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Senate Approves ‘Religious Freedom’ Bill

Mar 28, 2015 10:53am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate voted Friday to approve a bill that supporters say will protect religious freedoms and opponents say will protect discrimination.

The House, meanwhile,...

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Board Approves Key As Education Chief

Mar 26, 2015 10:50am

LITTLE ROCK — The state Board of Education voted unanimously to approve former state Sen. Johnny Key of Little Rock as state education commissioner in a special meeting Wednesday.

Gov. Asa...

Panel Rejects Bill To Expand Access To Employees’ Social Media Accounts

Mar 26, 2015 10:49am

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would allow some employers to demand access to employees’ social media accounts, a bill that is opposed by Facebook.

House...

Bill To End Dual King, Lee Holidays Fails Again

Mar 26, 2015 10:46am

LITTLE ROCK — For at least another two years the state of Arkansas will continue the dual celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee after a bill to separate...

Fluoride Bill Fails In Committee

Mar 26, 2015 10:45am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill to let local entities decide whether to add fluoride to public drinking water supplies failed to clear a Senate committee Wednesday.

In a voice vote, the Senate Public...

Lawmakers OK Bills On Prisons, E-cigarettes, Guns

Mar 25, 2015 11:36am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved bills to address prison overcrowding and impose restrictions on contracts between the attorney general and private attorneys.

The Senate...

Panel Rejects Bill To Expand Services For Disabled, Backs Abortion Restrictions

Mar 25, 2015 11:34am

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday rejected a bill to expand community-based services for the disabled and elderly and approved a bill to impose new restrictions on abortion.

The...

Bill To Erect 10 Commandments Monument At Capitol Advances

Mar 25, 2015 11:32am

LITTLE ROCK — A bill calling for a 10 Commandments monument to be placed on the state Capitol grounds cleared a Senate committee Tuesday.

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs...

Panel Backs Bill To Resume Executions

Mar 25, 2015 11:30am

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that seeks to clear the way for executions to resume in Arkansas.

The House Judiciary Committee also endorsed bills on Tuesday to...

Panel Nixes Bill To Offer Tax Credits To Low-Income Arkansans

Mar 25, 2015 11:29am

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Tuesday rejected a bill to offer an earned-income tax credit to low-income Arkansans.

House Bill 1344 by Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, failed in the...

Artist Uses Doors To Make Statement At Capitol

Mar 25, 2015 11:27am

LITTLE ROCK — An art installation that stood on the state Capitol steps for several hours Tuesday was intended to make a statement about discrimination, according to the North Little Rock artist...

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