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Report: Adding Dental, Vision Coverage To Private Option Would Cost Nearly $43 Million

Jul 25, 2014 5:03am

LITTLE ROCK — Requiring dental and vision coverage under Arkansas’ so-called private option would increase costs by $42.6 million a year, or about $20 per person per month, according to a report...

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Minimum Wage Proposal Needs 15,107 Signatures

Jul 24, 2014 11:11am

LITTLE ROCK — A group supporting a ballot proposal to raise the state minimum wage needs 15,107 more valid signatures of Arkansas voters to secure a spot on the ballot, Secretary of State Mark...

Arkansas Officials: No Immediate Impact From Conflicting Affordable Care Act Rulings

Jul 23, 2014 8:12am

LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained...

Secretary Of State’s Office Defends July 7 As Filing Deadline For Petitions

Jul 23, 2014 8:11am

LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Tuesday defended its decision to set July 7 as the deadline to submit petitions in support of ballot initiatives.

The group Let Local...

State Board Of Corrections OKs Leasing Space To House Prisoners

Jul 22, 2014 5:07am

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.

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Report Ranks Arkansas 41st In Well-Being Of Children

Jul 22, 2014 5:06am

LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state,...

Opponents Of Proposal For Statewide Alcohol Sales Say Supporters Missed Deadline

Jul 22, 2014 5:05am

LITTLE ROCK — A group that opposes a proposed constitutional amendment to allow statewide alcohol sales asked Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office Monday not to certify the proposal for the...

Five Cities See Value Increase, Fort Smith Still At Top Of Arkansas Tech Business Index

Jul 22, 2014 5:05am

FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remains at the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the second straight month.

Russellville, Little Rock and Jonesboro made the biggest moves forward on the...

Democratic Candidate For State Treasurer Announces Ethics Plan

Jul 22, 2014 5:04am

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for state treasurer Karen Sealy Garcia on Monday unveiled a “code of ethics” she said she would establish for employees of the treasurer’s office and vendors who...

Survey Reveals Arkansans’ Sentiment About Economic Conditions

Jul 21, 2014 3:28pm

The inaugural report of the Arvest Consumer Sentiment Survey was released Thursday and indicates the sentiment of Arkansas consumers regarding their views on the economy is lower than those of...

Next Governor, General Assembly Face Tough Decision On Prisons

Jul 21, 2014 9:04am

LITTLE ROCK — To build or not to build?

That’s a question the next governor and General Assembly will face in considering how to address the state’s prison overcrowding problem. State...

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