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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 [...]

Veterans Day

2022-11-11T23:05:25+00:00 Nov 4th, 2022|In the News|

Arkansas is home to more than 222,000 veterans. That equals close to 10% of our adult population. Whether they served in times of war or peace, our veterans all share an unwavering belief in the cause of freedom. As we approach Veterans Day, we want to extend our sincere appreciation to those who despite the [...]

National Adoption Month

2022-11-11T23:03:36+00:00 Oct 29th, 2022|In the News|

Did you know that out of the over 400,000 children and teens in foster care in the United States, over 100,000 of them are waiting to be adopted? Right now, there are 292 children in Arkansas whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated and are currently seeking a forever family. November is National Adoption Month. [...]

Budget Hearings

2022-11-11T22:58:46+00:00 Oct 14th, 2022|In the News|

Our state budget has a direct impact on everything from classrooms to health care. The importance of the budget is why the General Assembly begins reviewing budget needs weeks before the legislative session begins. Budget hearings began this week and will continue through November 10. During the hearings, the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) sits with [...]

Important Election Dates

2022-11-11T22:56:29+00:00 Oct 7th, 2022|In the News|

There is an important deadline approaching for Arkansans planning to vote in the November election. If you have not already registered to vote, you have until October 11 to file your voter registration application with your county clerk. If you submit your application close to an election registration deadline, you are strongly advised to follow [...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

2022-10-05T22:10:12+00:00 Sep 30th, 2022|In the News|

According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., one in eight women will develop breast cancer. It is the most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of death among women. However, more women are living longer and healthier lives after a diagnosis. The key is early detection. October is Breast Cancer Awareness [...]

Adult Education Week

2022-10-05T22:06:02+00:00 Sep 16th, 2022|In the News|

Every community feels the impact when adults lack a high school diploma or the skills to compete in the 21st century workforce. Not only is it devastating for the adults who may dream of a better life for their families, but it may impact education for future generations. Studies show that children of adults with [...]