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The 2020 Fiscal Session is scheduled to begin April 8 at noon

2020-04-03T22:08:10+00:00 Apr 3rd, 2020|In the News|

The 2020 Fiscal Session is scheduled to begin April 8 at noon. The COVID-19 crisis will have an impact on the proposed budget as well as our meeting schedules. The Department of Finance and Administration released a revised revenue forecast on April 2. The revision was necessary because of an economic recession predicted as a [...]

COVID-19 Update – April 3

2020-04-03T22:06:56+00:00 Apr 3rd, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, FRIDAY APRIL 3rd, 2020 (link in comments): 🔘 704 total 🔘 1 new county impacted: Monroe DR NATE SMITH, SEC OF ADH: 📍Breakdown on the 704 cases: 20 children 487 people ages 18-64 197 people ages 65+ 📍60% Female 40% Male 70% White 20% African American 10% Other 📍71 currently hospitalized 53 are [...]

COVID-19 Update – April 2

2020-04-03T22:02:49+00:00 Apr 2nd, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, THURSDAY APRIL 2nd, 2020: 🔘 643 total 🔘 2 new deaths, 4 new counties impacted. WHY AR IS NOT DOING SHELTER IN PLACE (SIP) ORDER: ➡️SIP order is largely an illusion. States that have them have exempted essential activities (manufacturing, outdoor stores, banks, hardware, laundry mats, legal, county services, insurance, farmers market, etc). [...]

Workforce Services

2020-04-03T22:00:49+00:00 Apr 1st, 2020|In the News|

The Department of Commerce and the Division of Workforce Services is working around the clock to update and make changes to their system to better serve those seeking to file an unemployment claim. Below is the latest updates and information regarding applying for unemployment benefits and the steps being taken to address issues with the [...]

Governor Hutchinson Directs State Parks To Implement New Measures for Public Health

2020-04-03T21:59:30+00:00 Apr 1st, 2020|In the News|

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has approved temporary changes to Arkansas State Parks’ operations to protect public health during the COVID-19 crisis, he announced at a news conference today. The Governor has directed that Arkansas State Parks implement “day use” operations only, effective 8 a.m. on Friday, April 3, a decision he made in [...]

COVID-19 Update – April 1

2020-04-03T21:58:38+00:00 Apr 1st, 2020|In the News|

There are now 584 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Arkansas. · The Governor announced a partnership with Walmart and Quest Laboratories for drive-through testing in Bentonville for healthcare workers and first responders. · Arkansas State Parks announced the agency is eliminating all overnight use of state parks. The agency has also closed Cedar Falls Trail [...]

COVID-19 Update – March 31

2020-04-03T21:56:42+00:00 Mar 31st, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, TUESDAY MARCH 31st, 2020 (link in comments): 🔘 523 total 🔘 3 new counties: Columbia, Newton, and Perry. This is a total of 51 counties. 🔘 1 new death (8 total). Person over 65 who passed away in Central AR. 🔘 The New York Times story going around showing AR is one of worst states [...]

CARES Act

2020-04-03T21:54:38+00:00 Mar 30th, 2020|In the News|

The 116th U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” on March 27, 2020 (the “Act”). The act responds to the coronavirus outbreak through various financial stimulus methods in amount of approximately $2.2 trillion. Per your request, this summary only includes provisions related to individuals and small [...]

COVID-19 Update – March 28

2020-04-03T21:53:04+00:00 Mar 28th, 2020|In the News|

Governor’s press conference today, SATURDAY MARCH 28th, 2020 (link in comments): 🔘 404 total cases, 2 new counties: Baxter and Johnson 🔘 2 new deaths (5 total). 1 person in 40’s. 1 person in 70’s. At least 1 didn’t have any underlying health issues. Both from Central AR. 🔘 30,000 unemployment claims in AR so far. 🔘We have [...]