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Arkansas Trauma System is Saving LIves

Published: 12/16/2014

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas trauma system has been a tremendous success, not only when measured by the number of lives it has saved but also by the improved quality of life of survivors. Before the legislature created the trauma system in 2009, it took several hours for medical officials to arrange for trauma patients to be accepted at a higher level facility that had the resources to provide pr...

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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

Published: 12/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 14 pardons. An additional four clemency requests had no action taken upon them. These include requests from non-inmates. The fourteen applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day waiting per...

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Arkansas Working to Expand Broadband Access in Public Schools

Published: 12/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas must move quickly to take advantage of available federal grants worth up to $30 million, according to a non-profit organization that is working with the state Education Department to expand broadband access in public schools. In order to keep schools competitive and to provide Arkansas students with better opportunities in the modern economy, educators, elected officials ...

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215 Arkansas Schools Receives Bonuses for Outstanding Performance

Published: 12/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program has awarded monetary grants to 215 schools that have been deemed "high performing" based on test results and other criteria from last school year. The awards were made to 109 schools that placed in the top 10 percent and 106 schools that were ranked in the top 20 percent. Arkansas has more than 1,100 schools from kindergarten thro...

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Legislative Council Signs Off on Medicaid Review Contract

Published: 12/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - The Legislative Council's Review Committee signed off on a long-term contract with a computer technology firm to process claims for the state Medicaid system. The value of the contract is an estimated $203 million. It is with HP Enterprise Services LLC, which is part of Hewlett Packard of Palo Alto, California. Medicaid officials say the new processing system will improve the s...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Vilonia's Return

Published: 12/12/2014

By objective measures, 2014 has been a fairly calm year weather-wise in Arkansas. We’ve seen instances of drought, wildfires and flooding, but they’ve been fewer when compared to historic instances in the past five years. There were some extreme conditions in the winter and summer, but again, nothing unusually lengthy or unprecedented. Even Arkansas’s tornado count has been below our annual ...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Vilonia's Return

Published: 12/12/2014

By objective measures, 2014 has been a fairly calm year weather-wise in Arkansas. We’ve seen instances of drought, wildfires and flooding, but they’ve been fewer when compared to historic instances in the past five years. There were some extreme conditions in the winter and summer, but again, nothing unusually lengthy or unprecedented. Even Arkansas’s tornado count has been below our annual ...

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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Hosts Sounds of the Season - Streamed Live

Published: 12/08/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Labay

Laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

Phone: 501-683-3702

 

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Hosts Sounds of the Season - Streamed Live

(December 8, 2014)Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin invites Arkansans to the annual “Sounds of the Season” holiday program at the Capitol Dec. 8th –19th, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Almost 200 school choirs and vocal groups will spread holiday cheer for all to hear over a two-week period on the second floor of the State Capitol. Schools are traveling from all corners of Arkansas to sing a wide variety of seasonal songs. Each group will perform for 20 minutes. Secretary Martin looks forward to seeing children, parents and anyone else interested in coming; this event is free and open to the public. 

As a special feature, this year’s program will stream live courtesy of the Arkansas House of Representatives. To watch Sounds of the Season live on the internet, visit the Secretary of State’s Facebook page & Twitter feed and follow the livestream link. “Sounds of the Season” is viewable from any computer connected to the internet or with a mobile device utilizing the Livestream app.

For a performance schedule go to www.sos.arkansas.gov. and click  “choir info” on the homepage.

 

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Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows Announcement

Published: 12/05/2014

Governor Beebe recently hosted the Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows Announcement at the State Capitol.

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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

Published: 12/05/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 12 pardons. An additional 8 clemency requests were denied and 11 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from non-inmates. The 12 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. There is a 30-day w...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Recognizing Research

Published: 12/05/2014

Economic development is usually looked at from the standpoint of recruiting new businesses and entities to our State and nurturing the industries and businesses that already call Arkansas home. We endeavor to make certain that the work force is well-suited for the high-paying jobs we are busy establishing in Arkansas. This means that our job-creation efforts go well beyond bricks and mortar. We m...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Recognizing Research

Published: 12/05/2014

Economic development is usually looked at from the standpoint of recruiting new businesses and entities to our State and nurturing the industries and businesses that already call Arkansas home. We endeavor to make certain that the work force is well-suited for the high-paying jobs we are busy establishing in Arkansas. This means that our job-creation efforts go well beyond bricks and mortar. We m...

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Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows Announcement

Published: 12/03/2014



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Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows Annoucement

Published: 12/03/2014

Governor Beebe takes part in the Arkansas Research Alliance Fellows...

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Appointments Announced for Independent Citizens Commission

Published: 12/03/2014

LITTLE ROCK - As part of Issue 3 approved by voters in November, an Independent Citizens Commission will now determine salaries for elected state officials. The seven Commission members are appointed by all three branches of government. For efficiency, those appointments have been compiled into this single news release. They are as follows: Governor’s Appointees: Barbara Graves, Little Rock,...

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Capitol Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6th

Published: 12/01/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Labay

Laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

Phone: 501-683-3702

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Invites Arkansans to Capitol Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6th

(December 1, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin invites Arkansans to the 76th anniversary of the Capitol Lighting Ceremony Saturday, December 6th at 5:30 p.m. on the front steps of the State Capitol. Fox 16 News Anchor Donna Terrell will emcee the event. Folks are invited to take part in the count down to light the Capitol with thousands of Christmas lights, followed by a breathtaking fireworks display. After the ceremony the celebration will continue inside the Capitol with Santa, story time, and a magic show for kids. The festivities will begin after the Little Rock Big Jingle Jubilee Holiday Parade.

