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Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist


Recent posts by Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist

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June 2022 Legislative Update

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 7/1/22 10:44 AM

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.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory
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Legislative Update - Primary Election Report

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 5/27/22 10:57 AM

2022 Arkansas Primary Election

While the 2022 Primary Election was mostly predictable, there were definitely
some major upsets.

Federal Races
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.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory
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Legislative Update

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 3/31/22 10:37 AM

Speaker's Race
Speaker Matthew Shepherd secured another session in his leadership role despite some very interesting antics from his opposition. In the end, Shepherd's opponent, Representative Austin McCollum withdrew from the race prior to the vote.

Topics: Legislative & Regulatory
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February 2022 Legislative Update

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 2/25/22 3:44 PM

Fiscal Session

The fiscal session officially began Monday February 14th. Governor Hutchinson's last state of the state address was interrupted by protesters regarding his prison expansion announcement. Multiple individuals were arrested for unruly behavior inside the gallery.

Only budget bills have been filed thus far, keeping in line with fiscal intent. The weather this week forced session to close Thursday and Friday -- members will be back Monday, February 28th.

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February Legislative Update

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 1/28/22 11:14 AM

Arkansas Legislature convenes fiscal session February 14, 2022

Overview:

The Arkansas legislature will convene their fiscal session February 14, 2022. In Arkansas, the constitution requires the state to accomplish a balanced budget every year. Budget hearings are currently underway.

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Legislative Update

By Katie Burns, NAIFA-Arkansas Lobbyist on 12/9/21 3:17 PM

Governor Hutchinson announced today at his weekly press conference that he will be calling the General Assembly into session, to convene Tuesday, December 7, at 10:00 a.m.  The primary issue will be proposed tax cuts. The Governor said he has had assurances from leadership in the House and the Senate that there is a solid majority of support for the measure in both chambers. 

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