What: Conservative Arkansas May Meeting – All Are Welcome
When: Saturday, May 11th, 10:00 am – noon
Where: Rogers Public Library, 711 S Dixieland Rd, Rogers, AR 72758 in the Friends of RPL Community Room
Representative John Burris will be the guest speaker for the May meeting of Conservative Arkansas. He will address expectations regarding healthcare and taxes as a result of recently approved legislation. Burris currently serves in the 89th General Assembly as the Chair of the House Public Health, Welfare & Labor Committee and was a key designer in the Private Option legislation that just passed both the House and Senate.
He is currently serving his third term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. He represents District 98, which encompasses part of Boone County. In addition to chairing the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee, he is also a member of the Joint Budget Committee, the Joint Committee on Energy, the House Management Committee, the House Committee on City, County, and Local Affairs, the House Select Committee on Rules, and numerous subcommittees.
During the 88th General Assembly, Rep. Burris was the vice chair of the House Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, where he chaired the Subcommittee for Parks and Tourism. He also served on the Arkansas Legislative Council; the committee for Legislative Joint Auditing; the Joint Energy Committee; and the House Revenue and Tax Committee. He served as House Minority Leader during the 2011 Regular Session and 2012 Fiscal Session; the youngest Minority Leader in state history.
For the 87th General Assembly, Rep. Burris served on the House Public Transportation Committee, and the House Committee for City, County and Local Affairs. He is a graduate of Arkansas State University and lives in Harrison.
Burris’s work in the legislature earned him a spot in the Arkansas Business Journal’s 2009 list of the top “20 in their 20’s”. His legislative philosophy is “As a legislator, you can’t change the world, but you can help people one at a time.”
Several other legislators and senators have confirmed that they will also be present for discussion, including Representative Charlie Collins, to speak more in-depth on many of the recent tax cuts.