Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods and the lifeblood of our local economy

Small businesses are the heartbeat of our neighborhoods and the lifeblood of our local economy

In Arkansas, small businesses make up the majority of the business landscape, at 99.3% of all businesses in the state. This equates to 258,552 businesses. Small businesses can be found in every corner of our state. Small Business Saturday is the day after Black Friday. It is a day to celebrate and support small businesses…

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 11-12-21

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 11-12-21

Right now, there are about 349 children and teens in Arkansas whose parents’ parental rights have been terminated and are currently seeking a forever family. November is National Adoption Month. It is a time to encourage others to learn about adoption and recognize the many children who are still waiting. Recently, the Division of Children…

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 9-10-2021

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 9-10-2021

There are three legislative meetings scheduled this month to review proposals for congressional redistricting. Arkansans are welcome to attend these meetings and comment on the proposals. The proposals will be outlined in bills drafted by legislators. We have provided a link to the bills at www.arkansashouse.org. The House and Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs…

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 8-27-21

Weekly Column from the Arkansas House of Representatives 8-27-21

This week, the Arkansas Legislative Council Higher Education Subcommittee reviewed details of a new program designed to benefit Arkansans who have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Reimagine Arkansas Workforce Project provides funding for qualifying individuals to complete online training at no cost in order to meet workforce needs across the state. The…