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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

Senate Approves Broad Tax Relief Measure

The legislature has approved a broad tax relief measure for businesses that were affected by the pandemic.

House Bill 1361 exempts income that people and businesses received through numerous disaster relief programs, such as the popular Paycheck Protection Program.

Legislators File Proposed Constitutional Amendments

he deadline for legislators to file proposed constitutional amendments has passed, and the Senate and House Committees on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs will begin narrowing the list that will be placed on the next general election ballot.

Legislation Protects Businesses from Actions of Customers

Businesses would not be penalized by state regulators for violating Covid-19 restrictions because of the behavior of their customers, under legislation passed by the Arkansas Senate.

Senate Votes to Exempt Unemployment Benefits from State Income Tax

The Senate has voted to exempt last year’s unemployment benefits from state income taxes, to help people who lost their jobs because of the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Latest News on Efforts to Contain the Spread of the Coronavirus

Legislative Black Caucus Choose Officers for 2021-2022

Legislative Black Caucus Choose Officers for 2021-2022

Statement by Senator Jason Rapert regarding ruling by Judge Kristine Baker

Statement by Senator Jason Rapert regarding ruling by Judge Kristine Baker, 

Democratic Caucus Calls for Stronger Response to Covid-19

The Arkansas Senate Democratic Caucus is calling for the state to take stronger actions to protect all Arkansans from Covid-19, save lives, and limit the economic fallout due to the pandemic.

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.

 

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.