The economy is a mess and we're seeing all levels of government taking action to get people working again.
Here in Arkansas, one area of concern has to be with contractors who hire illegal immigrants (we've seen a lot of bills written around the nation that appear to be in direct response to the "they took our jobs!" mantra that's common these days). The Arkansas Legislature is due to take up H.B. 1013, which is sponsored by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood). That bill, simply put, would punish contractors who knowingly hire people who are not authorized to work in the United States.
What is interesting is the broad appeal that this bill will likely attract. Why? It addresses an issue embraced by both conservatives and liberals (to an extent) and the bill has already drawn the support of union leaders here in the Natural State.
Want to read more about H.B. 1013 and what the unions are doing to support it? Sure you do! Just click here...