The Capitol Lighting ceremony is just the beginning of the holiday celebration at the Capitol; December 8th, just two days after the Capitol Lighting Ceremony, children of all ages and from all corners of the state will travel to the Capitol to perform “Sounds of the Season.” Over 190 schools are set to perform Christmas carols for all to enjoy over a two-week period, Monday through Friday each week. Performances are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For a performance schedule go to www.sos.arkansas.gov.

The Capitol Lighting ceremony’s original intent was to lift the spirits of children suffering from life threatening illnesses in the hospital during the holidays. In honor of that time honored tradition, a portion of the 2014 State Capitol Ornament sales will go to the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Guests are invited to visit the gift shop (located on the first floor of the State Capitol) to purchase the 2014 State Capitol Ornament, the 11th in the Capitol Ornament series. This year’s ornament features two state symbols: The State Flower and the State Bird. The appleblossom (adopted in 1901) lines the base of the ornament, while the mockingbird(adopted 1929) rests on the apple blossom. This beautiful collectible ornament can also be purchased online at the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.arkansas.gov; click “State Capitol Info” and then click “State Capitol Gift Shop Info.” 


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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Forever Homes for the Holidays

Published: 11/26/2014

The holiday season is a special time of year for families. It is a time filled with old and new memories that are cherished for a lifetime. And the bonds that we form, strengthen and rekindle with family members over Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas mornings throughout the years can have a profound impact on all of us. However, many Arkansans don’t always have this type of family experience du...

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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

Published: 11/26/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 15 pardons. An additional 9 clemency requests were denied and 13 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The 15 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. Th...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Forever Homes for the Holidays

Published: 11/26/2014

The holiday season is a special time of year for families. It is a time filled with old and new memories that are cherished for a lifetime. And the bonds that we form, strengthen and rekindle with family members over Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas mornings throughout the years can have a profound impact on all of us. However, many Arkansans don’t always have this type of family experience du...

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Governor Beebe Announces 26 Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Published: 11/24/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: Susan Altrui, Little Rock, to the Arkansas Entertainers Hall of Fame Board. Appointment expires September 1, 2015. Replaces Lawrence Hamilton. William “Dale” Andrews, Marianna, to the Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute Board of Directors. Appointment expires June 30, 2015. ...

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Governor Beebe Sets Dates for Special Senate Election

Published: 11/21/2014

Governor Beebe today issued a proclamation setting Tuesday, April 14, 2015, as the special election date to fill the District 16 senate seat vacated by the resignation of former State Senator Michael Lamoureux. Lamoureux resigned from the Arkansas Senate to become Governor-Elect Hutchinson’s Chief of Staff. The special primary election for the Democratic and Republican parties will be held o...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Giving Thanks and Giving Purpose

Published: 11/21/2014

This Thanksgiving, many of us are looking forward to joining with family and friends and to the break from life’s demands that the holiday affords us. But in President John F. Kennedy’s final Thanksgiving proclamation, he urged Americans not to use it simply as a day of rest. It should also be a day of contemplation, he said, issuing this call: “Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Giving Thanks and Giving Purpose

Published: 11/21/2014

This Thanksgiving, many of us are looking forward to joining with family and friends and to the break from life’s demands that the holiday affords us. But in President John F. Kennedy’s final Thanksgiving proclamation, he urged Americans not to use it simply as a day of rest. It should also be a day of contemplation, he said, issuing this call: “Today we give our thanks, most of all, for the...

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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Confirms Certification of Election Results

Published: 11/20/2014

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Confirms Certification of Election Results

 

(November 20, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. - Secretary of State Mark Martin confirms November 4 General Election results are certified and certificates of election will be issued to candidates who received the highest number of votes.

"Approximately 50 percent of the 1.7 million people registered to vote in Arkansas cast their ballots in the Nov. 4, election," said Secretary Martin. "I appreciate our county clerks and poll workers across Arkansas who work year-round to maintain the integrity of our voting process."  

According to section 7-5-701 of Arkansas election law, counties must certify results to the Secretary of State’s office no earlier than 48 hours after the election and no later than 15 days after the election.  This allows overseas military and citizens time to ensure their votes are counted in accordance with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act.


As the state’s chief election officer, Secretary Martin reminds Arkansans “the only place to find official statewide results for the general election is under our Election Results tab on our website.”


Comprehensive Election Night reporting provided by the Elections Division on the Secretary of State’s website allowed the public to easily monitor the election results reported by officials statewide throughout the evening of the election. 


Results for Constitutional Offices, the U.S. House of Representatives, Judicial, State Senate, State Assembly, and local government races are available for review.


For a historical perspective, detailed results from previous elections can be found under the Elections Division tab on the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.arkansas.gov.

 

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What's for Dinner Restaurant Grand Opening

Published: 11/19/2014

Governor Beebe recently attended the What's for Dinner Restaurant Grand Opening in Vilonia.

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What's for Dinner Ribbon Cutting

Published: 11/18/2014



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Veterans Day 2014

Published: 11/14/2014

Governor Mike Beebe recently gave his final Veterans Day address as governor.

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Two Final Budgets

Published: 11/14/2014

During my last year in office, I have visited many annual events and celebrated many annual traditions with a sense of nostalgia. At each of these occasions, I was acutely aware that it was my last time there as governor. This week brought my final visit to the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. My history, in this case, far eclipses my time as governor. I was deeply involved in budget negot...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Two Final Budgets

Published: 11/14/2014

During my last year in office, I have visited many annual events and celebrated many annual traditions with a sense of nostalgia. At each of these occasions, I was acutely aware that it was my last time there as governor. This week brought my final visit to the legislature’s Joint Budget Committee. My history, in this case, far eclipses my time as governor. I was deeply involved in budget negot...

