Arkansas Public Policy Center
The Public Policy Center exists to provide Arkansans with research-based information and education about public issues. Public issues are defined as pressing and emerging issues that involve multiple points of view and have widespread consequences.
Our goals are to:
- Increase citizen knowledge, awareness and understanding of public issues
- Enhance public participation in decisions regarding public issues
- Help citizens craft, evaluate and implement alternative solutions to public issues
Featured Resources and Topics
PPC News and Publications
House Committee Rejects Amendment 7 Test Case on Road Tax Corrections
Move Over Spring, March is Property Tax Month in Arkansas
Arkansas Legislators Tighten Special Election Dates
Hamburger and Hotel Tax Now Require Voter Approval
Bill Filed to Put Attorney General Back in Charge of Reviewing Citizen Ballot Issue Titles
State Lawmakers Start Filing Bills to Change Arkansas Constitution on 2024 Ballot
Medical Marijuana Remains the Only Legal Marijuana in Arkansas
What You Can Make and Sell Under the Arkansas Food Freedom Act
Arkansas Population Tops 3 Million But Population Growth The Smallest Since 1980s
DYK? Arkansas One of Several States With More Ballot Issue Options
Information Literacy: Take Time to Care Before You Share
New Publications Highlight Arkansas' Varied Property Tax Landscape
Public Policy Center Publishes Arkansas Beef Slaughterhouse Survey Results
How Constitutional Amendments Have Shaped Your Ballot
Find more articles at www.uaex.uada.edu/cpedblog
Find older Arkansas Ballot Issue Education newsletters in our archive
2022 Arkansas Ballot Issues Voter Guide
Elections in Arkansas Eleccions en Arkansas (Espanol)
Citizenship in Action: How the Redistricting Process Works in Arkansas
Information Literacy - Take Time to Care Before You Share
Retail Beef Production Practices: A Survey of Beef Processing Capacity in Arkansas
Arkansas Water Primer Series: Water Basics
Arkansas Nonpoint Source Pollution Management Plan
What is the Buffalo River Watershed Management Plan?
The Arkansas Food Freedom Act: Making and Selling Homemade Food and Drinks in Arkansas
The Arkansas Food Freedom Act & Hobbyist Beekeeper Operations
How To Run An Effective Meeting: Parliamentary Procedure Basics
Arkansas Citizens Access Network (ARCAN)
AR-CAN offers livestreaming of government proceedings and public meetings throughout the state. You can watch live streaming of the Arkansas legislature.
Our Faculty and Staff
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture established the Public Policy
Center in 2004 in Little Rock to provide research-based, non-partisan analyses and
evaluation of public policy issues. The Center's goal isn't to tell citizens what
to think, but rather to increase their knowledge and awareness of public issues and
participation in decisions regarding those issues.
Dr. Stacey McCullough
Director of Public Policy Center
Areas: Entrepreneurship, public policy, agritourism, electronic commerce, rural development.
Areas: Public referendum, local government finance, media relations, rural criminal justice issues, environmental and natural resource policy and programs.