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November, 2015

  • 18 November

    State to Open New Veteran’s Facility; Seeks Long-Term Water Plan

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – More than 249,000 veterans live in Arkansas and more than 106,000 of them are older than 65. The state’s second long-term care facility for veterans is scheduled to open in North Little Rock at the end of 2016. Ground was broken in late July and in August the facility received a ...

  • 12 November

    Highway Funding Group has December Deadline

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The deadline is approaching for the Governor’s Working Group on Highway Funding to formalize its list of ideas on how to generate revenue for highway and bridge projects. The group has been working since June, and its goal has been to come up with funding options that would raise about $160 ...

  • 4 November

    State Continues Statewide Broadband Planning

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – With the support of Senate and House leadership, a legislative committee voted to begin the complex process of providing broadband Internet access to all areas of Arkansas. The President Pro Tem of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives urged the Joint Committee on Advanced Communications and Information ...

October, 2015

  • 21 October

    Grants Awarded for Job Training Programs

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Job training in Arkansas is aligning more closely with the needs of companies seeking to hire workers equipped with skills for the global economy. Two developments in state government last week were clear indicators of the trend. First, the Department of Workforce Services announced that 12 community colleges would receive about ...

  • 13 October

    Arkansas Ranks 38th in State Exports

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The value of produces exported by Arkansas companies went down by 4.1 percent last year, but the long-term trend for exports remains positive. In 2014 Arkansas sent $6.9 billion worth of goods to overseas markets. That is a drop from the previous year, when Arkansas exports totaled $7.2 billion. However, it ...

September, 2015

  • 2 September

    ACT Scores Remain the Same

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The results of this year’s ACT tests are now available. They’re the commonly used standardized tests for college admission. Arkansas high school seniors averaged a composite score of 20.4 out of a possible 36. That is the same average score as last year. Nationwide, the average score was 21, and it ...

August, 2015

  • 25 August

    Arkansas’ Tourism Industry Continues to Grow

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – Last year the Arkansas tourism industry grew by about 7 percent, its biggest increase in 15 years. Almost 26 million people made a trip to an Arkansas destination last year and about two-thirds of them were from out of state. They spent $6.7 billion, which is why tourism is one of ...

  • 17 August

    Computer Science to be Emphasized in Arkansas Schools Beginning this Fall

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – As Arkansas schools begin a new school year, at least 1,300 high school students are starting classes in how to program and code computers, the governor announced. In October, educators will have a more complete picture of how many students have enrolled in computer coding classes. They expect the number to exceed ...

  • 5 August

    State Eyes New Water Plans

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – For three years the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission has been working on a new water plan. At public hearings and during meetings with local business and civic leaders, the commission has gathered ideas on how to revise the current water plan, which was completed in 1990. The goal is to secure ...

July, 2015

  • 15 July

    Governor Invites Arkansas Churches & Religious Organizations to Meeting

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAUGE – LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas churches and religious organizations will be invited by the governor to a conference in late August at which he will ask their help in meeting two urgent needs – recruiting additional foster families and preparing inmates for life outside prison. The state Department of Human Services operates the foster care ...