Honoring Our Veterans
Honoring Our Veterans

Arkansas is home to over 219,000 Veterans. They live and work in every community throughout our state.Our men and women who served are an extraordinar...

Veterans Day 2019
Veterans Day 2019

The State of Arkansas will observe Veterans Day as an official state holiday on Monday, November 11, 2019.  State Capitol Offices and all State B...

Mourning the loss of Rep. Walker
Mourning the loss of Rep. Walker

On Monday morning, House members were informed of the passing of one of our fellow representatives.Representative John Walker was elected to the House...

Statement from Speaker Shepherd regarding Rep. Walker
Statement from Speaker Shepherd regarding Rep. Walker

John Walker was my colleague as an attorney and State Representative, a civil rights icon, and my friend. I am saddened by his passing, and my thought...

Farm to School Month
Farm to School Month

Childhood obesity is a serious problem across the country. 1 in 5 children are now obese.Several studies have shown that students will eat more fruits...

The Value of Higher Education in Arkansas
The Value of Higher Education in Arkansas

On average, an Arkansan with a bachelor’s degree will earn $700,000 more in a 30 year career than those who drop out of college.  The gap climbs...

Statement Concerning Vote on HR1079
Statement Concerning Vote on HR1079

Today’s vote to expel Rep. Gates sends a clear message. It tells Arkansans that their elected leaders are held to a high standard and must exemplify i...

Bullying Prevention in Arkansas
Bullying Prevention in Arkansas

A 2017 study titled “Indicators of School Crime and Safety,” published by the United States Department of Justice and the United States Department of...

House Caucus will meet Friday, October 11, at NOON
House Caucus will meet Friday, October 11, at NOON

The House will meet in Caucus on Friday, October 11, 2019,  at noon to consider House Resolution 1079.VIEW CALENDAR

Flu Vaccines Available
Flu Vaccines Available

Last flu season, 113 influenza-related deaths were reported in Arkansas. According to the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), 71% of the adults who d...