This is what is laid on our desk that shows what bills we will vote on for the day. These are the bills coming down from the senate. SB2 will be the last bill we will vote on during the special session. Once these bills if passed, then they are headed to the Governors Office to be signed into law.
Whenever one of my constituents call the House Floor number 501-682-6211 asking me to vote a certain way, this is what is passed along to me on my house floor desk. It’s always important for me to hear how you feel about certain issues. Please never hesitate to reach out and share your thoughts.
The House just passed HB1010. This bill will help protect small town pharmacies. These pharmacies are often the backbone of our communities. I’m proud not only of my vote this morning, but my motion for do pass out of House Insurance and Commerce yesterday.
Thank you District 56 for allowing me to serve as your State Representative for six years. I have officially filed for another term. I continue to grow in knowledge and experience and look forward to working hard to represent our district in this next term. As always, I will need your help. Please let me hear from you. I am honored to represent you!
I just voted yes on funding the panic button app for our educators phones. System cost approximately $800,000. If you are a teacher and don’t have the app please check with your administrators to get it.
There’s not a time that I walk by this sign in front of committee room 151 in the State Capitol that I don’t think about how much of a honor it is, to have the privilege of serving the State of Arkansas, along with serving my friends and neighbors in Clay, Greene and Randolph Counties.
Tonight at the Rector Community Center, Clay County residents come together to celebrate the Ryan Rogers Memorial Scholarship chili cook off. I ran into some good Clay County neighbors, Dub and his wife Jane Cook. Also former State Rep Travis Boyds wife Carolyn Boyd. As always, plenty of contestants with great chili and soup.
Just a couple more pictures of this mornings Farm Bureau meeting in Paragould. Some of my great colleagues that attended. Rep Fran Cavenaugh, Sen Blake Johnson, Rep Jimmy Gazaway and finally all around, just a very good guy Judge Dan Stidham
I had a great time in Paragould this morning at the annual Clay and Greene County Farm Bureau Legislative update. It's always good to share breakfast with old friends. Also, benefit of having breakfast at Simpkins Restaurant in Paragould is that they serve fried bologna. Not sure I could get Ronnie Roberts to try any though
We discussed of course taxes, roads and regulations that affect the farming industry and rural Arkansas. Arkansas farmers will be implementing a new voluntary policy that will help control the smoke from the burning of residue left in the fields after harvest this fall.
I know the flooding in Corning has been a problem. Seems like we can't get a "normal" rain anymore. I contacted USDA Rural Services today to ask them for a grant on behalf of the Corning Residents to help with the flooding issues.
Two weeks ago I secured $100,000 from the State of AR to go towards a 205 permit from the Corp of Engineers to study the flooding issues on the Black River from Corning to south of Pocahontas
Clay County folks coming together last Saturday night in Rector, for the Clay County Arts Council. Great cause in raising scholarships for Clay County students in the arts. Please consider joining the Clay County Arts Council to support such a great cause.