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August, 2013

  • 17 August

    State Capitol Week in Review – August 13, 2013

    BY SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE LITTLE ROCK  –  In the fiscal year that just ended, the state lottery raised $97.5 million for college scholarships for Arkansas students. The amount is a slight increase from the previous year, when the lottery raised $94.2 million.  The lottery director estimates that $98.6 million will be raised in Fiscal Year 2013, which began July 1. ...

  • 12 August

    State Capitol Week in Review August 9, 2013

    From Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas companies exported $7.6 billion in merchandise last year, an increase of 36 percent over the previous year. The growth in sales to overseas markets by Arkansas firms was due in large part to increased exports of transportation equipment, according to the International Trade Administration, a branch of the federal Commerce Department. Transportation equipment ...

  • 2 August

    State Capitol Week in Review – August 2, 2013

    BY LARRY TEAGUE –   LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas now has 22 hospitals certified as Level III trauma centers, after the recent approval by Health Department officials of the application of a medical center in northwest Arkansas. There are five Level I trauma centers serving Arkansas residents, although two are in Memphis and one is in Springfield, Missouri. There are ...

July, 2013

  • 30 July

    State Capitol Week in Review – July 31, 2013

    By Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas tourism industry grew modestly last year, increasing by 1.4 percent and bringing tourism’s portion of the state economy to $5.77 billion. More than 58,000 worked in travel-related jobs and their total payroll amounted to more than $1.1 billion. Travelers paid more than $301 million in state taxes and $110 million in ...

  • 24 July

    State Capitol Week in Review

    By Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, August 3, and Sunday, August 4. The legislature created the sales tax holiday by approving Act 757 of 2011.  The intent was to help families with children in school, and was popularly called the “Back to School” sales tax holiday when it was ...

  • 17 July

    State Capitol Week in Review

    By Senator Larry Teague LITTLE ROCK – The state attorney general challenged state elected officials and policy makers to overhaul Arkansas death penalty procedures. In a speech before the Arkansas Sheriffs Association, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel called the current system of capital punishment in Arkansas “completely broken.” Arkansas uses lethal injection to execute people convicted of capital crimes. However, the ...

June, 2013

  • 21 June

    State Capitol Week in Review

    From Senator Larry Teague June 21, 2013 LITTLE ROCK – Legislators plan to review the policies and actions of the state Department of Community Correction, which has jurisdiction over paroled inmates when they are released from prison. The importance of a thorough investigation into the parole system came to light when a Little Rock man was charged with murder, which ...