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<p>House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, left, prepares to exit the speaker’s platform Monday following adjournment of the special session. At right is House Parliamentarian Buddy Johnson. (Dale Ellis photo)</p>

So-called Efficiency Bill, Other Measures Sent To Governor

May 24, 2016 10:41am

LITTLE ROCK — In addition to Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s highway funding plan, the Legislature sent matching versions of 11 other measures to the governor’s desk Monday, the last day of the special...

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Bill To Merge Technical School, Community College Stalls

May 20, 2016 9:57am

LITTLE ROCK — Matching bills to merge a technical school in eastern Arkansas with a community college stalled in House and Senate committees Thursday, the first day of a special session on highway...

Governor’s Highway Plan, Rival Plan Both Advance

May 20, 2016 9:55am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill containing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposal to boost highway funding cleared a House committee Thursday, but a Senate committee rejected a matching version of the bill and...

State Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In Lethal-Injection Case

May 20, 2016 9:53am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thursday in the state’s appeal of a Pulaski County circuit judge’s ruling that a provision in the state’s lethal-injection law...

Governor: Transgender Bathroom Access Likely Topic In 2017 Session

May 20, 2016 9:52am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he opposes addressing the issue of bathroom access for transgender people in the current special session, but he expects the issue to come up in...

Fuel Tax Hike Unlikely To Get Vote, Backers Say

May 19, 2016 10:07am

LITTLE ROCK — It is “unlikely” that a proposal to boost highway funding by raising motor fuel taxes will receive consideration in the special session that begins Thursday, senators who floated the...

Legislators OK Resolution Opposing Directive On Transgender Bathroom Access

May 19, 2016 10:05am

LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel on Wednesday adopted a resolution urging Arkansas public schools and colleges to disregard the Obama administration’s directive on transgender bathroom access....

Level Of Support For Some Special-Session Issues Unclear

May 18, 2016 12:26pm

LITTLE ROCK — It is unclear whether every item on the governor’s call for a special session has enough support to pass, the leader of the Arkansas Senate said Tuesday.

“At this point I’m not...

Law Enforcement Agencies Plan Crackdown On Seat Belt Violations

May 13, 2016 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — Law enforcement agencies across Arkansas will step up enforcement of the state’s seat belt law during a three-week “Click It or Ticket” campaign starting Monday, the Arkansas State...

Judge: Intervention Not Merited In School-Funding Lawsuit

May 12, 2016 12:12pm

LITTLE ROCK — Issues raised by the Deer-Mount Judea School District in a school-funding lawsuit do not rise to the level of a constitutional violation requiring judicial intervention, a Pulaski...

Official Warns Of Higher Costs, Confusion Unless Election Law Changed

May 11, 2016 11:56am

LITTLE ROCK —Unless the state Legislature changes election law, the scheduling of a Pulaski County Special School District election on Nov. 8, the same day as the general election, poses...


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