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Foster Care

2023-01-05T23:21:13+00:00 Dec 22nd, 2022|In the News|

Earlier this month, many of us gathered in the Old Supreme Court Chamber at our Capitol to celebrate Christmas with some of the children currently in our state’s foster care system. This is an annual event that distributes thousands of gifts and brings countless smiles. Our goal as a state is to make sure these [...]

Computer Science Education Advancement Act

2023-01-05T23:17:13+00:00 Dec 9th, 2022|In the News|

Nationwide, just half of all high schools offer computer science courses. That’s not the case here in Arkansas. Arkansas is recognized nationally as a leading state in the computer science education movement. When the General Assembly passed Act 187 in 2015, we became the first state to require every public high school and public charter [...]

Upcoming Future I-57 Impact Meetings

2022-12-05T21:23:45+00:00 Dec 4th, 2022|In the News|

I received notice from Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) and Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), that they will conduct Location Public Hearings to present and discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Walnut Ridge to Missouri State Line (Future I-57) connection in Clay, Greene, Lawrence and Randolph counties. The hearings will be held [...]

Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses

2022-12-05T21:19:40+00:00 Nov 21st, 2022|In the News|

Disaster Assistance for 2022 Livestock Forage Losses Producers in Lawrence County are eligible to apply for 2022 Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) benefits on native pasture, improved pasture, or forage sorghum. LFP provides compensation if you suffer grazing losses for covered livestock due to drought on privately owned or cash leased land or fire on [...]

Arkansas Grown

2022-12-05T21:18:15+00:00 Nov 18th, 2022|In the News|

Did you know that more than 12% of all turkeys produced in the United States are raised right here in Arkansas? Arkansas produces 27 million turkeys per year and ranks third in the nation in turkeys raised. But that’s not the only popular Thanksgiving dish that may have started its journey on an Arkansas farm. [...]

Legislative Committees

2022-11-11T23:07:21+00:00 Nov 10th, 2022|In the News|

Committees are an essential part of the legislative process. While in committee, a bill is reviewed, researched, and sometime revised. Committee meetings also provide an opportunity for public comment. Committee selection is one of the first orders of business for newly elected members and returning members of the House. A House Caucus is currently scheduled [...]