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Helena
Helena
Arkansas
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Helena is the eastern portion of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas, a city in Phillips County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, this portion of the city population was 6,323. Helena was the county seat of Phillips County until January 1, 2006, when it merged its government and city limits with neighboring West Helena. Helena is the birthplace of Arkansas' former Senior United States Senator Blanche Lincoln. Helena is home to the longest running daily radio program in the U.S., King Biscuit Time. From 1906 to 1946, Helena was a terminal point on the former Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad, which provided passenger and freight service to Joplin, Missouri. After, a loss of rail service in early 2015, a successful effort was launched by the Helena-West Helena/Phillips County Port Authority to have freight service restored. The service was restored on October 1, 2015 and two new freight customers have already been gained.

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How did Arkansas earn the grade of C+? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Arkansas has a state sales tax of 6.50%. Of particular interest is that Arkansas does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Arkansas has an effective property tax rate of 0.63%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Arkansas earned its state tax grade of C+.

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