Economic Justice

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

Priority Issues

• 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.

Key legislation

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.

  • HB1418: Rep. Tippi McCullough, D-Little Rock; referred to House Revenue and Taxation Committee, failed in committee. Would add a state EITC to the Governor’s tax plan.

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.

Bills We Are Watching