The AR Legislative session has been going on a few weeks. They will be making important decisions that affect us. Here are some resources to help you stay up-to-date no matter where you live.
See the bills that have been filed:
The boxes are check for 2019. Just click Submit to see the latest list.
See today’s calendar to decide which committees you want to watch.
Public Health, Welfare, & Labor are committees for both Senate and House that discuss bills that affect Medicaid. Each meeting has an agenda, so you can see if the bill you care about is on the list for today.
Watch what’s going on right now:
Watch previous sessions and committees:
Bills travel to different committees, to the House, and Senate before they hit the Governor’s desk. You might want to go back to see how your legislators voted or if they discussed your concerns in the meetings.
Watch the video above to get all of the contact information to get contact information and tips.
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Taxes affect our daily lives, and the House is working on a bill to “reform the tax code.” If taxes are drastically altered, it won’t just affect our personal taxes; Medicaid funding could be affected as well. For example, Senator Cotton called for the repeal of the Obamacare individual mandate through tax reform. That’s why it’s so important to stay on top of what’s happening.
A House committee released the bill, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” this afternoon, and it’s a very long read.
This is just a first version. They will revise the bill and try to pass it through the House by Thanksgiving to send to the Senate in order for it to take affect by January 1, 2018.
Take the time to try to understand it and respond if necessary. Here are a few articles to help you understand what’s going on:
Make sure you understand this for yourself, and contact your U.S. Senators with your questions, concerns, and comments!