The Republican from Van Buren makes six legislators currently in quarantine.

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UPDATE: Make it seven. AP reports that Sen. Cecile Bledsoe, 76 co-chair of the Legislative Council and mother of Surgeon General Gregory Bledsoe, has tested positive. The other co-chair, Rep. Jeff Wardlaw, is in quarantine because his wife tested positive.

Budget hearings for the 2021 session began last week but were suspended because of the rash of COVID-19 cases. They are supposed to resume Tuesday.

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