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Senate Committee Assignments for 2015 Session

Published: 11/14/2014

Click on Download MS Word Document to view the Senate committee assignments for the 90th General Assembly, which begins on January 12.

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Voters Approve Constitutional Amendments to Dramatically Change Government Procedures

Published: 11/13/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas voters approved fundamental changes in how state government operates when they voted in favor of three constitutional amendments on the November 4 ballot. Issue One changes the process for issuing new state agency rules and regulations. No new rule or regulation shall take effect until it has been approved by the appropriate legislative committee. Previously, during the ...

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Update on Intended Pardon of Michael E. Jackson

Published: 11/12/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Wednesday afternoon, Governor Beebe’s office received a copy of an affidavit in a Faulkner County child-custody case that makes accusations against Michael E. Jackson. Last week, Governor Beebe stated his intent to grant Jackson a pardon in relation to a conviction for which Jackson had completed all terms of his sentence. While the accusations are unrelated to that conviction,...

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Veterans Day Celebration

Published: 11/11/2014



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Governor Mike Beebe at 2014 Veterans Day Ceremony

Published: 11/11/2014

Governor Mike Beebe took part in his final Veterans Day ceremony as Governor...

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Governor Beebe's Statement On The Death Of Ruth Whitaker

Published: 11/10/2014

“Ruth Whitaker was a strong, independent Arkansan who didn’t fear anyone or shy away from anything. While we didn’t always agree politically, most conversations between Ruth and me would still end with both of us laughing. She carried a deep love of Arkansas and her people, and I will miss her wry smile and sensibility.” - Governor Mike Beebe

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Governor Beebe Announces 40 Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Published: 11/10/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: Robert “Steve” Balloun, Dardanelle, to the Arkansas Agriculture Board. Appointment expires August 15, 2017. Replaces Steve Stephan. Dr. Marian Barr, West Memphis, to the Mid-South Community College Board of Trustees. Appointment expires July 1, 2019. Replaces Milton Nicks, Jr. ...

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Senator Jonathan Dismang's statement on the passing of former Senator Ruth Whitaker

Published: 11/10/2014

November 10, 2014 President Pro Tem-designate Sen. Jonathan Dismang of Searcy had this statement on the death of former Senator Ruth Whitaker of Cedarville: "She will be truly missed. You always knew Ruth would vote her conscious. She was one of the most honest and fearless legislators and had a real knack for keeping this group in line."

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CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS UNDERWAY

Published: 11/07/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Laura Labay, laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

Phone: 501-683-3702

11/7/14

 

 CERTIFICATION OF ELECTION RESULTS UNDERWAY

(November 7, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. - Secretaryof State Mark Martin announced approximately 49 percent of the 1.7 millionpeople registered to vote in Arkansas cast their ballots in the Nov. 4, 2014General Election.

According to section7-5-701 of Arkansas election law, counties must certify results to the Secretary of State’s office no earlier than 48 hours after the election and no later than 15 days after the election.This allows overseas military and citizens time to ensure their votes are counted in accordance with the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens AbsenteeVoting Act.

As the state’s chief election officer, Secretary Martin reminds Arkansans “the only place to find official statewide results for the general election is under our Election Results tab on our website.”

Comprehensive Election Night reporting provided by the Elections Division on the Secretary of State’s website allowed the public to easily monitor election results reported by officials statewide throughout the evening of the election. 

Results for Constitutional Offices, the U.S. House of Representatives, Judicial, State Senate, State Assembly, and local government races are available for review.

For a historical perspective, detailed results from previous elections can be found under the Elections Division tab on the Secretary of State’s website, www.sos.arkansas.gov.

 

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Transition

Published: 11/07/2014

With the 2014 campaigns and elections now behind us, the focus of state government shifts to transition. I have begun meeting with Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson to talk about both the work of being governor and the operations of this office. The departments within my office have prepared transition documents to help the incoming administration prepare for the duties and services provided by this g...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Transition

Published: 11/07/2014

With the 2014 campaigns and elections now behind us, the focus of state government shifts to transition. I have begun meeting with Governor-elect Asa Hutchinson to talk about both the work of being governor and the operations of this office. The departments within my office have prepared transition documents to help the incoming administration prepare for the duties and services provided by this g...

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ELECTION ADVISORY FROM ARKANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MARTIN

Published: 11/06/2014

ELECTION ADVISORY FROM ARKANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MARTIN
Election Day is Nov. 4th; voters have many opportunities to cast ballots.

(Nov. 3, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansans prepare to go to the polls for the November 4th General Election, Secretary of State Mark Martin wants to remind voters of the following information.

Early Voting

Early Voting starts October 20th – November 3rd contact your county clerk to find out specific early voting locations. You can find your county clerk’s contact information in our Voting 101 Pocket Guide on our website.

Election Day Voting

Polls are open 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to know their polling place and precinct. Voters can verify their polling place and precinct as well as other important voting information by visiting www.voterview.org.

Election Ballot Issues

In total, there are 5 issues on the ballot in the November General Election. Information on ballot issues, which include statewide alcohol and a measure that would increase Arkansas’ minimum wage, is available here.

Election Info

Go to our Facebook and Twitter page for updates on Early Voting numbers and Election Reminders.

Our Election Night Reporting will be available with real-time results on the evening of November 4th, just click the “Election Results” tab on our website.

Absentee Voting

To vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day, OR

  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability, OR
  • You are a member of the Uniformed Services, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member and are away from your polling location due to the member's active duty status, OR
  • A U.S. citizen whose residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.

