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89th General Assembly - One Regular Session in the Books

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
The Arkansas General Assembly convened on January 14 and wrapped up their official business on April 23. After more than three months in session The 89th General Assembly filed nearly 2,500 bills and passed 61%, which is a pretty efficient ...

89th General Assembly - Week 7

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, March 3, 2013
Thepast week was full of new developments that possibly signals the start of a newemphasis on the major pre-session issues of Medicaid and tax reform. Those arethe two key questions that everyone expected to consume the General Assembly in2013, but ...

89th General Assembly - Week 6

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thelegislative session is nearing the halfway point and 932 bills and jointresolutions have been filed so far. While that sounds like a lot of legislationthis is a significantly slower pace than in the previous session and assumingit continues the ...

89th General Assembly - 4th Week

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, February 8, 2013
Weare essentially a month into the legislative session and much of the majorbusiness-related issues remains sidelined. The Revenue and Tax committees inthe House and Senate are not even holding meetings because they don't have anythingto consider ...

89th General Assembly - Week 3

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, February 8, 2013
This is the first full week of the legislative session even though it was the third overall and it turned out to be quite busy in the Capitol as Governor Beebe announced the largest economic development project in the state's history - a proposed ...

89th General Assembly Recap - Week 2

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Friday, January 25, 2013
This is likely the last really placid week at the Arkansas General Assembly. They did not meet on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King Day and are not meeting today due to a lack of pressing issues. So they really were in session for about two ...

89th General Assembly & New Advocacy Website

Posted by: rlaccmarcom on Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Arkansas General Assembly convenes for their regular session for the 89th time on Monday, January 14. With Republicans in the majority in the state House and Senate for the first time since the 1870s it has generated lots of speculation on what ...

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