A three-day special session wrapped up Thursday afternoon (May 28) after lawmakers approved a change to the state’s primary election date as well as a plan to bring up to 600 new jobs to South Arkansas.
Although Lockheed Martin has now pocketed an $87 million financing package from the state of Arkansas, a Washington, D.C.-based defense budget expert said there is no reason to believe that the Bethesda, Md.-based defense contractor has an advantage over rivals in the high-stakes Joint Light Tact
The Senate approved a bill Wednesday night that would change the state’s primary election from May to March in 2016. Senators voted 28-6 to approve Senate Bill 8, sponsored by Sen. Gary Stubblefield, R-Branch, capping a long day at the Capitol.
The Environmental Protection Agency issued Wednesday (May 27) what it called a “final” ruling on Clean Water Act regulations and said the new rules will not impact farmers and other private landowners.
The Arkansas House and Senate easily approved legislation Wednesday that would allow general obligations bonds under Amendment 82 to be set aside for Lockheed Martin’s bid to build the next-generation Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in East Camden’s Highland Industrial Park.
A leader of Take Back the Fort says the group is delaying its effort to change Fort Smith’s form of city government until the November 2016 election. It’s a move they believe will give city leaders “enough rope to hang themselves.”
A bill that would change the date of Arkansas’ presidential and party primaries, as well as the judicial general election, moved through a state House committee Tuesday (May 26), but companion bill in the Senate didn’t fare so well.
As part of the review process under Amendment 82, the state’s superproject amendment, lawmakers have received an independent consultant’s analysis of the proposed $87 million Lockheed Martin Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) bond issue that will be at the center of debate in next week’s specia
Sebastian County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Shue has asked Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge for an opinion on the legality of Sebastian County Quorum Court Member Denny Altes being named the state’s Drug Director.
There was no disagreement Tuesday (May 19) on adopting new rules for food trucks in the city, but members of the Fort Smith Board of Directors were not in complete agreement over a change in how the city manages its budget, and hiring associated with the city’s federally-mandated program to impro
Faced with the expiration of the federal highway funding law and the impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund, the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday passed the stopgap Highway Transportation Funding Act to continue highway funding authority through July.