Arkansas Lawmakers Filing Budget Measures Ahead of April 10 Fiscal Session

This week Arkansas Legislators have filed several appropriation measures ahead of the April 10 fiscal session.

The legislature will convene next week to set the state’s budget for the 2025 Fiscal Year.

To date, lawmakers have filed about 90 bills appropriating state funds for various government agencies.

One of our goals for the 2024 budget session is to secure an appropriation that will provide funding for pro-life pregnancy resource centers in the state.

 In 2022 we worked with the legislature and the governor to secure $1 million in funding for pregnancy centers. We did the same thing last year as well.

This funding has gone to good organizations across the state that give women and families real assistance when faced with an unplanned pregnancy.

Since the 2022 Dobbs decision reversing Roe v. Wade, state legislatures around the country have ramped up state funding for pregnancy help organizations, and Arkansas risks lagging behind other states if we don’t provide adequate funding for these organizations.

More than 50 pregnancy help organizations serve thousands of women in Arkansas. Providing them with assistance from state-funded grants enables them to do even more in our state.

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Governor Hutchinson Calls for Special Day of Prayer

Yesterday Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation designating Sunday, March 29, a special day of prayer in Arkansas.

The governor is calling on Arkansans to pray for the state of Arkansas and for the Nation amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

The proclamation reads in part,

“As Arkansans, we strengthen our faith through prayer, and today, we come together united as a state seeking God’s reassurance and thanking Him for his guidance . . . In Deuteronomy 31:8, we are reminded of God’s promise, ‘The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave or forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged’ . . .”

You can read the entire proclamation here.

Please help spread the word that Sunday, March 29, is a special day of prayer for our state and country.

I hope you and your friends will join with us in praying for our state, our nation, and our leaders.