Arkansas Business reports that Rep. Warwick Sabin of Little Rock has withdrawn a bill to require the state to compile data on incentives given to lure business in return for a promise from the Arkansas Economic Development Department to begin reporting such information online.

More important than a central point to see a tally of money given away by the state is a reliable ongoing measurement of what the state gets in return for its corporate welfare payments.


The AEDC said it hoped to have a webpage on incentives for ever project running by the end of the year.