County judges and sheriffs are pushing for a special session to deal with jail reimbursements for state inmates, but Gov. Mike Beebe and at least one key state lawmaker are unconvinced a special session will fix the problem.
Pensions for police officers and firefighters in Fort Smith are costing the city of Fort Smith large sums of money each year. And the city fund responsible for paying into the system is projected to go broke sometime in 2019.
According to Gov. Mike Beebe’s office and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce, the state of Arkansas has paid off its federal debt for funds borrowed to prop up the state’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund.
Negotiations with between the city of Fort Smith, the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Justice have broken down, with the city expecting a lawsuit to be filed by the DOJ by the end of business Friday (Oct.
The 2015 budgeting process for the city of Fort Smith is in full swing, with departments making requests for items large and small. Among the budgeting tasks for the city is determining awards of funding for non-profits doing work in Fort Smith.
Republican Attorney General candidate Leslie Rutledge had her voter registration removed by the Pulaski County clerk Tuesday, according to a letter he sent to her. The action creates uncertainty in the race between Republican Rutledge and Democrat candidate Nate Steel.
Objections were raised at a Sebastian County Election Commission meeting Friday morning (Sept. 26) regarding a poll worker allegedly taking ballots home with her after the Sept. 17 school board election.
With all the focus on statewide races for governor and U.S. Senate, as well as local special elections on millage rate increases, one likely would not be blamed for being unaware of another local race that was settled for many on Sept. 17.
Ground was broken Wednesday (Sept. 24) on the U.S. Marshals Museum along the banks of the Arkansas River near downtown Fort Smith, an important step in moving the museum from a dream and concept to a reality.
Democrat Mike Ross and Republican Asa Hutchinson sat face to face across a table during a sometimes testy, occasionally snippy gubernatorial debate Friday night on KARK-TV that featured confrontations over policy issues, political ads and alleged personal attacks.
Large, expansive liquor stores being built along Interstate 540 on Grand and Phoenix Avenues in Fort Smith may make it appear as though more liquor stores are coming to the city, but that is not the case according to the state official who oversees the alcohol permitting agency in Arkansas.