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March 29, 2017

Arkansas' General Assembly has its plate full for the last few days of the regular session as  lawmakers approved and filed bills affecting everything from election procedures to unemployment benefits.  Read below for this week's legislative update.

HB 1014

  • The Senate voted unanimously

  • Allow teachers to claim up to $250 a year in income tax deductions for expenses they incur buying school supplies for their students from their own pocket. 

  • It went to the governor.

  • Sponsor: Greg Ledling (D) District 86

SB 647

  • A 60-page measure that sets up new accountability and assessment tools used in public schools.

  • Educators will be affected by how it changes th...

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