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Arkansas voters may have a key role in deciding who the nominees for next year’s presidential election will be, a state Senator said Tuesday.

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:31pm

The weather early next week is expected to be cold, but lawmakers may be warming up to discussing workforce training, economic issues and criminal justice reform when the legislature reconvenes Monday.

Sun, 02/15/2015 - 8:32pm

The House City, County and Local Affairs committee approved a bill Wednesday that supporters say would improve intrastate commerce, with opponents saying it creates discrimination and takes away local control.

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 9:03pm

A bill that would eliminate the dual status of a state holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Confederate general Robert E. Lee failed Wednesday for a second time in committee.

Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:35pm

Arkansas voters may decide next year on a plan to select – versus elect – the state’s Supreme Court justices, if a constitutional amendment proposal is referred to the voters by the legislature.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:17pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson named three new cabinet-level positions on Tuesday.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:19pm

The group seeking to change the form of government in Fort Smith collected just short of 400 signatures during their first full week of the petition process.

Tue, 02/10/2015 - 3:23pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed the funding bill for the state’s Private Option program securing spending authority for the state’s innovative and controversial Medicaid expansion program for another fiscal year.

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:28pm

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin announced Monday (Feb. 9) the appointment of Secretary of State Chris Benge as Native American liaison within the governor’s office.

Mon, 02/09/2015 - 3:19pm

Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, says despite party line differences over his controversial guns on college campuses legislation, he hopes to address enough concerns to win a swing vote to get the bill out of committee later in the session.

Sun, 02/08/2015 - 7:50pm

A pair of bills involving the funding and operation of the state’s Private Option healthcare program for the poor and uninsured were approved by the House Thursday afternoon.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:42pm

Those who have served in the U.S. military are likely familiar with the phrase “Hurry up and wait.” But the U.S.

Thu, 02/05/2015 - 3:01pm

The majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors voted to overturn Mayor Sanders’ veto of funding the Steel Horse Motorcycle Rally at the Feb. 3 regular meeting, but they fell one short of success.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 10:54pm

A bill that would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, sent a clear message to the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, members of the state’s congressional delegation said Tuesday.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 5:30pm

Retail behemoth Wal-Mart Stores may not admit it but retail experts don’t doubt there is already a team in Bentonville mulling the opportunities that may await just 90 miles off the south Florida coast. 

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 4:51pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday (Feb. 3) announced the following appointments:

Denny East, Marion, to the Arkansas Racing Commission. Appointment expires Jan. 14, 2020. Replaces Thomas Akin.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 3:58pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge said Arkansas will receive $21.5 million as a result of a $1.375 billion state-federal settlement involving Standard & Poor’s Financial Services.

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:15pm

With the early session push to approve Gov.

Sun, 02/01/2015 - 4:07pm

Less than 18 months after the Fort Smith Board of Directors granted the City Administrator broader authority to hire and fire department heads and other key personnel, City Director and Vice Mayor Kevin Settle is acting to repeal that authority.

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 5:03pm

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