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Lawmakers Hire Consultant To Advise On Teacher, State Employee Insurance

Dec 20, 2014 6:06am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’...

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Gay Marriage Supporters Ask AG Not To Appeal Judge’s Ruling

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 4:52pm

LITTLE ROCK — Supporters of gay marriage delivered to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s office on Wednesday more than 1,000 signatures from Arkansas residents who want McDaniel to forgo appealing...

Two Days Of Events Planned For Hutchinson Inauguration

Updated: Dec 11, 2014 4:51pm

LITTLE ROCK — Two days of events are scheduled to celebrate the inauguration of Asa Hutchinson, who will be sworn in as governor on Jan. 13.

The events will kick off with a “Red, White and...

Arkansas Awarded $60 Million Grant To Expand Pre-K Program

Dec 11, 2014 2:38pm

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $60 million to expand and improve its pre-kindergarten program, Arkansas Better Chance, the state Department of Human Services...

Nominees To Be Sought For Planned Arkansas Women’s Hall Of Fame

Dec 11, 2014 2:37pm

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — Organizers of the planned Arkansas Women’s Hall of Fame said Wednesday they will begin taking nominations in March for the first group of inductees.

“Just take 15 seconds...

State House Members Elect Leaders Of Key Committees

Dec 10, 2014 11:17am

LITTLE ROCK — House members elected co-chairmen for three key joint committees Tuesday in advance of the session that begins Jan. 12.

House members of the powerful Joint Budget Committee...

​Questions Surround Constitutional Amendment On Ethics, Term Limits

Dec 09, 2014 6:06am

LITTLE ROCK — Two state legislators who helped craft a constitutional amendment that voters approved last month on legislative ethics and other issues said Monday they hope to pass new legislation...

Washington Digest: House Opposes Obama Immigration Order

Dec 06, 2014 6:06am

WASHINGTON — In a symbolic gesture of disapproval, House Republicans last week approved a bill to nullify President Barack Obama’s executive order shielding millions of undocumented immigrants...

Clinton Touts Impact Of Presidential Library

Dec 05, 2014 12:03pm

LITTLE ROCK — The William J. Clinton Presidential Library, which celebrated its 10th anniversary last month, could have been built in Washington, D.C., former President Bill Clinton said Thursday...

Hutchinson Asks Arkansas Farm Bureau To Support Middle-Class Tax Cut

Dec 04, 2014 11:17am

HOT SPRINGS — Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson asked the Arkansas Farm Bureau on Wednesday to support his plan for a middle-class income tax cut, saying he considers the plan a higher priority than new...

Group Claims Walmart Supplier Abusing Animals

Dec 04, 2014 11:15am

LITTLE ROCK — An animal rights group on Wednesday released a video it said reveals inhumane treatment of pigs by a Walmart pork supplier.

A spokesman for Bentonville-based Walmart said the...


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