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Revenue Forecast Revised Upward

State government will collect more in tax revenue this year than previously estimated, according to a revised forecast by the Department of Finance and Administration.

Legislative Action Holds Down Workers' Comp Rates

The market for workers’ compensation insurance remains competitive in Arkansas, thanks to efforts by the legislature to hold down rates.

Legislature Draws New Congressional District Boundaries

In an extension of this year’s regular session the legislature drew new boundaries for the four Congressional districts in Arkansas, and approved exemptions for workers at companies that require staff to be vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus.

Legislature Convenes to Draw New Boundaries For Congressional Districts

The legislature reconvened to draw new boundaries for the four Congressional districts in Arkansas, and to consider responses to federal vaccination mandates.

State Legislature Reconvenes to Draw New Congressional District Boundaries

The Senate and House Committees on State Agencies and Governmental Affairs are reviewing bills to draw new geographic boundaries for the four Congressional Districts in Arkansas.

State Colleges and Universities Report Fall Semester Enrollment

Enrollment has dropped at many state-supported colleges and universities because of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Legislature to Redraw Congressional Districts

The legislature is preparing to convene again on September 29, to redraw boundaries of the four Congressional districts in Arkansas.

Legislators Support Expansion of Broadband Networks

Arkansas legislators continue to support a statewide expansion of broadband service as quickly as possible, especially in areas where there is no Internet at all and in places where the technology is obsolete.

Federal Appeals Court has ruled in favor of the state Education Department

A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of the state Education Department, and against four south Arkansas school districts that want to be exempt from the state school choice law.

New Census Shows 3.3 Percent Population Growth in Arkansas

The number of people who live in Arkansas increased by about 95,600 over the past 10 years, a growth rate of 3.3 percent that brought the state’s population to more than three million people.