The Governor has called for a special session to begin at 1 pm tomorrow. The General Assembly will address budgetary adjustments to respond to the impact of this health emergency.
In an effort to provide a safe distance for members and the press, the House will meet at the Jack Stephens Center at UALR. Live streaming will be provided by Arkansas PBS. We will post the links on our website and social media.
The Governor announced today he will issue a directive to limit social gatherings to 10 people or less. This has previously been guidance from the Department of Health.
The Governor also announced that the state medical board and state nursing board have expedited the licensing process. Close to 100 new doctors and 300 new nurses have received their licenses this month.
The state is facing an unprecedented amount of unemployment claims. The Governor says efforts are being made to improve the hotline and reduce wait times.