ICYMI: Recapping the First Week of the 94th General Assembly

Doesn't it feel good to wake up after the first full week of the 2023 legislative session with Sarah Huckabee Sanders in the Governor's Office working with conservative Republican super majorities in the legislature?

We think so, too.

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders is wasting no time being the conservative reformer we elected, signing executive orders her first week in office, and Republican legislators from all over the state are gearing up to implement conservative Republican platform policies related to education, public safety, and tax reform.

Find links below where you can read each executive order in full, from banning CRT in schools, to prioritizing educational reform, to freezing government hiring and promotions.

| Executive Order to Institute an Immediate Hiring and Promotion Freeze

| Executive Order to Reduce Government Rules and Regulations

| Executive Order to Limit Government Overreach, Reduce Bureaucracy and Review Previous Executive Orders

| Executive Order to Protect Taxpayers and Reduce Waste in the Department of Commerce Division of Workforce Services Unemployment Insurance Program

| Executive Order to Prohibit Indoctrination and Critical Race Theory in Schools

| Executive Order to Protect State Information and Communications Technology from the Influence of the Adversarial Foreign Governments

| Executive Order to Respect the Latino Community by Eliminating Culturally Insensitive Words from Official Use in Government

| Executive Order to Prioritize L.E.A.R.N.S. (Literacy, Empowerment, Accountability, Readiness, Networking, and School Safety)

We also have some personal news here at the RPA. We're over-the-moon to welcome back the "Voice of the RPA," Bea Grayes to our front desk!

Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders on First Week in Office

Fox News Sunday | Shannon Bream

Full Interview Here

State Sen. Missy Irvin (R-Mountain View) on Health Care and Education Issues

Talk Business & Politics | Roby Brock

Full Interview Here

House Education Committee Vice-Chairman Keith Brooks (R-Little Rock) Recaps 1st Week of 94th General Assembly

Full Video Here

The Daily Caller: Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Introduces Executive Order Combatting CRT

"Republican Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders introduced an executive order Tuesday, her first official day in office, that would combat Critical Race Theory (CRT) in schools across the state." The Daily Caller | Henry Rodgers

Full Article Here

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking oath as governor in Arkansas is 'historic in nature'

"Arkansas is primed for success with Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders as she fights for conservative values and leads our state into the future." RPA Chairman Cody Hiland

Full Article Here

Sanders orders freeze on hiring, job promotions

"'I think it is really important that we start limiting the expansion of government,' Sanders said during a news conference Tuesday." Arkansas Democrat Gazette | Mike Wickline

Full Article Here

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