Audio – Senator Keith Ingram Reporting News From 91st General Assembly
January 26th, 2017 • News
January 26, 2017– Senator Keith Ingram audio report of news from the 91st General Assembly.
In this week’s report:
- Two of the first new laws enacted this year will implement the medical marijuana amendment.
- Act 4 postpones the effective date of the marijuana amendment by 60 days. Act 5 of 2017 will provide legal protections for physicians whose patients want to take medical marijuana. It takes into account the fact that the federal Food and Drug Administration hasn’t tested medical marijuana or classified it as a pharmaceutical.
- Both chambers of the legislature have passed the personal income tax cut for low-income families. It will mainly benefit Arkansans whose income is less than $21,000 a year, saving them more $50 million annually.
- The legislature also approved funding so that more people with developmental disabilities can get home assistance. The services will allow them to live at home, rather than in an institution.
Click to Listen - Audio Recording from January 26,2017