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State Capitol Week in Review Oct 13

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague October 13, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – The number of violent incidents in Arkansas prison units was above normal this past summer, causing the Department of Correction to initiate a three-part strategy to improve safety inside prison walls. The department will upgrade …

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State Capitol Week in Review Sept 29

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague September 29, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Correction Department houses 18,180 inmates. If it were a city, it would be the 24th largest in Arkansas, but the system is spread across the state in 19 prison units and several other …

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State Capitol Week in Review Sept 22

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague September 22, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – Several Arkansas universities reported record enrollments this fall, while the size of the freshmen class at other institutions has gone down since last year. Each campus compiles official enrollment figures on its 11th day of …

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State Capitol Week in Review Sept 15

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague September 15, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas has made progress in placing foster children with relatives, bringing the state’s rate for family placements to the national average. Nationwide, 29 percent of foster children are placed with family members and in Arkansas …

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Gov Hutchinson Authorizes the Deployment of National Guardsmen to Texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2017 Gov. Hutchinson Authorizes the Deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen to Texas to Assist in Recovery Efforts Deployment Could Last Up to 30 Days LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today authorized the deployment of 1,500 National Guardsmen from Arkansas to Texas to help in …

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State Capitol Week in Review September 1

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague September 1, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – In Arkansas there are about 649 public water associations and 388 waste water systems. Some of those water systems, especially the smaller ones in rural areas, are facing financial and technical challenges that will get …

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State Capitol Week in Review August 18

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague August 18, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – The state is in the process of contracting with private sector firms to operate the juvenile detention centers in Arkansas that are now being staffed by state employees. The centers have space for about 200 …

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Senator Larry Teague State Capitol Week in Review August 11

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague August 11, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – Tourism continues to be an important part of the Arkansas economy, and tourism officials continue to adapt their marketing strategies to meet the changes and challenges of promoting the state in national markets. In the …

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State Capitol Week in Review August 4

State Capitol Week in Review From Senator Larry Teague August 4, 2017 LITTLE ROCK – Many of the bills passed earlier this year took effect at the beginning of August, 90 days after the legislature officially ended the regular session on May 1. Of the new laws that affect public …

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Arkansas governor travels to Washington to talk health law

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a meeting in Washington with other governors and Trump administration officials to discuss the health care overhaul was productive and that he’s encouraged there’s a commitment to include him and leaders from other states to find solutions to concerns with …

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