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Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Three Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot This Year

In this year’s election, Arkansas voters will determine the outcome of three proposed amendments to the state Constitution.

Arkansas legislators approved using $165 million in federal relief funds to shore up the state unemployment insurance trust fund.

Arkansas legislators approved using $165 million in federal relief funds to shore up the state unemployment insurance trust fund.

Arkansas Cities and Counties Eligible for Grants From Relief Fund

Arkansas cities and counties that have been hit hard by the economic impact of the coronavirus can apply for help, after legislators approved the use of $150 million for relief grants.

Census Workers Going Door-to-Door in Final Days of National Countdown

Census workers across Arkansas will be knocking on doors until the end of September in a last-ditch effort to make sure that as many people as possible get counted in the 2020 U.S. Census.

Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Senators Urge Arkansas Officials to Open Arkansas UP Again

Senator Bob Ballinger of Berryville and 14 other state senators on Friday commended the governor and public health officials, and assured them that Arkansas citizens would take the precautions necessary for opening businesses again.

Arkansas Ready for Business Grant Program

The Arkansas Ready for Business Grant Program has been established by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and is designed to assist businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

93rd General Assembly President Pro Tempore

Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr. was elected President Pro Tempore of the Arkansas Senate for the 93rd General Assembly in 2021 and 2022. 

Press Conference on Coronavirus

Senate Information Office: 501-682-5954

LITTLE ROCK – Health Department officials will join members of the legislative Committees on Public Health, Welfare and Labor for a press conference about the state’s response to the coronavirus outbreak, at 1 p.m. Monday, March 9, in the Old Supreme Court Room of the state Capitol.

Senator Missy Irvin of Mountain View is chair of the Senate Committee on Public Health, and Representative Jack Ladyman of Jonesboro of the House committee will be available, as will Dr. Nathaniel Smith, the state Secretary of Health.

They will outline the steps that state government is taking to keep the public updated and how to find the most recent information. Also, they will outline what protocol businesses should follow when staff need time off from work.