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Rutledge Hails Stay Of EPA Water Rule

Aug 28, 2015 12:40pm

LITTLE ROCK — A judge’s order granting a preliminary injunction against an Environmental Protection Agency rule on water quality is “an important victory for Arkansas,” Arkansas Attorney General...

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Arkansas Loses Military Vehicle Contract To Wisconsin

Aug 26, 2015 11:20am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas was not chosen as the location for manufacture of the military’s new joint light tactical vehicle, state officials learned Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Defense said...

Huckabee: Obama’s Economic Policies Contributed To Monday’s Stock Market Plunge

Aug 25, 2015 11:47am

LITTLE ROCK — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Monday blamed President Barack Obama’s economic policies for the day’s stock market plunge.

“We shouldn’t be allowing China to manipulate...

Cotton: Not Ready To Concede On Iran Deal

Aug 25, 2015 11:45am

LITTLE ROCK — Despite growing momentum in Congress toward approval of the Iran nuclear deal, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said Tuesday he has not given up hope that the plan can be stopped.

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Oct. 9 Stakeholder Meeting Set On EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Aug 25, 2015 5:05am

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality and the state Public Service Commission said Monday they have scheduled an Oct. 9 stakeholder meeting to begin a new round of...

State Unemployment Rate Drops Slightly

Aug 22, 2015 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate decreased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.6 percent in July, according to labor statistics released Friday.

The state’s jobless rate last...

Hutchinson: Willing To Continue Medicaid Expansion If Flexibility Granted

Aug 20, 2015 10:25am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he is open to continuing to accept federal funding for Medicaid expansion if the federal government grants the state increased flexibility in...

Hutchinson: DHS Backlog Eliminated; Freeze On Medicaid Terminations Lifted

Aug 19, 2015 2:08pm

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday lifted a moratorium on Medicaid terminations, saying the state Department of Human Services has eliminated a processing backlog as it seeks to verify...

AG Partnering With Federal Government To Target Disability Fraud

Aug 19, 2015 2:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Tuesday her office is partnering with the federal Social Security Administration in a program to combat fraud in disability programs.

The...

LR Store Reports Rise In Confederate Flag Sales

Aug 19, 2015 2:05pm

LITTLE ROCK — A Little Rock store that sells Confederate flags says recent demand for the flags has boosted its sales by half.

Arkansas Flag and Banner said in a statement Tuesday its sales...

Report: Private Option To Have $438 Million Positive Impact On State Budget By 2021

Aug 19, 2015 2:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The Medicaid expansion program known as the private option is projected to have a positive impact on the state budget of $438 million between 2017 and 2021, according to a...

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