Please contact your county clerk with any questions about the absentee voting process.

Please don't hesitate to contact the Arkansas Secretary of State's office with any questions or concerns at voterservices@sos.arkansas.gov.

 


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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

Published: 11/05/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 25 pardons. An additional 64 clemency requests were denied and 21 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The 25 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. T...

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So Far 16 Communities Have Applied to Become Site of Proposed New Prison Unit

Published: 11/05/2014

October 31, 2014 LITTLE ROCK - The state Correction Department received 16 applications from communities wanting to be the location of a proposed new $100 million prison unit. The unit would hire 250 people and the average salary would be $12.50 an hour, and in the future it could expand. The state Board of Correction will bring its plans for the new prison unit before the legislature during t...

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Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign Kick-Off

Published: 11/04/2014

Governor Beebe recently participated in the Ronald McDonald House Capital Campaign Kick-Off Event in downtown Little Rock.

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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Announces Student Mock Election Underway Across Arkansas

Published: 10/31/2014

For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Labay

Phone:501-683-3702

Laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

 

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Announces Student Mock Election Underway Across Arkansas

 

Little Rock, Ark.(Oct. 31, 2014) – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced Friday the National Student Mock Election is underway in schools all across Arkansas. More than 258 school districts throughout Arkansas were invited to take part in this nationwide tradition, instructing students from kindergarten through high school in the importance of voting. The program encourages students to research and educate themselves on candidates before placing their vote. The mock election is hosted by Secretary of State Mark Martin, serving as Arkansas Coordinator in collaboration with the Washington D.C.-based National Student/Parent Mock Election (NSPME).

“This is the second election cycle in which I enjoyed the privilege to participate. I appreciate the opportunity to encourage our young citizens to get involved in civic life, in the responsibilities of being an American and Arkansan,” stated Secretary of State Mark Martin. “I honestly love seeing their eyes light up when they realize they can make a difference in their local community and nation through participation in the voting process.”

Statewide, students receive a sample ballot created by the NSPME and certified for accuracy by the Elections Division of the Arkansas Secretary of State.

In this year’s election, young Arkansans vote for candidates in three major offices: U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives and Governor. Votes from the students’ mock election are tabulated in Washington D.C. after their transmission to the National Student/Parent Mock Election.

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AHECB recognizes new UA System eVersity, a completely online institution

Published: 10/31/2014


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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Granting Chances

Published: 10/31/2014

When our communities have the proper workforce in place for the 21st-century economy, we have the most critical piece of the economic development puzzle. But building a vibrant economy does not end there. The State has tools and resources that local leaders can utilize to not only improve their communities for residents, but also to attract businesses. Among these resources are several grant pr...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Granting Chances

Published: 10/31/2014

When our communities have the proper workforce in place for the 21st-century economy, we have the most critical piece of the economic development puzzle. But building a vibrant economy does not end there. The State has tools and resources that local leaders can utilize to not only improve their communities for residents, but also to attract businesses. Among these resources are several grant pr...

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New Ronald McDonald House Announcement

Published: 10/30/2014



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Senator English Honored for Her Support of Adult Education

Published: 10/29/2014

Senator Jane English of North Little Rock was honored on October 24 by the Arkansas Association for Administrators for Adult Education when she received the 2014 Garland Hankins Award. The recipient is chosen for his or her outstanding contributions to and support of adult education in Arkansas. English is a former member the state"s Workforce Investment Board at the Department of Workforce Serv...

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Four Proposed Constitutional Amendments on the Ballot

Published: 10/29/2014

LITTLE ROCK - When Arkansas voters go to the polls, they will receive lengthy ballots that include four proposed constitutional amendments. Three of the proposed amendments were referred by the legislature during last year's regular session. They would change current laws on ethics, ballot issues, term limits and the procedures for implementing rules and regulations. The fourth was placed on t...

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Governor Beebe Announces 14 Appointment to Boards and Commissions

Published: 10/27/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: Larry “Joe” Burns, Rector, as the Clay County Constable for East Oak Bluff and Blue Cane Township. Appointment expires December 31, 2014. Replaces Darrell Spear. Tiffani Butler, Little Rock, to the Amusement Ride Safety Advisory Board. Appointment expires March 1, 2018. Replaces ...

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Beebe Names Interim Director for Office of Health Information Technology

Published: 10/24/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Beebe has appointed Shirley A. Tyson as Interim Director of the Arkansas Office of Health Information Technology (OHIT). Tyson will take the position on December 1, 2014, following the retirement of current Director Ray Scott. Tyson, 49, has served as the Chief Technology Officer for OHIT since its creation in 2010. A native of Pine Bluff, Tyson previously worked in heal...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Taking Advantage of Opportunity

Published: 10/24/2014

During his recent trip to Louisiana, Bill Clinton took time in his speech to thank the people of Louisiana. He thanked them for playing a role in paying for Arkansans’ health insurance. And he was right. Every state that borders Arkansas is helping to pay for the health care of our citizens. That’s a direct result of the Private Option. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court left the decision to s...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Taking Advantage of Opportunity

Published: 10/24/2014

During his recent trip to Louisiana, Bill Clinton took time in his speech to thank the people of Louisiana. He thanked them for playing a role in paying for Arkansans’ health insurance. And he was right. Every state that borders Arkansas is helping to pay for the health care of our citizens. That’s a direct result of the Private Option. In 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court left the decision to s...

