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Recap: Jan. 30

Jan. 30 Senate Judiciary SB 59 Chesterfield Expands the ability to use force to discipline or protect oneself from students to “school employees” including classified staff (passed) SB 60 Chesterfield Keeps someone from using a ‘panic defense’ in court if they...

Jan. 18 Legislature recap

What happened in the Legislature today? TLDR Passed House: Fire Department bomb squads can carry concealed weapons and make arrests. Passed House: Disabled veterans license plates no longer automatically grant handicapped parking Nothing major happened in the Senate....

What to expect this first week of the Legislative Session

What to expect this first week of the Legislative Session

So it begins. The 94th General Assembly begins today (Monday). Here’s what you should expect this week. Like to listen instead of read? Here you go.   Today (Monday, Jan. 9) Not much happens the first day of session, at least from a public perspective. Bills are filed...

Midterms 2022: Factors in performance

Midterms 2022: Factors in performance

Midterm 2022: Party, Gender, and Geography in candidate performanceIn our last post, we compared the Midterm election performance of our Constitutional officers (governor, secretary of state, attorney general, etc.). Today we will look at what potentially accounts for...

Midterm Results: Constitutional Offices

Midterm Results: Constitutional Offices

Midterms: Constitutional OfficesComparing state constitutional office resultsWe're looking at Constitutional Offices in this post. That's our: Governor Lt. Governor Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Land Commissioner Secretary of State The most popular elected...

Dwindling Covid money: Outtakes from Peer Review

Dwindling Covid money: Outtakes from Peer Review

What happened in the Arkansas legislature on Tuesday, Dec. 13?   The main issue was around spending remaining federal Covid funding and the process for deciding who gets the money. Here's the deal. There's just $293 million left in that pot of money (the American...

Disenfranchise

Disenfranchise

Alert: Your Right to vote is at riskParty officials trying to disenfranchise 93% of youThe Arkansas state Republican Party is voting on Dec. 3 to potentially remove the right to vote for 93% of Arkansans in the May Primary election. What's at stake? A lot.in...

Two Things Today: Nov. 30

Two Things Today: Nov. 30

2 ThingsTwo Things Today: November 301. Did you know it's time to vote again? Already? Yeah, at least for some of us. Use our tool to check elections near you. 2. The House of Representatives has set its organizational meeting for the upcoming legislative session....