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We are now in a second special session as budget negotiators still have not come to an agreement on the 2015-17 operating budget. However, both sides continue to make progress in...

June 4, 2015

As you have likely heard by now, the governor has called us into a "rolling" special session since agreements could not be reached on three separate budgets — the two-year state...

May 6, 2015

There are now five days left of the 105-day legislative session, and negotiations concerning the operating budget, the capital budget and a transportation package are still ongoing. Unfortunately, operating budget negotiations...

April 21, 2015

House Democrats and Senate Republicans have now released their operating budget proposals, and while there are some similarities, there are a few glaring differences as well.

April 7, 2015

Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, talks with KTTH Radio's David Boze about his disappointment that a mandate by the Department of Social and Health Services requiring foster children under the age of...

April 6, 2015

We are getting closer to the end of session, and I remain optimistic that we will be able to finish our work on time. I don't see any reason why we...

March 25, 2015

We are now past the halfway point of the legislative session, and the action has really picked up. The House has voted on more than 200 bills in the past two...

March 11, 2015

Rep. Mark Hargrove's bill to speed up the termination of parental rights for some children who have been in foster care for at least one year unanimously passed in the House...

March 10, 2015

It has been a very busy first six weeks of the legislative session, and we have now voted on dozens of bills that have come to the House floor. This past...

Feb. 24, 2015

47th District Rep. Mark Hargrove, R-Covington, is holding an hour-long telephone town hall on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m.

Feb. 17, 2015