November 2014) Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will keynote the Policy Foundation’s 20th anniversary Recognition Reception on Thursday, Dec. 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Little Rock Club on the 30th Floor of the Regions Center (400 West Capitol Avenue).


Policy Foundation volunteers and supporters will be honored at the event.


Gov. Hutchinson worked to pass the biggest income tax cut in Arkansas history, a long-time policy goal of the Policy Foundation since the Murphy Commission issued its recommendations in late 1998.


The freshman Republican is also emphasizing the importance of identifying efficiencies in Arkansas state government.


Policy Foundation Founded in 1995


Two decades ago a small group of business owners and investors concerned about Arkansas’ economic future organized the Policy Foundation as a nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit think tank.  The Foundation emphasizes the importance of tax policy and education reform, and encourages citizenship through forums and other activities.


Arkansas’ policy climate has not always welcomed these ideas but the Policy Foundation has persisted for 20 years with the help of committed supporters and volunteers.  The Policy Foundation’s Board has never wavered in its resolve to maintain a credible, independent research group serving the people of Arkansas.


The 20th anniversary Recognition Reception will highlight the Policy Foundation’s work in two areas: charter schools and pro-growth economic policies.  Tens of thousands of Arkansas students have benefited from charters since the Policy Foundation proposed the idea in a 1996 study.  More Arkansans are benefiting from reductions in income tax rates, a dramatic change in the policy climate led by Gov. Hutchinson.


Please contact the Policy Foundation (501-537-0825) to make reservations.