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Roby Brock is the Editor-in-Chief and Host of Talk Business & Politics.

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Courtesy / Arkansas Senate

Last week, a high-profile state senator left the GOP citing the pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol as his reason for becoming an Independent. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asks John Brummett, political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, what, if anything, this means for the Republican Party in Arkansas.

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U.S. Congressman French Hill doesn't like the nearly two-trillion dollar relief plan supported by the Biden administration. The Republican from Arkansas's 2nd District talks with Roby Brock, from our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the plan.

The Arkansas Legislature's first 30 days of the session are done. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asked state Rep. Reginald Murdoch, D-Marianna, about the last few weeks and about proposed legislation focused on education, Black history and the 1619 Project.

John Brummett, political columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, from Talk Business and Politics, about the latest developments in Arkansas politics. They discuss a change in the race for governor in 2022 to the influence national politics have on Arkansas right now.

A bill to penalize schools using the 1619 Project to help teach U.S. History continues to be discussed at the Arkansas State Capitol. Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, asked state Rep. Mark Lowery, R-District 39, and Sen. Joyce Elliott, D-District 31, about the proposed legislation.

 

Three candidates are already seeking the GOP nomination for governor in 2022. John Brummett, a political columnist with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, talks with Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, about the possibility other candidates might enter the race as independents.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As lawmakers gather in Little Rock for the 2021 Legislative Session, our partners at Talk Business and Politics are hosting daily updates on what's taking place as bills get filed and voted on, or not. Roby Brock recently had a virtual conversation with Rep. Monte Hodges, D-Blytheville, who is the president of the Legislative Black Caucus, about taxes, hate crime legislation and bills that propose limiting what can be taught at Arkansas schools.

John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, examine the first weeks of 2021 in Little Rock and Washington, D.C. Brummett says he doubts the national parties will be able to meet in the middle.

John Brummett, a political writer for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and Roby Brock, with our partner Talk Business and Politics, discuss the first two weeks of politics in 2021. From a pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol to the first few days of the legislative session in Little Rock, the new year is already in high gear.

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An expected controvery over the race for House District 32 did not materialize during the first day of the 2021 Legislative Session. Roby Brock, from our content partner Talk Business and Politics, and John Brummett, from the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, reflect on the legal challenges to Democrat Ashley Hudson's election to the post in their weekly conversation.

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