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Anti-abortion activists celebrate Friday after the U.S. Supreme Court ended a woman's right to abortion.

Hundreds of new Arkansas laws set to take effect Aug. 1

BY: - July 31, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers passed 890 laws during this year’s legislative sessions, and most take effect on Tuesday. In Arkansas, new laws take effect 91 days after the end of a legislative session (This year’s session ended May 1). A handful of those are already in effect because they contained emergency clauses, meaning they become law immediately […]

Bureau of Legislative Research Chief Legal Counsel Jill Thayer

Arkansas legislators request consultant for school insurance study

BY: - July 20, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday approved a request to hire a consultant to conduct a study of rising property insurance premiums for public school districts, in preparation for next year’s fiscal session. The Arkansas Legislative Council’s Executive Subcommittee authorized the Bureau of Legislative Research to release the request for proposals next Monday, and for the scope […]