Pay raises have been proposed for direct care employees at the state’s five centers for people with multiple disabilities.
Budget Hearings Begin in Preparation of Fiscal Session
The legislature has begun budget hearings in preparation for the 2020 Fiscal Session, which convenes on April 8 and is scheduled to last a month.
Expansion of Computer Science Classes is an Arkansas Success Story
An Arkansas success story that is attracting national attention is the expansion of computer science classes in public schools over the past five years.
Legislators Begin Thorough Review of Highway Projects and Financing
Last year the legislature voted to conduct an extensive review of the operations of the Arkansas Department of Transportation, to identify areas where improvements could be made.
DYS Presents Changes in Juvenile Treatment to Legislators
The governor, judges and legislators have all participated in changes to the juvenile justice system, with the goal of reducing the number of young people who are locked up in a secure location.
Arkansas Residents Can Now Schedule Driver's License Tests via Computer or Smart Phone
During the first week it was available, about 600 Arkansans took advantage of a new online service to schedule the driving portion of their test to get a driver’s license.
Report from Levee Task Force Recommends Ways to Protect Lives and Property
The Arkansas Levee Task Force has completed its final report, with recommendations on how to pay for maintenance and repairs, and how to best gauge the current condition of levees.
Legislative Changes Stabilized Workers' Comp Market
Thanks to legislation enacted in 1993, Arkansas continues to experience a competitive market for workers’ compensation insurance.
Legislature Commits to Funding of Special Education
Over the past decade, greater numbers of Arkansas children have been diagnosed with disabilities that require them to receive special education.
Arkansas Legislature Approves Private Prison Contract
The Legislative Council endorsed a plan for two southeast Arkansas counties to contract with a private company to build and operate a 600-bed prison.