Democracy in Action

Last week, I announced I would be traveling the state for a series of Community COVID Conversations, and today I’d like to talk about why these exercises in democracy matter. The tours are a throwback to the time when community leaders and constituents had more...

Pandemic rental assistance for struggling Arkansans

We opened Arkansas’s rental-assistance program this week, and today I’d like to talk about how we will help renters and landlords who are struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. The Arkansas Department of Human Services will distribute $173 million in...

Nurses make a difference

This is National Nurses Week in Arkansas, and today I’d like to talk about how the pandemic has highlighted the value of our nurses and about the laws the General Assembly passed this year that allow nurses to offer more services. Over the past year, nurses have...

The Value of a Teacher

This week, I signed legislation that will increase the median salary of schoolteachers by $2,000 over the next two years. The raise is one way to show teachers we value their work, and this legislation was one of my top priorities. Senator Missy Irvin and...