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Arkansas Minority Health Commission Announces Funding Opportunities up to $2,000 for Health-Related Events

Published: 10/24/2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. --The Arkansas Minority Health Commission recognizes that improving minority health in Arkansas and the nation requires collaboration across many organizations. The Commission's intent is to cooperate with community-based organizations, schools, faith-based organizations and others to address the health problems that effect minorities in Arkansas. To help develop new and innovati...

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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Receives National Awards

Published: 10/23/2014

              For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Labay

Phone: 501-683-3702

laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

   

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Receives

 National Awards 

   

Little Rock, Ark. (October 22, 2014) - Arkansas is raking in national awards and recognition according to Secretary of State Mark Martin.  In an October 22 release, Secretary Martin announced the Office of the Secretary of State received three awards for projects completed in 2014. Included in the awards are the “Public Service Web Video Silver Winner Award,” the “Digital Government Achievement Award,” and an Honorable Mention for “Excellence in Preservation” for restoration of the Capitol Dome.

 

“The staff of the Office of the Secretary of State brings innovation, dedication, and a spirit of service to every project, and they do this with one goal in mind – service to Arkansans,” stated Secretary Martin. “I am proud to lead such a dedicated team, a group focused upon making improvements within each division of the Secretary of State’s office.”

 

Capitol Dome Restoration

 

Secretary of State Mark Martin accepted an Honorable Mention Award for "Excellence in Preservation" for the Capitol Building Dome Restoration Project from the Historic Preservation Alliance.  As part of this highly technical project, the interior dome paint underwent testing to determine the original paint type and application process.  This ensured restoration of the dome to its original appearance. The Secretary of State’s Office paid for the restoration project with grants from the Natural and Cultural Resources Council.

 

Public Service Web Video Winner

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s focus on utilizing technology to provide better services to the citizens of Arkansas resulted in national recognition  from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Secretary of State Mark Martin announced the Business & Commercial Services Division of his office received the prestigious "Public Service Web Video Silver Winner" for 2014.  Secretary Martin accepted the award, selected from over 4,000 entries, for the Web design and online marketing of “Dream It Do It Arkansas"

           

Digital Government Achievement Award

Recognizing a unique synergy of dedicated employees and technological innovation, Secretary of State Mark Martin announced his office received the prestigious "Digital Government Achievement Award" (DGAA) from the Center for Digital Government. This national award is for implementing a new technology-based Corporation Filings Automation project.  In the first year of operation, this automation project saved taxpayers approximately $124,212. Today, the submission of tax filings electronically bypasses the requirement for paper copies and manual data entry.  In one year alone, this saved almost 2,100 staff hours, over 72,000 individual sheets of paper, and eliminated the expense of over $20,500 in postage. Secretary of State Martin lauded the efforts of a team led by BCS Director Daryl Bassett, recognizing their abilities to implement an entirely new process, save thousands of tax dollars, and still maintain the existing high levels of service to the citizens of Arkansas.  “Our goal is to offer all government business services online and allow companies to interact with the state wherever they are, at any time of day,” stated Director Bassett.

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Arkansas Prescription "Take Back" Program One of Nation's Most Successful

Published: 10/23/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Thanks to participation by law enforcement agencies in all regions of the state, Arkansas has one of the most successful prescription drug take-back campaigns in the country. Since 2010, Arkansas drug prevention and law enforcement teams have collected more than 62 tons of out-of-date prescription drugs turned in by people cleaning out their medicine cabinets. At a joint meeti...

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Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Receives

Published: 10/22/2014

               For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Labay

Phone: 501-683-3702

laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

   

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin Receives

 National Awards 

   

Little Rock, Ark. (October 22, 2014) - Arkansas is raking in national awards and recognition according to Secretary of State Mark Martin.  In an October 22 release, Secretary Martin announced the Office of the Secretary of State received three awards for projects completed in 2014. Included in the awards are the “Public Service Web Video Silver Winner Award,” the “Digital Government Achievement Award,” and an Honorable Mention for “Excellence in Preservation” for restoration of the Capitol Dome.

 

“The staff of the Office of the Secretary of State brings innovation, dedication, and a spirit of service to every project, and they do this with one goal in mind – service to Arkansans,” stated Secretary Martin. “I am proud to lead such a dedicated team, a group focused upon making improvements within each division of the Secretary of State’s office.”

 

Capitol Dome Restoration

 

Secretary of State Mark Martin accepted an Honorable Mention Award for "Excellence in Preservation" for the Capitol Building Dome Restoration Project from the Historic Preservation Alliance.  As part of this highly technical project, the interior dome paint underwent testing to determine the original paint type and application process.  This ensured restoration of the dome to its original appearance. The Secretary of State’s Office paid for the restoration project with grants from the Natural Cultural and Resources Council.

 

Public Service Web Video Winner

Secretary of State Mark Martin’s focus on utilizing technology to provide better services to the citizens of Arkansas resulted in national recognition  from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. Secretary of State Mark Martin announced the Business & Commercial Services Division of his office received the prestigious "Public Service Web Video Silver Winner" for 2014.  Secretary Martin accepted the award, selected from over 4,000 entries, for the Web design and online marketing of “Dream It Do It Arkansas"

           

Digital Government Achievement Award

Recognizing a unique synergy of dedicated employees and technological innovation, Secretary of State Mark Martin announced his office received the prestigious "Digital Government Achievement Award" (DGAA) from the Center for Digital Government. This national award is for implementing a new technology-based Corporation Filings Automation project.  In the first year of operation, this automation project saved taxpayers approximately $124,212. Today, the submission of tax filings electronically bypasses the requirement for paper copies and manual data entry.  In one year alone, this saved almost 2,100 staff hours, over 72,000 individual sheets of paper, and eliminated the expense of over $20,500 in postage. Secretary of State Martin lauded the efforts of a team led by BCS Director Daryl Bassett, recognizing their abilities to implement an entirely new process, save thousands of tax dollars, and still maintain the existing high levels of service to the citizens of Arkansas.  “Our goal is to offer all government business services online and allow companies to interact with the state wherever they are, at any time of day,” stated Director Bassett.

