In large part because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the state Human Services Department has a backlog of applications for Medicaid.
Legislature Approves Record Income Tax Cuts During Special Session
The legislature completed a three-day special session in which it passed reductions in state income taxes that will save Arkansas families and businesses almost $500 million a year when they take effect.
Legislature Convenes in Special Session to Lower Income Taxes
The legislature convened in special session on December 7 to consider reductions in individual and corporate income taxes.
State Agencies Raise Salaries of Entry-Level Employees
State agencies have experienced the same problems as many companies with difficulty hiring entry-level employees. Several agencies have contacted the state Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to report a difficulties attracting applicants for available positions. OPM put together a proposal that allows for higher entry-level salaries for all state agencies and presented it to legislators in June.