Judge Barry Hyde gave his first State of the County address last night in the Quorum Courtroom. He made several points that are in line with positions supported by the League. He believes that the county should be more connected to the citizens, and has increased the county's social media presence, and is adding an interactive app to report road issues.
He has increased the energy efficiency of the public buildings and is starting a recycling program for those outside the cit...y recycling areas.
He has expanded the youth services programs, and other programs for at risk youth.
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The 91st Arkansas General Assembly is currently in session. Please refer to www.arkleg.state.ar.us to keep apprised of the proposed legislation.
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I was privileged to attend the League of Women Voters of the United States 52nd biennial national convention in Washington, DC and participate in setting our agenda for the next biennium. Through the Making Democracy Work® campaign, the League will fundamentally reshape our democracy by engaging millions more voters in the election process and strengthening the laws that govern money in politics, redistricting and voting rights so that it is free, fair and accessible to all.
Throughout the gathering, delegates set the League’s agenda for the next two years, vowing to reinforce the League’s commitment to combat climate change and protect the environment, adopt strong statements on gun safety and DC statehood, and expand its position on health care to include access to behavioral health services.
Many of these items play out at the local level as well. In this important election year, we are dedicated to providing more voter education and registration events to insure that all citizens have access to the polls this November.
For the first year, we are participating in Vote411.org, an online election information website where all voters can access information on national, state and local candidates and issues.
If we are going to publicize our voter activities, support our website, send girls to Girls State, observe the Little Rock Board of Directors, City Planning Commission, the Pulaski County Quorum Court and County Planning Board, protect the Maumelle Watershed, advocate for a community friendly approach to I-30 Crossing, and facilitate the return of the Little Rock School District to local control, we need to raise funds.
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