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Legislature Addresses Backlog in Medicaid Applications

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.