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Fiscal Session Facts

2024-04-07T19:21:42+00:00 Apr 5th, 2024|In the News|

The 2024 Fiscal Session of the General Assembly will commence on April 10, 2024, at noon. Following the House's initial convening, there will be a brief recess before a Joint Session with the Senate to hear the Governor's address. Amendment 86 stipulates that the General Assembly will focus solely on the budget, with any discussion [...]

Total Solar Eclipse

2024-04-07T19:19:53+00:00 Mar 29th, 2024|In the News|

The total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024, has captured the attention of Arkansans and visitors alike. The path of totality will stretch over 100 miles across The Natural State, extending from the southwest to the northeast. In some locations, lucky observers will experience over four minutes of total darkness. It is expected that 53 [...]

Arkansas Cancer Rates

2024-04-07T19:17:53+00:00 Mar 22nd, 2024|In the News|

Colorectal cancer stands as one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths in the United States. However, the stark reality is that it doesn't have to be. The month of March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2021, our General Assembly took a significant step forward in the fight against colorectal cancer by passing Act [...]

Arkansas Legislative Council and Council Subcommittees Convened

2024-04-07T19:16:28+00:00 Mar 15th, 2024|In the News|

This week, the Arkansas Legislative Council and the council subcommittees convened at the Capitol. The council approved the permanent payment rules for Educational Freedom Accounts. Educational Freedom Accounts may be used by eligible families to cover private school tuition, fees, uniforms, and some other required expenses. First-time kindergarteners, students enrolled in “D” or “F” rated [...]

Pre-fiscal Session Budget Hearings

2024-04-07T19:14:21+00:00 Mar 8th, 2024|In the News|

Pre-fiscal session budget hearings took place at the Capitol this week. The hearings began with the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA) presenting the Governor’s recommendation for a balanced budget. The Governor’s proposed budget calls for a 1.76% increase in spending. The greatest proposed increase is directed to education. The budget proposal calls for a [...]

Growing Minds Foundation

2024-04-07T19:10:22+00:00 Mar 1st, 2024|In the News|

Blessed to be able to help support The Growing Minds Foundation. They are a nonprofit organization that gives scholarships to children with disabilities for things like home modifications, specialized surgery and specialized toys among other special need items they might need. If you can please reach out to them and help support these children.

General Revenue Tax Dollars

2024-04-07T19:08:03+00:00 Mar 1st, 2024|In the News|

From classrooms to healthcare, the state budget has a direct impact on our daily lives. Weeks before the legislative session begins, the General Assembly reviews the state’s current fiscal position and budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Budget hearings this year will begin on March 6 and are expected to continue through March 8. [...]