Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders marked 100 days in office on April 19, 2023, with a speech in front of the Arkansas Governor's Mansion and an audience of lawmakers, state officials, political leaders and her father and mother, former Gov. Mike Huckabee and First Lady Janet Huckabee. (Photo by Sonny Albarado/Arkansas Advocate)

Arkansas governor touts major accomplishments of first 100 days

BY: - April 19, 2023

With her parents and many Arkansas legislative leaders watching Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders reminded her audience that she “came here to shake things up.” With a spring breeze fluttering the flags behind her, Sanders spoke from a lectern set up outside the front doors of the Governor’s Mansion to mark her first 100 […]

An overturned truck sits among the wreckage of homes on Shackleford Road. A tornado destroyed or damaged hundreds of home, businesses and vehicles in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Biden OKs request for 100% cost coverage for Arkansas storm cleanup

BY: - April 8, 2023

President Joe Biden on Saturday authorized an increase in the level of federal disaster response funds to 100% of the costs for debris removal and emergency protection stemming from the March 31 tornadoes that hit central Arkansas. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders had requested the increase on Tuesday after touring damaged areas of Pulaski, Lonoke and […]

A small American flag flutters in front of a home on Shackleford Road Monday afternoon, April 3, 2023. A tornado plowed through west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023, damaging hundreds of homes and businesses. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Sanders orders paid leave for state employees, extends tax deadline for Arkansans affected by tornadoes

BY: - April 3, 2023

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced plans to sign two executive orders Monday to assist tornado victims.  One will provide paid leave for affected state employees while the second will extend the state income tax filing deadline to July 31 for those directly affected by Friday’s storms. “As many places as we can find to […]

Cousins Mya Lugo, left, and Khloe Lugo, both 8, stand with some of their belongings on Shackleford Road in west Little Rock Friday afternoon, March 31, 2023. Their home was damaged by the tornadoes that tore across the city. (John Sykes/Arkansas Advocate)

Three Arkansas counties hit by tornadoes declared major disaster zones

BY: - April 2, 2023

President Joe Biden on Sunday declared a major disaster exists in Arkansas because of Friday’s tornadoes that struck Pulaski, Lonoke and Cross counties. The declaration makes federal funding available to individuals, businesses and government agencies for recovery and disaster mitigation. Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who requested the declaration on Saturday, expressed appreciation in a statement […]