ARCAN Arkansas Citizens Access Network

 

Unprecedented access to state government

AR-CAN – the Arkansas Citizens Access Network – provides unprecedented livestream access to state government, giving Arkansas citizens a front-row seat to legislative proceedings, board and commission meetings, and other government hearings and activities. AR-CAN serves as an important educational tool, allowing students to see their government at work while learning about public affairs and civic responsibility.

AR-CAN is presented by Arkansas PBS.

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ARCAN Current Events List
Arkansas State Plant Board
Arkansas PBS Commission
Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission
ARHOME Advisory Panel

Upcoming Events

Event Stream Event Title Event Start Event End Event Description
Arkansas State Plant Board

The board, which is part of the Arkansas Department of Agriculture, establishes regulations to protect related industries and businesses. 

Arkansas PBS Commission

The eight-member commission, which is the governing body of Arkansas PBS, is scheduled to hold its next quarterly meeting.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission

The commission, which administers and regulates the issuance of licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries and cultivation facilities, is scheduled to hold its next monthly meeting. 

ARHOME Advisory Panel

The panel, which provides oversight for the ARHOME program, is scheduled to hold its next regular meeting. ARHOME is part of the Department of Human Services and uses Medicaid funds to buy private health insurance. 

Archived Events

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Events from the Arkansas Legislature

View livestreams and recordings from the Senate, House of Representatives or the Supreme Court.

How are meetings selected for coverage?

The goal of AR-CAN is to provide as many livestreaming events as possible, allowing constituents to choose what to watch. For legislative hearings, the livestream is provided by the House of Representatives or Senate. Additionally, AR-CAN will host streaming for any other state agency, board or commission meeting if the stream is provided. A professional team with livestreaming equipment is available to attend meetings; however, due to limited resources, only those events deemed to have the most public interest will be covered. Suggestions for events to be livestreamed on AR-CAN are encouraged.

Arkansas PBS Debates

Arkansas PBS is the home for U.S. Senate, Congressional and Constitutional Office debates in Arkansas. Click here to watch past debates.

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