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Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Reception

Published: 10/18/2014



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General Election Advisory from Secretary of State Mark Martin

Published: 10/17/2014

For Immediate Release

Laura Labay, 501-683-3702


ELECTION ADVISORY FROM ARKANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE MARK MARTIN
Election Day is Nov. 4th; voters have many opportunities to cast ballots.

(September 30, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. – As Arkansans prepare to go to the polls for the November 4th General Election, Secretary of State Mark Martin wants to remind voters of the following information.

"I want to make sure Arkansans know we are here to serve them. Our Elections Team has worked year-round with our County Clerks to prepare for this upcoming election," said Secretary of State Mark Martin. "Our website is full of information on updated election laws, ballot issues, and a list of candidates with background information on each. We want Arkansans to head to the polls well informed on exactly what they are voting on."

Voter Registration Deadline

October 6th is the deadline to register to vote in the general election. You can fill out an application to vote at your county clerk’s office, state revenue offices, public library or Arkansas State Library, public assistance agency, disability agency, military recruitment office, Arkansas National Guard or you can download an application from the Secretary of State’s website here and mail it to your county clerk.

Early Voting

Early Voting is October 20th – November 3rd, contact your county clerk to find out Early Voting locations. You can find your county clerk’s contact information in our Voting 101 Pocket Guide on our website at www.sos.arkansas.gov.

Election Day Voting

Polls are open 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. Voters choosing to head to the polls on Election Day need to remember to bring the proper form of ID and know their polling place and precinct. Voters can check their polling place and precinct as well as other important voting information by visiting www.voterview.org.

Election Ballot Issues

In total, there are 5 issues on the ballot in the November General Election. Information on ballot issues that will appear on the Nov. 4th ballot are available for review on our website here.

Election Info

Our Voting 101 Pocket Guide has a list of important dates and deadlines. click here

Go to our Facebook and Twitter page for updates on Early Voting numbers and Election Reminders.

Our Election Night Reporting will be available with real-time results on the evening of November 4th, just click the “Election Results” tab on our website at www.sos.arkansas.gov

Absentee Voting

To be qualified to vote an absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • You will be unavoidably absent from your polling site on election day, OR

  • You will be unable to attend your polling site on election day due to illness or physical disability, OR
  • You are a member of the Uniformed Services, merchant marines or the spouse or a dependent family member and are away from your polling location due to the member's active duty status, OR
  • A U.S. citizen whose residence is in Arkansas but is temporarily living outside the territorial limits of the United States.

To receive an absentee ballot application contact your county clerk (click here). 

To download an absentee ballot application (click here).

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Arkansas Secretary of State's office with any questions or concerns at 501-682-5070.

 


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Supreme Court Rules Photo ID Not Required At the Polls

Published: 10/17/2014

For Immediate Release

Laura Labay

501-683-3702

Laura.labay@sos.arkansas.gov

 

Supreme Court Rules Photo ID Not Required At the Polls

Secretary of State Mark Martin announces as of October 16, 2014, 4:39 p.m. Voters are no longer required to provide “proof of identity”(photo ID) in order to vote in person in the General Election. The law reverts back to the previous statute that existed prior to Act 595. Further, poll workers are still required by law to ask for identification, however, voters are not required to provide identification in order to vote.

Before the passage of the Voter ID law, state and federal law required first time voters to provide identification. Voters who register to vote by mail and fail to include valid identification will be required to provide identification at the polls.

For those First Time Voters, examples of identification required are: a valid photo id or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the challenged parts of Act 595, otherwise known as the Voter ID law. Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 595 on April 1, 2013, which required Arkansas residents to provide “proof of identity” when voting at the polls.

Please keep in mind, Arkansas has “fail safe voting” in place: voters can vote a Provisional Ballot at the polls if any problems or discrepancies should arise. County Board of Election Commissioners will notify voters of their appointment time to provide any additional information in order for their vote to count.


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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Contagious Diseases

Published: 10/17/2014

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed more than four thousand lives, and for the first time, the virus has made its way to the United States. Constant news about Ebola, combined with speculation and the unknown, have generated both greater awareness and heightened fear among Americans. In Arkansas, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola. The risk to the general publi...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Contagious Diseases

Published: 10/17/2014

The latest outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa has claimed more than four thousand lives, and for the first time, the virus has made its way to the United States. Constant news about Ebola, combined with speculation and the unknown, have generated both greater awareness and heightened fear among Americans. In Arkansas, there are no confirmed cases of Ebola. The risk to the general publi...

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Legislative Council Adds Infectious Disease Protocol to October 17 Meeting Agenda

Published: 10/16/2014

October 16, 2014 Senate Information Office: 501-682-5954 Senator Bill Sample of Hot Springs, the Senate chairman of the Arkansas Legislative Council, announced that the final agenda item for Friday's meeting would be an update from state Health Department officials on protocol for assessing, monitoring, screening and treating any patients in Arkansas if they contract infectious diseases. The Co...

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Legislators Begin Budget Hearings

Published: 10/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Legislators began a lengthy and detailed review of all state agency spending requests, in preparation for the regular session that begins in January. Setting a balanced budget for state government every year is the most time-consuming duty of the legislature. Budget hearings begin in October, but legislative review of state spending continues through the session. The Joint Budget ...

