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Legislature Cuts Taxes While Balancing State Budget

Lawmakers completed work on tax cuts and prioritized spending by state agencies.

Legislature Enacts Numerous Changes to Arkansas Election Laws

The legislature has enacted numerous reforms to Arkansas election laws. The Senate Committee on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs reviews all proposed legislation that address elections. So far this session, the committee has received 49 bills specifically affecting polling places, absentee ballots, voter fraud and the handling of elections.

Arkansas Prohibits Gender Transition Medical Procedures on Children

Arkansas became the first state in the nation to prohibit physicians from performing gender transition procedures on minors, either through surgery or hormone therapy.

Senate Approves Reform of Water Systems

The legislature has approved a broad reform of the laws governing water providers, a measure that sponsors have been working on for the past four years.