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Highway funding has been more than a speed bump for policymakers to find a way to increase revenue while gas tax collections sputter and inflation keeps raising the price of construction.

Sun, 09/20/2015 - 7:43pm

Former Oklahoma governor and American Banking Association CEO Frank Keating told an audience of mostly legal and financial professionals on Thursday (Sept. 17) that overly burdensome Dodd-Frank regulations implemented since the 2008 financial crisis are unfairly punishing community banks.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:45pm

The consultants who are preparing a report that will guide Arkansas’ health reform efforts are “absolutely in writing mode” as they near an expected Oct. 1 completion date, the firm’s founder told legislators Wednesday.

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 5:13pm

The state Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission (JDDC) concluded Wednesday that no evidence of misconduct occurred in a controversial Arkansas Supreme Court case involving same-sex marriage.

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 7:36pm

After giving a pep talk to hospitality industry leaders at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock, Gov.

Wed, 09/16/2015 - 5:32pm

It was not a good night for incumbents running for re-election to the Fort Smith School Board. Bill Hanesworth bested incumbent Rick Wade Jr., and Wade Gilkey defeated incumbent Russell Owen by wide margins.

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 10:36pm

A light turnout of voters was recorded Tuesday in the annual school elections with only three contested races on ballots in Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville.

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 9:44pm

Just over a week after the Department of Energy (DOE) staff provided an update on the status of the controversial Plains & Eastern Clean Line Transmission development, Arkansas’ congressional delegation fired off a letter Tuesday (Sept.

Tue, 09/15/2015 - 7:22pm

As the Republican primary for the 2016 Presidential nomination heats up, area GOP lawmakers are weighing in on their party’s candidates with picks, odds, and what the eventual nominee can expect from the other side.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 2:45pm

Challenger Bill Hanesworth and incumbent Fort Smith School Board member Rick Wade will square off in one of two contested races on Tuesday (Sept. 15). One issue that isn’t ready to die just yet is that of the Southside Rebels mascot change.

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 5:47pm

President Barack Obama’s legislative victory last week to advance his U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement is far from over, according to U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Arkansas, who says new benchmarks and an upcoming Presidential election could still undo the deal.

Sun, 09/13/2015 - 5:14pm

President Obama’s unpopularity in Arkansas will make 2016 election wins difficult for Democrats in Arkansas even though Obama is not going to be on the ticket. That’s not good news for Conner Eldridge.

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 4:07pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) set the execution dates for eight death row inmates after more than a decade-long dearth of lethal injections.

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 3:54pm

Former U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge, a Democrat, announced Wednesday (Sept. 9) that he will challenge incumbent U.S. Senator John Boozman, R-Arkansas, in 2016.

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 10:49am

An ordinance providing legal rights based on sexual orientation and gender identity was approved by Fayetteville voters in a Tuesday (Sept. 8) special election. The unofficial tally was 52.7% for the ordinance, or 7,666 votes for and 6,860 votes against.

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 10:20pm

An exhibit that is by far the most popular one at the Old State House Museum in Little Rock is in need of preservation treatment and some very familiar faces have stepped forward to help out.

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 7:50pm

In a new round of polling, Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) retains his popularity, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., remains controversial, and a potential high-profile Senate match-up appears under the radar.

Sun, 09/06/2015 - 7:26pm

While Arkansas voters are not for completely legalizing marijuana, they are overwhelmingly supportive of a restrictive usage of marijuana for medical purposes, according to a new Talk Business & Politics/Hendrix College/Impact Management Group survey.

Thu, 09/03/2015 - 7:51pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be joining a group of Arkansas agricultural business interests on a trade trip to Cuba later this month.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 8:15pm

The percentage of people in America without health insurance has dropped to 9.2%, while fewer people are avoiding seeking health care because of cost, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a preliminary report released Tuesday.

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 11:32am


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