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Governor Beebe Announces 26 Appointment to Boards and Commissions

Published: 10/14/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: Dr. David Beasley, Jonesboro, to the State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Surveyors. Appointment expires July 1, 2016. Replaces Sherman Smith. Jonathan Bibb, Sheridan, to the Arkansas Independent Living Council. Appointee serves at the will of the gove...

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Gov. Mike & Ginger Beebe Tribute Award Video

Published: 10/14/2014

Gov. Mike and First Lady Ginger Beebe were honored with the Pat and Willard...

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celebration Symphony Concert

Published: 10/12/2014



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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Advancing Scores

Published: 10/10/2014

Education continues to be our top priority in Arkansas, and we know that one of our biggest educational challenges is increasing the number of Arkansans who earn college degrees. This week, we received positive news reinforcing our long-term progress toward that goal. In the last school year, the number of Arkansas students taking Advanced Placement, or AP, exams increased, as did their overall sc...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Advancing Scores

Published: 10/10/2014

Education continues to be our top priority in Arkansas, and we know that one of our biggest educational challenges is increasing the number of Arkansans who earn college degrees. This week, we received positive news reinforcing our long-term progress toward that goal. In the last school year, the number of Arkansas students taking Advanced Placement, or AP, exams increased, as did their overall sc...

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Enrollment Down Slightly in Arkansas Colleges and Universities

Published: 10/09/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Enrollment at Arkansas colleges and universities is down 1 percent from last year, according to a report from the state Department of Higher Education. The overall decline is most notable at two-year colleges, which saw their enrollment go down from 56,116 students last year to 53,470 this year. That is a percentage decrease of 4.7 percent. Four-year universities saw a slight i...

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Governor Beebe Announces Intent to Grant Pardons

Published: 10/08/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced his intent to grant 17 pardons. An additional 43 clemency requests were denied and 18 had no action taken upon them. These include requests from both inmates and non-inmates. The 17 applicants intended for pardons have completed all jail time, fulfilled all parole-and-probationary requirements and paid all fines related to their sentences. T...

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Senator Elliott, SREB Commission to Work on College Affordability

Published: 10/08/2014

SREB Commission Examines College Affordability in the South October 8, 2014 For information call Beth Day, SREB Communication Director, 404-879-5544 ATLANTA, GA. - The Southern Regional Education Board has launched the Commission on College Affordability in the South to focus state policies on the goal of affordability for students and families. Senator Joyce Elliott of Little Rock, one of...

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Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 2014

Published: 10/07/2014



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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Good News from the Marketplace

Published: 10/03/2014

For too many years, when Arkansans talked about the price of their health insurance, good news was rare. For decades, costs have increased annually, hurting working families and leading to many companies dropping coverage for employees. Far too many of our people were left unable to make ends meet and still pay for insurance. Fortunately, circumstances have changed for many of those families who ...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Good News from the Marketplace

Published: 10/03/2014

For too many years, when Arkansans talked about the price of their health insurance, good news was rare. For decades, costs have increased annually, hurting working families and leading to many companies dropping coverage for employees. Far too many of our people were left unable to make ends meet and still pay for insurance. Fortunately, circumstances have changed for many of those families who ...

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Governor Beebe Announces 28 Appointment to Boards and Commissions

Published: 10/01/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following judicial appointment: Robert W. McCorkindale, Harrison, as Special Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Arkansas for the case styled 14-427, Nathaniel Smith, M.D. et al v. M. Kindall Wright et al. Replaces Justice Cliff Hoofman, who has disqualified himself from this case. Governor Beebe also announced appointments to the f...

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School Facilities Fund Falling Short of Demand

Published: 09/30/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Funding of public school facilities may be one of the most difficult budget issues facing legislators when they convene in regular session in January. In 2007 the legislature dedicated $456 million in "one time" money to the school facilities fund. That was the amount that was deemed necessary to equalize facilities funding among prosperous and poor districts of Arkansas, and to ...

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U.S. Marshals Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony

Published: 09/29/2014

Governor Beebe recently participated in the U.S. Marshals Museum Groundbreaking Ceremony in Fort Smith.

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Fueling Economic Engines

Published: 09/26/2014

In Arkansas, economic development manifests itself in many ways. In the past 10 days, we’ve seen a constant stream of announcements that will bring good jobs and new opportunities to our State. Each of these also illustrates approaches we use in powering the economic engines that generate success. Earlier this month, we broke ground on a large expansion for Dassault Falcon in Little Rock. Whi...

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Gala for Life honors Governor Beebe and First Lady

Published: 09/26/2014

Rockefeller Cancer Institute/ UAMS; Gala for Life

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Fueling Economic Engines

Published: 09/26/2014

In Arkansas, economic development manifests itself in many ways. In the past 10 days, we’ve seen a constant stream of announcements that will bring good jobs and new opportunities to our State. Each of these also illustrates approaches we use in powering the economic engines that generate success. Earlier this month, we broke ground on a large expansion for Dassault Falcon in Little Rock. Whi...

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US Marshals Museum Ground Breaking Fort Smith

Published: 09/24/2014



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Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus Holding Retreat and Conference at Hot Springs

Published: 09/24/2014

September 24, 2014 Senate Information Office: 501-682-5954 HOT SPRINGS - Overhauling the state's justice system is the major theme of this year's conference of the Arkansas Legislative Black Caucus. Senators Joyce Elliott of Little Rock, Stephanie Flowers of Pine Bluff and Senator Linda Chesterfield of Little Rock were instrumental in writing the agenda for the 2014 conference. The retreat...

