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With your support, as we recover from these difficult times, I and my fellow Republicans are committed to:

Renew The American Dream

With your vote I will propose a Constitutional Amendment allowing the General Assembly to phase out personal property tax. Imagine not having to get your vehicle(s) assessed and pay taxes on them year after year after year. You will finally own them free and clear! It will make our lives a little simpler and you can keep more of your money to invest in your American dream.

Restore our Way of Life

Strong communities are built on strong families. I have been endorsed by Arkansas Right to Life and received a perfect 100% on the Pro-Family Legislative Scorecard. I have been and will continue to be a strong advocate for our families. As a veteran, I will continue to support our police officers, first responders, the military and my fellow veterans.

Rebuild the Greatest Economy

As Chair of the Technology Committee, I am leading the effort in the House to ensure all Arkansans have access to high speed, reliable, and affordable Broadband. Based on my recommendations the Governor and General Assembly just approved $100 million in the state’s first major investment in broadband. Your vote will allow me to continue my efforts to make sure this valuable technology is available for student’s education, increased healthcare access and more business opportunities.

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Representative Stephen Meeks
Representative Stephen Meeks
A TIME TO GIVE THANKS

The year 2020 has been a challenging year for our community and nation. In the midst of the pandemic we've mourned the loss of loved ones, seen businesses closed and jobs lost. We've seen shortages at the store and civil unrest.

During this time of uncertainty (and perhaps that makes it even all the more important) we now stop to take measure of all we have to be thankful for - starting with a merciful God, our families and friends. We are blessed to live in a community where a friendly smile and warm gesture is the norm and not the exception, where neighbors help and pray for each other, and where you can raise a family in relative safety. We are blessed by the healthcare workers and first responders who are working to see us through the pandemic and we are grateful to the veterans and law enforcement officers who protect our freedoms and keep us safe. We have also made new friends as we welcome families into our community.

There will undoubtedly be challenges ahead, but by God's grace I have ever confidence we'll overcome and grow to be a stronger community through them.

Happy Thanksgiving

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In the midst of the Civil War President Lincoln called on the war torn nation to pause and give thanks to the providence of Almighty God.

President Abraham Lincoln’s
Proclamation of Thanksgiving
Issued, October 3, 1863

The year that is drawing towards its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields and healthful skies. To these bounties, which are so constantly enjoyed that we are prone to forget the source from which they come, others have been added, which are of so extraordinary a nature, that they cannot fail to penetrate and soften even the heart which is habitually insensible to the ever watchful providence of Almighty God.

In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to invite and provoke the aggressions of foreign States, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere, except in the theater of military conflict; while that theater has been greatly contracted by the advancing armies and navies of the Union.

The needful diversions of wealth and strength from the fields of peaceful industry to the national defense have not arrested the plough, the shuttle or the ship. The axe has enlarged the borders of our settlements, and the mines, as well of iron and coal as of the precious metals, have yielded even more abundantly than heretofore. Population has steadily increased, notwithstanding the waste that has been made in the camp, the siege and the battlefield; and the country, rejoicing in the consciousness of augmented strength and vigor, is permitted to expect continuance of years with large increase of freedom.

No human counsel hath devised, nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.

It has seemed to me fit and proper that they should be solemnly, reverently and gratefully acknowledged as with one heart and voice by the whole American people; I do, therefore, invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next as a Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer to our beneficent Father, who dwelleth in the heavens. And I recommend to them that, while offering up the ascriptions justly due to him that, for such singular deliverances and blessings; they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to His tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it, as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes, to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquility, and union.

In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this third day of October, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, and of the independence of the United States the eighty-eighth.

Abraham Lincoln

By the President: William H. Seward, Secretary of State.

You can read more thanksgiving proclamations and sermons from our past at: https://wallbuilders.com/thanksgiving-resources/
Representative Stephen Meeks
Representative Stephen Meeks
Budget hearings are continuing at the Capitol:

The Governor had requested $30M for broadband in his budget. Wanting to make sure broadband continues to be a priority in our state, on my motion, the budget committee unanimously raised the appropriation to $100M

I spoke with Director Ramero yesterday regarding the pandemic. I asked him how soon we might have relief assuming the vaccine is effective. He said it would depend on how soon it became widely available and the % of the population that took it, but realistically expects us to be wearing masks until 3rd quarter next year.

This morning we received an update on savings from our transformation efforts. It is complicated due to the many working parts, but it appears we've saved $20M+ thus far.

2020 Campaign

Keep Conservative Republican Leadership in Little Rock.  

Endorsements:

  • Arkansas Right to Life
  • NRA – “A Rating”
  • Faulkner County Sheriff Ryals
  • JP Jerry Boyer

Awards:

  • Family Council’s
    Statesman of the Year Award
    Pro-Family Legislative Score: 100%
  • Chamber of Commerce 
    Business Matters Leadership Award for 2019

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Committees I Serve On: 

  • Education
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development
  • Joint Budget  (Special Language Subcommittee)
  • Advanced Communications and Information Technology, Chair

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What Americans are most thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.

https://t.co/qobIJVbow0

If you go to the General Assembly website you can watch the agency discussion where they went into it in detail. It's ALC near the end of the meeting where they went over it. https://t.co/xsfTZErCcA

The Dept. of Commerce is giving us an update of the claims they've handled. This gives you an idea of the incredible effort they made.

2019 Total UI Claims: 61k

2020 Total UI Claims: 464k
2020 Total PUA Claims: 252k

2019 Fraud Claims: 10
2020 Fraud Claims: 32k (4.5%)

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 Did you know:  Rep. Meeks is the senior member of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

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