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May, 2016

  • 6 May

    State Capitol Week in Review

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague May 6, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – With the successful completion of the fiscal session, Arkansas will fulfill its obligation to provide matching funds to go along with federal funding of Medicaid and other services. Now, attention at the state Capitol will focus on a special session the governor wants to call ...

  • 4 May

    Lawmakers Set to Task to Budget for State’s Largest Agency, DHS

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague April 22, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – During the fiscal session of the legislature the focus of media attention has been on the budget of the state Human Services Department (DHS), which is the single largest state agency. Public attention focused specifically on the Medicaid program, which is administered by the Human ...

April, 2016

  • 25 April

    Lawmakers Set to Task to Budget for State’s Largest Agency, DHS

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague April 22, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – During the fiscal session of the legislature the focus of media attention has been on the budget of the state Human Services Department (DHS), which is the single largest state agency. Public attention focused specifically on the Medicaid program, which is administered by the Human ...

  • 15 April

    State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

    State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague April 15, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – As soon as this year’s fiscal session of the legislature convened, the tension began to build. On the first day of the session the Joint Budget Committee endorsed the spending bill for the state Medicaid program, which has been the most politically controversial bill in ...

January, 2016

  • 18 January

    State Reports Record Lottery Sales

    Bids Open on 25 State Highway Project BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The enormous Powerball prize generated record sales of lottery tickets in Arkansas and increased income for college scholarships. However, legislative leaders said they would take a long term view of the program’s finances and be cautious about any attempt to raise scholarship amounts. Arkansas ...

  • 12 January

    State Capitol Week in Review

    LITTLE ROCK – The Secretary of State’s office has issued new rules for groups that want to place ballot issues before voters in the November general election. The rules reflect changes enacted by lawmakers in the 2013 legislative session. Not all the provisions were upheld when the Supreme Court ruled in a legal challenge of the 2013 law. The Supreme ...

  • 6 January

    Legislature Convenes Fiscal Session to Approve State Agencies Budgets

    CONTRIBUTED BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The legislature will convene in fiscal session on April 13 to approve budgets for state agencies. Traditionally, the Arkansas legislature holds its fiscal sessions in February of even-numbered years. However, in 2015 the legislature moved the 2016 fiscal session to the second Wednesday in April. It also moved the date of the Arkansas primary ...

December, 2015

  • 30 December

    2015 in Review

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – The new year will begin with an extensive review of the single largest state agency, the Department of Human Services. The governor ordered the review, which will be headed by the lieutenant governor and which will examine the organizational structure of the department to determine if any areas lack resources or ...

  • 16 December

    State Finds a Way to Move Highway Projects Forward

    BY STATE SENATOR LARRY TEAGUE – LITTLE ROCK – When Congress approved a federal highway funding bill, it was good news not only for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department but also for those in numerous states across the country. The measure guarantees federal transportation funding levels for the next five years, so state highway departments can budget for long-term ...

  • 9 December

    Boozman Statement on Passage of Bill to Repeal Obamacare; Defund Planned Parenthood

    BY U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN – WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) released the following statement after voting for legislation to repeal the most burdensome provisions of Obamacare, allowing for the program to be replaced with one that provides real health care reform for the American people. The Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act, which passed the Senate by ...