Action Alerts

Shutdown of Federal Government Continues

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. federal government remains largely shutdown due to an ongoing dispute between the White House and Congress on border security. The shutdown is now officially the longest such lapse in federal funding in U.S. history. The lack of funds have led to office closings and employee furloughs, which has significantly limited the function of […] Read more...

Hutchinson Begins Second Term as Governor

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, January 15th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson officially began his second term as governor. He initiated the day with a State of the State before the members of the 92nd General Assembly prior to giving an inaugural address on the steps of the Capitol building. In his addresses, he outlined his plan for transforming […] Read more...

92nd Arkansas General Assembly Begins Work

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On January 14th, the 92nd Arkansas General Assembly was sworn into office and officially opened its legislative session. In addition to being sworn into office, the day also marked the announcement of committee assignments for the legislative session. The session is limited to no more than 60 days unless extended by the legislature with a […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Selected

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, the Arkansas Marijuana Commission voted 5-0 to approve the scoring of applicants for medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas. License applicants were ranked by a third party company based in Boston, MA. Arkansas was divided up into 8 zones where each will have 4 dispensary licenses. Of the roughly 200 applicants […] Read more...

Roberts to Chair Senate Ag Committee in 116th Congress

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) will continue to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture in the 116th Congress. Chairman Roberts, who was instrumental in the development and passage of the 2018 farm bill announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020 when his current term is scheduled to expire. Senator […] Read more...
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