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Teague Receives Grade ‘A’ from Family Council Action Committee

BY MELANIE WADE – Senator Larry Teague of District 10, which includes Polk County as well as other counties, has been awarded a high report on the Family Council Action Committee’s annual Arkansas Report Card. Senator Teague tied for the top spot with a 96% grade. The Family Council Action Committee selected votes on key legislation in the Arkansas House ...

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State Launches Safe Driving Campaign; Closes Correctional Boot Camp Unit

From Senator Larry Teague August 26, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The State Police will continue its traffic safety campaign through the end of the Labor Day weekend. The State Police Highway Safety Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk driving and save lives. Drinking alcohol was a factor in 162 traffic fatalities, or 40 ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague August 12, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – As parents and students prepare for the new school year, administrators are on the lookout for any changes in state policy on transfers and transportation. There is a history of litigation affecting the Arkansas law that allows students to transfer to schools outside of the ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

  August 5, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – In a transaction that was termed “unique” by the governor, the state Health Department sold its in-home care operations to a private corporation based in Kentucky for $39 million. The Health Department set up the in-home care program in 1968, when fewer health care options existed in rural Arkansas. Now, about 13,000 patients ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

July 29, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, August 6, and Sunday, August 7. The legislature created the sales tax holiday by approving Act 757 of 2011.  The intent of the act is to help families with children in school, and is commonly known as the “Back to School” sales tax holiday.  However, everyone ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

July 22, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – By the end of the current fiscal year Arkansas will be one of only three states in the country in which every public school will have access to high speed broadband Internet connections. The Senate Education Committee heard the good news from the director of the state Department of Information Systems, which has been ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

  July 15, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The state Correction Department has acquired new supplies of a lethal drug used in executions. The Department’s supply of the drug had expired, holding up the state’s efforts to execute eight men on death row for whom the governor had set execution dates. With the announcement that Correction officials had obtained new supplies ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague July 8, 2016 LITTLE ROCK –Arkansas state government ended its fiscal year with a surplus of $177 million. When he announced the surplus, the governor said that he intended to propose further income tax reductions when the legislature convenes in regular session next January. Last year the legislature enacted about $100 ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

  July 1, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – Even after a state Supreme Court ruling, the protocol for carrying out the death penalty in Arkansas remains uncertain. In a split decision, the court ruled against eight inmates on death row who argued that a secrecy provision in Arkansas’ execution procedures was unconstitutional. By a vote of 4-to-3 the court overturned a ...

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State Capitol Week in Review from Senator Larry Teague

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague June 24, 2016 LITTLE ROCK – The legislature enacted an evaluation method for teachers and principals with passage of Act 1209 of 2011. A pilot project was used in 11 school districts in 2013 and put in place in all Arkansas schools in the 2014-2015 school year. To follow through, legislators ...

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