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Clean Harbors Expansion Groundbreaking Ceremony

Published: 09/23/2014



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Bid Opening by Highway Department Sets New Record

Published: 09/23/2014

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department opened bids for 46 projects totaling $231.5 million. After a review of the bids, if the Commission accepts all of them as submitted they would comprise the largest single bid opening in Arkansas history. It would surpass the previous high bid opening in November of 2012, when bids for $222.5 million of projects were opened. The r...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Building Creativity

Published: 09/19/2014

A robot, named Nighthawk, whizzed around my conference room in the State Capitol last week. The machine spun on its four wheels while flashing its bright lights and stopping on a dime at my feet. It chased a ball around the room, tossing it and fetching it, even catapulting it to me from across the room. It entertained all of the adults in the room, including leaders from across this State. But th...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: Building Creativity

Published: 09/19/2014

A robot, named Nighthawk, whizzed around my conference room in the State Capitol last week. The machine spun on its four wheels while flashing its bright lights and stopping on a dime at my feet. It chased a ball around the room, tossing it and fetching it, even catapulting it to me from across the room. It entertained all of the adults in the room, including leaders from across this State. But th...

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Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Published: 09/18/2014


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Conway Regional Medical Center Governor's Quality Award Event

Published: 09/18/2014

Governor Beebe today participated in the Conway Regional Medical Center Governor's Quality Award Recognition Event.

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Governor Beebe Announces Ten Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Published: 09/15/2014

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe today announced the following judicial appointment: Michael Murphy, Conway, as Circuit Judge in the 2nd Division Court of the 20th Judicial District. Appointment expires December 31, 2014. Replaces Michael Maggio. Governor Beebe also announced the following appointments to State boards and commissions: Dr. Timothy Calicott, Little Rock, reappointed to t...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Published: 09/12/2014

Every day, you can witness Arkansas’s volunteer spirit in action. You may see individuals, families and groups who show up to lend a hand at the site of a natural disaster. There are many in our communities who take the initiative and give their own time and resources to start programs that help make our hometowns better places to live. Ginger and I see it all the time among all the nonprofit or...

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Governor Beebe's weekly column and radio address: 20 Years of AmeriCorps

Published: 09/12/2014

Every day, you can witness Arkansas’s volunteer spirit in action. You may see individuals, families and groups who show up to lend a hand at the site of a natural disaster. There are many in our communities who take the initiative and give their own time and resources to start programs that help make our hometowns better places to live. Ginger and I see it all the time among all the nonprofit or...

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Secretary of State Certifies Ballot Issues

Published: 09/11/2014

LITTLE ROCK - The Secretary of State's office has certified two more ballot issues for voters to decide at the November 4 election - a proposed constitutional amendment to allow sales of alcohol and an initiated act to raise the state minimum wage. The alcohol and minimum wage issues will be on the ballot along with three proposed amendments referred by the legislature. Sponsors of both measur...

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FIRST Robotics Competition in Little Rock

Published: 09/10/2014

On September 10, 2014, Governor Mike Beebe participated in the announcement...

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Signature Verification Process Complete for Ballot Initiatives

Published: 09/09/2014

For Immediate Release
Laura Labay, 501-683-3702
Signature Verification Process Complete for Ballot Initiatives
(September 9, 2014) Little Rock, Ark. – Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announces the signature verification process for the ballot measures initiated by the people of Arkansas is complete. 
An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage
As of September 9th, the Secretary of State has validated 89,790 signatures for An Act to Increase the Arkansas Minimum Wage. The sponsors turned in a total of 130,016 signatures for verification. The initiated act met the requirement of 62,507 verified signatures to qualify as Issue No. 5 on the Nov. 4, 2014 general election ballot.
The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment
As of September 3rd, The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment had a final count of 91,831 validated signatures.  The sponsors turned in a total of 127,265 signatures for verification. The constitutional amendment met the requirement of 78,133 verified signatures to qualify as Issue No. 4 on the Nov. 4, 2014 general election ballot. 
Voter Info
The deadline to register to vote for the general election is Oct. 6, 2014. A photo ID is required to vote in the general election. To check your voting status and location go to www.voterview.org. For additional information on voting go to the Arkansas Secretary of State’s webpage, www.sos.arkansas.gov.

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AMHC Director Idonia Trotter to Take Leadership Role at Houston-Based Non-Profit Oct. 1

Published: 09/05/2014

The Board of Directors of Gateway to Care (GTC), a Houston, Texas-based non-profit health care collaborative, is pleased to announce Idonia L. Trotter, JD, MPS as its new Executive Director beginning October 1, 2014. Trotter will follow in the footsteps of founder and long-time Executive Director Dr. Ron Cookston. Trotter brings to GTC a distinguished career in health care advocacy, policy ana...

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Dr. Rhonda Mattox Named Medical Director at AMHC

Published: 09/05/2014

Dr. Rhonda Mattox has been named Medical Director at the Arkansas Minority Health Commission. She previously worked with the commission as a medical media and research consultant beginning in 2013, hosting the Ask the Doctor Show monthly with Broadway Joe. In her new role, she will guide the AMHCs internal research efforts, assist with public health policy development and serve as media spokespers...

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AMHC Transitional Leadership Team in Place until New Director Chosen

Published: 09/05/2014

The Arkansas Minority Health Commission wishes Director Idonia Trotter well in her new endeavors as she moves forward in her career with Gateway to Care, a Houston-based 501c3 non-profit health care organization. During the transition, AMHC has put its current Medical Director, Dr. Rhonda Mattox, in place as a transitional leader until a new executive director is identified. AMHC Chair Christine P...

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