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November, 2016

  • 14 November

    Protecting Consumers & Growing Our Economy

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  Recently, the second-most powerful court in the country ruled that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) had been structured in an unconstitutional manner. This ruling is an important step toward protecting consumers and community banks that are such an integral part of our economy. The CFPB was created by the Dodd-Frank legislation passed ...

  • 14 November

    Cotton Speaks at the Society of the Honor Guard’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Banquet

    “What they see in you at the Tomb is why the military remains the most respected institution in our society today.  It’s not what you do, it’s who you are.  It’s not our victories on the battlefield, impressive as those are, it’s the character you display.  It’s the character that has withstood physical hardship and the elements and the stresses ...

  • 10 November

    Boozman Accepting Applications for Spring Internships

    WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) is accepting applications from Arkansas college students interested in interning in his Washington, D.C. or Arkansas offices this spring. “Interning in my Washington or state offices is an excellent opportunity for college students interested in public service to get a firsthand look at the inner workings of Congress while helping make the lives of their ...

  • 10 November

    Governor Proposes Balanced Budget for Next Two Years

    SUBMITTED BY SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE –  November 11, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – As required by law, the governor proposed a balanced budget for state government for the next two fiscal years and presented it at legislative budget hearings. The recommendation will be the starting point for the legislature to use for adopting state agency spending levels. Lawmakers are meeting in ...

  • 10 November

    Boozman Highlights Lake Conway WWII & Korean War Veteran in ‘Salute to Veterans’

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of Herbert ‘Lucky’ Page, a WWII & Korean War veteran in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans. Page, a Lake Conway resident, was born in Little Rock. He spent much of his childhood in an orphanage. When ...

  • 4 November

    Schools to Receive More State Funding

    SUBMITTED BY SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE –  LITTLE ROCK – The Senate Education Committee voted to recommend an increase in state funding of public schools next year of about 1 percent. The vote culminated months of work during which the committee met 20 times and staff surveyed administrators of dozens of school districts and conducted on-site interviews with principals. Their purpose ...

  • 4 November

    A Meaningful Way to Thank our Veterans

    BY U.S. SENATOR DR. JOHN BOOZMAN –  Hebert ‘Lucky’ Page earned his nickname during a WWII battle in the Pacific after he was thought to have been killed in action and placed with the remains of deceased Marines. “I woke up and I was on the ship. I thought I was blind. I couldn’t see,” Page said. “They were cleaning ...

  • 3 November

    Boozman Recognized for Contributions to Arkansas Rice Industry

    JONESBORO – Riceland Foods, Inc. honored U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) with its ‘Friend of the Farmer’ award for his commitment and dedication to the Arkansas rice industry. “As the number one producer of rice in our country, Arkansas has a unique role in the industry. This is a testament to the skill and hard work of Arkansas’s rice farmers, and I am ...

  • 3 November

    Arkansas Voter Turnout Expected to be High

    October 28, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – When there is a race for president on the ballot, voter turnout in Arkansas goes up. This year it looks as if voter turnout is going up even more than usual for a presidential election year, according to estimates by officials in the Secretary of State’s office. Based on turnout in past elections and ...

October, 2016

  • 31 October

    Gov. Hutchinson Announces 5,500 Students Taking Computer Science Courses; Nearly 40% Growth in Enrollment

    Large Increase Among Female and Minority Students LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today announced a dramatic increase in the number of high school students enrolled in computer science classes in Arkansas. The newest numbers from the Arkansas Department of Education show an increase of 1,527 students, bringing the total enrollment number to 5,500 students for 2016-2017 school year with ...