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Thursday, March 04, 2021
Thursday, February 25, 2021
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – Businesses would not be penalized by state regulators for violating Covid-19 restrictions because of the behavior of their customers, under legislation passed by the Arkansas Senate.

There are 25 proposed constitutional amendments filed in the House and 18 in the Senate. The deadline to file proposed amendments was February 10. Proposals range from creating a citizens commission on minimum wage to tort reform.

Friday, February 12, 2021

The 93rd General Assembly now prepares to enter the 5th week of the 2021 Regular Session. The House passed a resolution to extend this session, if necessary, to May 3. The resolution provides for a recess on April 9. 

Sunday, February 07, 2021
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
Thursday, January 28, 2021

As of January 20 at noon, the executive branch of the United States government is now headed by President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. As with any new administration, we congratulate and pray for them as they embark on this journey of leadership during a very difficult time fo…

LITTLE ROCK – The inauguration of President Joe Biden was like no other in our history. I have had the privilege of attending five inaugurations before President Biden’s this week, and the atmosphere this year was understandably more somber than the others. With all that our nation has been …

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

LITTLE ROCK – The 93rd General Assembly convened with a traditional day of swearing in ceremonies for new members, followed by the governor’s speech in a joint session of the legislature. Then lawmakers immediately got down to business.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Public participation is an essential part of our democracy. In preparation for the upcoming session, House and Senate leadership have agreed to a few rules so Arkansans can participate in an environment that is as safe and healthy as possible. 

Friday, January 08, 2021

While we prepare to enter a new year and begin the 2021 Regular Session, we want to take a moment to review what has been taking place at the State Capitol in 2020. Some of the work accomplished in 2020 lays the foundation for future legislation.

Sunday, January 03, 2021

Arkansas’ legislature is considered a part-time citizen legislature. Most House members have a full-time career in addition to their legislative obligations. Members typically come from a wide range of professional backgrounds and the 93rd General Assembly is no exception.

Happy New Year from the ladies at the De Queen Library. We hope you all had a Merry Christmas and safe travels into the New Year. Thank you to Walmart and Pruett’s food for your donations for our Christmas for the Children this year.

Sunday, December 20, 2020
Thursday, December 10, 2020

LITTLE ROCK – Today I’d like to talk about the Natural State’s spirit of giving, which I’ve witnessed consistently through the years. When a friend or neighbor is in need, Arkansans show up in a hurry with pickaxes and open wallets.

This week, members elected to the 93rd General Assembly convened in the House chamber. The purpose of the organizational meeting was to determine seniority, select seats in the chamber, and select committees. 

Thursday, December 03, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020

Veterans live and work in every community of Arkansas.We are their friends, their family, their co-workers, and their neighbors. It is up to us to ensure that every veteran feels that his or her service to this country is appreciated.

Thursday, October 29, 2020
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

November is here, and you know what November is right? It’s Thanksgiving!!! Gobble till you Wobble!  Please stop and give Thanks for all things you have and do not have for it makes you who you are. We hope you have safe travels and enjoy loved ones this year!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

At the end of the ballot, far below the names of all the politicians we’ve learned to love or hate through social media or non-stop advertising are important voter questions that change our state Constitution and shape government policy for generations.

Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
Friday, October 09, 2020

For every dollar of general revenue coming into the state, 41 percent is spent on K-12 public schools. Approximately, half of all school district revenues come from the state. Our current process of determining the amount of state funding for our schools goes back to 2003. The Public School …

Friday, September 25, 2020

Health care workers have long been regarded as some of our nation’s most critical and courageous servants. During this time of challenges and uncertainty, this has never been more accurate. Each day, our health care professionals make tireless sacrifices to serve and protect our country, eve…

LITTLE ROCK – Census workers across Arkansas will be knocking on doors until the end of September in a last-ditch effort to make sure that as many people as possible get counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.

The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically altered online activity in our state. More Arkansans are working remotely, learning through distance education, using telehealth, and attending online church services.

Thursday, September 10, 2020