The 94th General Assembly has wrapped up most of their work for the Regular Session. As week 12 ended today, the Legislators cleared both agendas and sent their last piece of legislation to the Governor's desk. Pursuant to HCR1007, the General Assembly may reconvene no later than May 1, 2023 to override any gubernatorial vetoes, correct any oversights or errors, and finalize their recommendations for ballot initiatives.
Recent posts by Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist
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Week 11 of the 94th General Assembly has wrapped up, and the Legislators have returned from Spring Break re-energized. It clearly shows based on how fast the pace has been around the Capitol this week.
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Week 10 of the 94th General Assembly has wrapped up, and the Legislators have returned home for Spring Break.
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Week 9 of the 94th General Assembly has ended. This past week was quite lively and saw substantial action from both the Governor and the public.
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94th General Assembly
The seventh week of the 94th General Assembly has wrapped up in Little Rock.
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The third week of the 94th General Assembly has come to a close. Since today was the deadline for Members to file a bill related to retirement or employee benefits, this week saw an uptick in proposed legislation. There have been more than 500 bills filed as of this morning. Many of these bills were technical corrections to Arkansas Code.
This week marked the 50thanniversary of the signing of the Vietnam ceasefire. In a very moving moment on the Senate floor, Senator Dave Wallace—a Vietnam Veteran—shared his story from service in the war. His address to the Senate can be found here at the 10:04 mark.
Governor Sanders’ bills related to education, criminal justice reform, or tax cuts have yet to be filed. Although we expect them to be filed soon.
Below are bills that Cove Street Consulting is tracking for you and your organization:
Review: New Bills that have been filed
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On June 28th, Speaker Matthew Shepherd hosted a fundraiser in Rogers, AR benefiting the House Leadership PAC. Cove Street Consulting was asked along with a few other firms to sponsor the well attended event. This was a good opportunity to meet candidates from the northwest part of the state.
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2022 Arkansas Primary Election
While the 2022 Primary Election was mostly predictable, there were definitely
some major upsets.
Senator John Boozman-R, was successful Tuesday night winning 58 percent of the
vote. Boozman had three primary opponents with Jake Bequette being his biggest
threat. Boozman pulled away the last three weeks leading up to the election with
strategically placed ads against Bequette and also a solid focus on his own voting
record and the resources he’s brought to Arkansas.
All congressional seats were easily held by the incumbent. They will all face an
opponent in the fall but all are expected to remain victorious.