U.S. Rep. Steve Womack, R-Rogers, teamed up with Democratic Congressman Jackie Speier on Wednesday (Oct. 12) to announce the push of legislation that would give states more authority to require online retailers to collect and remit sales taxes.
A national report suggesting consumers and corporations traveled more than expected during the recent summer may help explain the continued rise in Fort Smith and Van Buren hospitality tax collections.
Executives with Celadon Trucking Services are interested in acquiring or merging with Van Buren-based USA Truck, and have asked USA Truck management to meet about a possible transaction, according to a federal filing Celadon posted Tuesday (Oct. 11).
Fort Smith Finance Director Kara Bushkuhl recently caught a mistake that eventually saved the city of Fort Smith about $115,000 a year, and saved 300-plus Arkansas county and local governments more than $2.771 million.
The fracking debate may soon include new regulations from the federal government, with U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar saying that proposals may emerge in about a month to regulate how the natural gas industry operates on federal lands.
Fort Smith-based First Bank Corp. continues to hold the dominant bank deposit market share position in the Fort Smith region, with Bentonville-based Arvest Bank retaining the top market share position in Arkansas.