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Report Is In: Arkansas Economy Is Strong

The numbers for the state's fiscal year are in, and, I am happy to report, the numbers are strong. We finished the year with a surplus of more than $40 million, and we set aside additional savings in a long-term reserve fund.  The annual growth was the result of a 4.6 percent increase in individual income and a 3.4 percent increase in the collection of sales tax. In other words, more people in Arkansas are working,...

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