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SESSION SNAPSHOT: Legislation marches on and a sneak peak at the governor’s education package

BY: - February 10, 2023

The fifth week of the 2023 legislative session finally brought us Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ education plan — sort of. The bill hasn’t been filed (more on that later), but she outlined some of the key components of a sweeping piece of legislation that would bring drastic changes to K-12 education in Arkansas. Vouchers, a […]

SESSION SNAPSHOT: What you need to know from the first week of the 94th Arkansas General Assembly

BY: - January 13, 2023

POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE ruled most of the first week of the 2023 legislative session at the Arkansas State Capitol. Lawmakers and legislative leaders were sworn in on Monday, but that was just an opening act for Tuesday’s inauguration of Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Sanders — the state’s first female governor — set the tone for […]