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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.

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 [...]