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Legislative Budget Hearings Prepare Lawmakers for 2022 Fiscal Session

The legislature has begun budget hearings in preparation for the 2022 fiscal session, which begins on February 14. Legislators will consider the governor’s proposed balanced budget of about $6 billion for Fiscal Year 2023, which officially begins on July 1.

Education Committee Begins Adequacy Study

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Arkansas Supreme Court’s landmark decision in the Lake View school funding case.

Arkansas Medicaid Expansion to Become ARHOME, With New Rules

When the new year begins, the Arkansas Works program will have a new name and will operate under new rules.

ARHOME is the new Medicaid program.

Statement from Senator Missy Irvin, Senate Education Committee Chair

Statement from Senator Missy Irvin, chair of the Senate Education Committee:

"I am so pleased to learn that all the parties have come to an agreement that will allow Mr. Nick Smith, Jr. the eligibility to play basketball during his senior year of high school, and I commend his parents for being strong advocates for their son."

Legislative Black Caucus Choose Officers for 2021-2022

Legislative Black Caucus Choose Officers for 2021-2022

Christmas in the Capitol will be December 6

Legislators and other elected officials are gathering gifts for children in state custody, which they will present during a “Christmas in the Capitol” celebration at noon on December 6 in the Old Supreme Court Room of the State Capitol.

Republican Women's Caucus to Present Agenda at Noon Thursday in Old Supreme Courtroom

Republican Women's Caucus to Present Agenda at Noon Thursday in Old Supreme Courtroom

Press conference on SB 6 to Be Held Wednesday at 11:45 a.m.

Senator Jason Rapert will be joined by other legislative sponsors of Senate Bill 6 and representatives of the Arkansas Family Council and Arkansas Right to Life at a press conference in the state Capitol Rotunda at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, February 10.