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Arkansas Still Looking to Limit Children's Access to Social Media

Limiting children’s access to social media is still a priority for Arkansas policy makers.

State Focuses on Recruiting Foster Parents Among Health Care Professionals, Educators and Businesses

The Division of Children and Family Services will try to recruit more foster families among health care professionals, educators and businesses.

Legislature Approves General Revenue Budget of $6.3 Billion

The legislature has passed a balanced budget for state government for next fiscal year, clearing the way for completion of the 2024 session. The budget calls for general revenue spending of $6.31 billion in Fiscal Year 2025, which begins on July 1.

Letter from Senator Blake Johnson

Letter from Senator Blake Johnson to Mr. Alonza Jiles

David Wallace - Press Release

Arkansas State Senator David Wallace (R-19th Dist.) today announced a new legal opportunity for survivors of childhood sexual abuse in Arkansas to seek civil justice and accountability against their perpetrators – a second two-year revival window beginning February 1, 2024 during which claims can be brought.

Press Release from Senator Missy Irvin on Attorney General's Opinion (2023-059)

This week the Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin submitted an Opinion (2023-059) to clarify the laws concerning Arkansas School Board Association’s policies concerning previous legislation I had written.

The laws the legislature created were very clear in their purpose and intent.  It was brought to my attention that a school board had a policy mirroring a federal model that would violate those laws.  Therefore, I sought the Attorney General’s opinion.

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.