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Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives October 28, 2018

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HOUSE RESTORATION COMPLETE

Historical buildings tell a story. They help us understand the people and community who built it at the time. And historical preservation helps ensure that story continues.house

That is why investments are made to preserve our State Capitol. Thousands of visitors from across the country and even around the world tour our Capitol every year.

This week, the House...

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Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives October 12, 2018

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HouseIn Arkansas, 1 in 4 women will suffer abuse in their lifetime. Domestic violence is an epidemic affecting every community regardless of age, economic status, gender, race, or religion.

To end domestic violence and sexual assault, we all need to be part of the solution. 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We want to use this time to remind Arkansans about the resources...

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Written by J Stark (editor)

AR House: 03.9.2018

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Weekly Column from the
Arkansas House of Representatives March 9, 2018

The 2018 Fiscal Session is now winding to a close. In the final week, members voted on legislation detailing the state budget for the next fiscal year. The fiscal year begins on July 1, 2018.
The $5.6 billion balanced budget includes a $172.8 million, or 3.1% increase, in spending from the current fiscal year.
The increases...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo

AR House: 03.2.2018

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Weekly Column from the
Arkansas House of Representatives March 2, 2018

As we approach the 4th week of the 2018 Fiscal Session, the Governor has signed nearly 200 budget bills into law. The legislature could vote on all remaining bills over the next several days.

This week, the House addressed budget items impacting public safety.
The House approved an increase of $3.5 million in general...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo

AR House: 02.16.2018

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Weekly Column from the
Arkansas House of Representatives February 16, 2018

In the first week of the 2018 Fiscal Session, the House passed more than 30 appropriation bills.

The appropriations passed are for various boards and commissions and do not include any increases in funding.

The Governor presented his State of the State address in the House Chamber on the first day of the...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo

AR House: 01.26.2018

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Weekly Column from the
Arkansas House of Representatives January 26, 2018

The IRS has announced it will begin processing tax returns on January 29.  Before you begin preparing your returns, we want to make you aware of a few of the changes made in recent sessions impacting your Arkansas return.

The following legislation is in effect:

Capital Gains Exemption (Act 1173 of...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo

AR House: 01.19.2018

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houseWeekly Column from the
Arkansas House of Representatives January 19, 2018


With several schools across the state closing their doors for severe weather recently, you may have been hearing about something called alternative methods of instruction or AMI.

The legislature has passed a few laws in recent years giving schools more options to make up time rather than simply extending the year into the...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo

AR House: January 12, 2018

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Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives January 12, 2018

houseThe Joint Budget Committee spent this week reviewing projections for the next fiscal year and recommendations by the Governor for spending.
The revenue forecast presented by the Department of Finance and Administration shows an expected net available revenue of $5.6 billion. This is $237 million (4.3%) more than what is...

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Written by Cecillea Pond-Mayo