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Arkansas House in the New Year

2019-12-31T16:41:33+00:00 Dec 27th, 2019|In the News|

As many of you are reflecting on 2019 and setting goals for 2020, we want to remind you of what is ahead for the Arkansas House in the New Year. In less than 10 weeks, Arkansans will be heading to the polls to cast ballots in the March 3 primary. This year, the General Assembly [...]

Trucking Industry

2019-12-31T16:40:27+00:00 Dec 20th, 2019|In the News|

From delivering the food to the grocery store shelves to stocking up retail stores with must have gifts, the trucking industry touches every aspect of the holidays. As the trend towards online shopping continues, the trucking industry continues to provide a critical infrastructure for our nation. Arkansas companies play an important role in providing the [...]

Christmas in the Capitol

2019-12-31T16:39:05+00:00 Dec 13th, 2019|In the News|

The holidays are a magical time at the State Capitol. Lights illuminate the exterior at night, the halls are draped with garland, and school choirs from across the state serenade us with carols throughout the day. But there is one particular day in the season here at that stands apart from the rest. On Tuesday, [...]

Laws that will take effect January 1, 2020

2019-11-30T17:59:55+00:00 Nov 27th, 2019|In the News|

Typically when a bill is passed in the state legislature, if it does not have an emergency clause, it will take effect 90 days after we adjourn. But there are occasions when a specific date is written into the bill. This year, we passed several bills that will take effect January 1, 2020. These impact [...]

Thanking Our Farmers

2019-11-30T17:58:07+00:00 Nov 22nd, 2019|In the News|

As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s important that we show our gratitude to our farmers. A thanksgiving feast would not be the same without the contribution of Arkansas agriculture. Arkansas ranks 5th in the nation in turkey production. In 2018, 595,350 pounds of turkey were produced in Arkansas poultry farms. In fact, turkey production creates more [...]

REAL ID Driver’s License

2019-11-30T17:54:40+00:00 Nov 15th, 2019|In the News|

This week we want to remind you of an important deadline approaching all Arkansans. On October 1, 2020, anyone who boards a domestic flight or enters a federal building will either need a REAL ID driver’s license (DL) or Identification Card (ID) or will need to provide a regular identification and additional accepted forms of [...]

AEDC Grants Division to hold Community Development Block Grants.

2019-11-30T17:52:15+00:00 Nov 13th, 2019|In the News|

AEDC Grants Division to hold Community Development Block Grants. This general assistance program is designed to provide cities and counties with the opportunity to apply for grant assistance for public works and public facility projects that are not covered under other funding categories. Please review for more details and dates and times of workshops. For [...]

Rep. John Walker

2019-11-05T22:20:41+00:00 Nov 1st, 2019|In the News|

On Monday morning, House members were informed of the passing of one of our fellow representatives. Representative John Walker was elected to the House in 2010 and was serving his 5th term when he passed at the age of 82. He represented District 34 which includes southwest portions of Little Rock. His public service career [...]

National Farm-to-School Month

2019-11-05T22:19:01+00:00 Oct 25th, 2019|In the News|

Childhood obesity is a serious problem across the country. Surveys indicate 1 in 5 children are now obese. Several studies have shown that students will eat more fruits and vegetables when they have easy access to a variety of high quality fresh items. And one way to provide more healthy options is through Farm-to-School programs. [...]