief for the poor, and continuing to expand access to quality health care.
• Support fair residential landlord-tenant laws. See our report here.
• Fight to deter wage theft.
Priority Bills We Support
HB1410: Rep. Jimmy Gazaway, R-Paragould. Would enact an implied warranty of habitability for residential tenants in Arkansas. View a copy of our report on Arkansas’ need for an implied warranty of habitability and sign our petition in support of HB1410.
Priority Bills We Oppose
Call your lawmakers to protect the Arkansas Minimum WagSB115 that rolls back that increase for a huge portion of Arkansas workers.
SB115, Sen. Bob Ballinger, R-Berryville; assigned to the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, deferred. Rolls back state minimum wage protections for workers. SAY NO to this bill and sign our petition here.
SB211: Sen. Jonathan Dismang, R-Beebe, passed. Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s plan cuts taxes for the state’s wealthiest taxpayers.
Bills We Are Watching