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Arkansas Tourism

2019-05-06T21:19:50+00:00 Apr 19th, 2019|In the News|

When we pass legislation to grow our economy, it does not stop at tax incentives and workforce training. In Arkansas, we know our economy can also grow by bringing in people from out of state to appreciate our natural resources, our talents, and our history. The hospitality industry is the second largest industry in the [...]

State Plant Board Approves a Proposed Emergency Rule on the Use of Dicamba for Burndown

2019-04-04T19:56:33+00:00 Mar 22nd, 2019|In the News|

Arkansas Agriculture Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: State Plant Board Approves a Proposed Emergency Rule on the Use of Dicamba for Burndown LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board approved a proposed emergency rule today to clarify that the only three dicamba products allowed for burndown applications from April 16 through May [...]

District 60 ARDOT Projects Awarded

2019-02-28T23:43:46+00:00 Feb 24th, 2019|In the News|

I received notice that ARDOT awarded 2 projects in District 60. C67002 Cherokee Village and Highland Overlay Number 2 (Selected Sections). The purpose of this project is to resurface 4.4 miles of various city streets in the cities of Cherokee Village & Highland, Sharp County. It was awarded to Atlas Asphalt, Inc for the amount [...]

Help Smokey Bear Celebrate His 75th Birthday with a “Shout-Out”

2019-02-18T22:33:16+00:00 Feb 11th, 2019|In the News|

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Forestry Commission (AFC) is sponsoring a Smokey Bear “Shout-Out” contest Feb. 11 through April 19 to celebrate Smokey’s 75th birthday. Smokey is the fictional bear that was designated the symbol for forest fire prevention in 1944 by the U.S. Forest Service and the Ad Council. Elementary classes [...]

92nd General Assembly starts January 14th

2019-01-07T17:39:46+00:00 Jan 4th, 2019|In the News|

This is the year for legislative action. The elections are past and it is now time for newly elected and re-elected state officials to begin the 2019 term in office, as the 92nd General Assembly. The Arkansas State Constitution requires the General Assembly to meet in regular session on the second Monday in January of [...]

New Rule for Committees

2019-01-07T17:37:36+00:00 Dec 28th, 2018|In the News|

There is a new rule taking effect this session which changes the way our many of our committees are formed. The House consists of 10 standing committees, 7 select committees and 3 special committees. A vast majority of legislation introduced in the Regular Session is assigned to a standing committee. In years past, we gathered [...]

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 [...]