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State Capitol Week in Review

James Sturch, Arkansas Senator A panel of three federal judges dismissed portions of a lawsuit filed against state officials, in which plaintiffs argue that the legislature violated the federal Voting Rights Act last year when it drew new maps for the state’s four Congressional districts.The lawsuit contends that the new…

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State Capitol Week in Review

James Sturch, Arkansas Senator The Senate and House Committees on Education are scheduled to vote on next year’s adequacy report at their meeting in early October.The committees went over a draft of the adequacy report at their September meeting. The legislature has been conducting adequacy reviews since 2003, to ensure…

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State Capitol Week in Review

James Sturch, Arkansas Senator When it meets in special session the legislature will consider a $50 million grant program for school safety measures. The governor proposed making grants available for schools that need financial help to implement recommendations made recently by the Arkansas School Safety Commission. Although its final report…

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State Capitol Week in Review

James Sturch, Arkansas Senator When it meets in special session the legislature will consider a $50 million grant program for school safety measures. The governor proposed making grants available for schools that need financial help to implement recommendations made recently by the Arkansas School Safety Commission. Although its final report…

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State Capitol Week in Review

James Sturch, Arkansas Senator The governor announced that he would call the legislature into special session on August 8 to consider income tax cuts that would save Arkansas families and businesses almost $700 million when they take effect. The legislature enacted many of the measures last December during a previous…

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