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Governor’s Health-Care, Tax Cut Proposals Advance

Jan 30, 2015 1:06pm

LITTLE ROCK — State legislators on Thursday advanced two major pieces of Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s agenda, his proposals to look for new health care reforms and cut income taxes for middle-class...

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Boozman Wants Cuba Travel Ban Lifted

Jan 30, 2015 6:04am

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., joined a bipartisan group of senators Thursday to introduce a bill that would lift all travel restrictions on Americans visiting Cuba as tourists.


Cotton Votes For More Iran Sanctions

Jan 30, 2015 6:03am

WASHINGTON – The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced legislation that would ratchet up sanctions against Iran if it fails to agree to strict limits on its nuclear program.

Sen. Tom...

Panel Advances Bills On Liquor Stores, Ethics

Jan 29, 2015 11:58am

LITTLE ROCK — It would be a misdemeanor for a minor to enter a liquor store in Arkansas under a bill endorsed Wednesday by the House Rules Committee.

The panel also endorsed a bill that...

Bill Would Ban Distribution Of Sexual Images For Malicious Purposes

Jan 29, 2015 11:57am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed Wednesday would make it a misdemeanor in Arkansas to distribute sexual images of a family or household member or a person from a past or current relationship for...

Bill Would Allow Guns In State Courthouses

Jan 29, 2015 11:55am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill filed Wednesday would allow employees at state courthouses in Arkansas to carry concealed handguns at work if they have concealed-carry permits.

Sen. Linda Collins-Smith...

Governor’s Health Care Plan Clears Panel; Funding For Private Option Advances

Jan 29, 2015 11:54am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill containing Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposal to end the private option at the end of 2016 and create a task force to recommend alternative approaches to health-care reform...

State Education Board Votes To Take Over Little Rock School District

Jan 29, 2015 11:52am

LITTLE ROCK — A sharply divided state Board of Education voted 5-4 Wednesday to take immediate control of the Little Rock School District.

The move disbands the school board and places...

Bill To End Joint Celebration Of King, Lee Holidays Fails In Committee

Jan 29, 2015 11:51am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to end Arkansas’ joint celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee failed to clear a House committee Wednesday.

As originally filed...

Hutchinson Presents Balanced Budget Proposal

Jan 28, 2015 11:44am

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday proposed a $5.2 billion balanced budget that includes funding increases for public schools, prisons, and the state Medicaid program and a 1 percent cut...

State Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.7 Percent

Jan 28, 2015 11:41am

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate fell to 5.7 percent in December, according to labor statistics released Tuesday.

The Department of Workforce Services previously reported the state’...


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