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Foster Care Update

2019-01-07T17:35:31+00:00 Dec 22nd, 2018|In the News|

Christmas is a special time at the Capitol. The halls are decorated with trees and garland. School choirs from across the state come to carol in the rotunda. And we host a party every year that creates lasting memories for our state’s most vulnerable. At that party, many of us in the Capitol bring gifts [...]

Arkansas Tax Reform & Relief Task Force

2019-01-07T17:34:12+00:00 Dec 14th, 2018|In the News|

The Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Task Force completed its work. This task force was created in 2017 in the same legislation that lowered the income tax rate for Arkansans making below $21,000 a year. Since that time, the task force has been exploring everything from capital gains taxes to registration fees on electric and [...]

Live Streaming Update

2019-01-07T17:32:31+00:00 Dec 7th, 2018|In the News|

We want Arkansans to know what is taking place in their Capitol. That is why for the last 8 years, the Arkansas House has been live streaming several committees and all House floor proceedings. In the upcoming session, we will be expanding that effort. Until now we have been streaming only House meetings held in [...]

School Safety Commission’s Final Report

2018-12-07T16:14:13+00:00 Dec 4th, 2018|In the News|

LITTLE ROCK – Five months to the day after the Arkansas School Safety Commission presented its preliminary report to Governor Asa Hutchinson, the commission submitted its final report to the governor this afternoon at a news conference at the State Capitol. The Commission’s five subcommittees made 30 recommendations that range from having an armed presence [...]

School Choirs at the Capitol

2018-12-07T16:05:36+00:00 Nov 30th, 2018|In the News|

Every year during the holiday season, school choirs from all across Arkansas come to the State Capitol, which has been beautifully decorated for the holiday season, to sing and to spread Christmas cheer. Come listen and enjoy the music! The public is welcomed and invited to attend. Video of each performance will also be streamed [...]

Be Well Arkansas

2018-12-07T16:02:24+00:00 Nov 30th, 2018|In the News|

If you are already thinking about your new year’s resolution, we want to direct your attention to a state program that may help you achieve your goals. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) recently launched Be Well Arkansas, an enhancement of previous tobacco cessation services, to provide Arkansans with resources to improve their health and [...]

Arkansas Farmers Holiday Season

2018-12-07T16:00:01+00:00 Nov 22nd, 2018|In the News|

Did you know that every frozen Butterball turkey was produced right here in Arkansas? And that may not be the only thing on your plate this holiday season that came from the work of an Arkansas farmer. Our farmers produce everything from the main course to the ingredients of the pecan pie. Arkansas is number [...]

Hoxie the First Stand Committee Meeting

2018-11-20T02:02:52+00:00 Nov 16th, 2018|In the News|

Proud to be part of this group telling the story of Hoxie the First Stand. Very productive meeting with Arkansas Education Commissioner Johnny Key, his staff, Rep. Fran Cavenaugh State Representative District 60, Hoxie Mayor Lanny Tinker, Hoxie School Superintendent Kelly Gillham, and members of Hoxie The First Stand Committee today regarding the proposed Civil [...]

Governor Hutchinson Presents Balanced Budget

2018-11-20T01:57:18+00:00 Nov 14th, 2018|In the News|

Governor Asa Hutchinson FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 14, 2018 Governor Hutchinson Presents Balanced Budget that Reflects Savings and Commitment to Public Safety, Teachers, and Tax Relief LITTLE ROCK – On Wednesday morning, Governor Asa Hutchinson presented his balanced budget for the next biennium to the Joint Budget Committee of the General Assembly. In his remarks, [...]