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Daily Summary – Jan 18

2023-01-19T02:25:02+00:00 Jan 18th, 2023|Summaries|

House committees advanced several bills on Wednesday. The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee advanced HB1023. This bill states that all flags of the United States and flags of the State of Arkansas purchased by a public entity with public funds shall be made and manufactured in the United States. The House City, County, [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 17

2023-01-19T02:24:13+00:00 Jan 17th, 2023|Summaries|

Members began the second week of the 2023 Regular Session on Tuesday. The House Public Transportation Committee advanced HB1086. This bill amends the law concerning parking privileges for a person with a disabled veteran special license plate. It states vehicles with a disabled veteran special license plate can have access to disabled parking spaces if [...]

Weekly Summary – Jan 13

2023-01-19T02:23:00+00:00 Jan 13th, 2023|Summaries|

The 2023 Regular Session is now underway. The session began on Monday, January 9 when members of the 94th General Assembly took the oath of office. The House then elected Matthew J. Shepherd of El Dorado as the Speaker for the 94th General Assembly. He is the first person in state history to be elected [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 12

2023-01-19T02:21:58+00:00 Jan 12th, 2023|Summaries|

House members have completed their business for the first week of the 2023 Regular Session. On Thursday, the House passed HR1001. This resolution establishes the rules for the House for the 94th General Assembly. Changes in the rules from the previous year include adding language that incorporates bill filing deadlines and fiscal impact statement requirements [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 11

2023-01-19T02:18:56+00:00 Jan 11th, 2023|Summaries|

Several House committees convened for organizational meetings on Wednesday morning. The full House passed HB1001, an appropriation to pay for the expenses of the 94th General Assembly. The House also passed HB1051, the General Appropriation Act for the 2023-2024 Fiscal Year. House committees will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday. The House will convene at [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 10

2023-01-19T02:17:44+00:00 Jan 10th, 2023|Summaries|

On the second day of the 2023 Regular Session, the House and Senate convened for a Joint Session. During the session, all constitutional officers took the oath of office. Upon swearing-in, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave an address outlining her legislative priorities. The priorities mentioned include tax cuts, improving literacy, and improving public safety. More [...]

Daily Summary – Jan 9

2023-01-19T02:16:34+00:00 Jan 9th, 2023|Summaries|

Members of the 94th General Assembly took the oath of office Monday morning. After swearing-in, the House elected Matthew J. Shepherd of El Dorado as the Speaker for the 94th General Assembly. He becomes the first person in state history to be elected Speaker for a third term. After an address to the House, Speaker [...]

Highway 230 Projects Awarded

2023-01-05T23:22:41+00:00 Dec 27th, 2022|In the News|

The Arkansas Department of Transportation on November 9, 2022 awarded $20,571,500.62 to Robertson Contractors, Inc for the Project 101054. The purpose of this project is to replace 4 bridges and 6 structures on Highway 230 in Craighead and Lawrence Counties. Barring unforeseen circumstances, work on awarded projects will typically begin within 2 months.