Gov. Asa Hutchinson delivered a major health care policy speech at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science on Thursday (Jan. 22) and called on the state Legislature to renew funding for the private option through Dec. 31, 2016.
The Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a plan that would direct around $10 million in sales tax revenue during the next 10 years toward building and maintaining a citywide trails system.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s signature middle class tax cut unanimously passed the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Wednesday with an amendment to do away with a capital gains tax cut passed two years ago.
A bill has been filed that would require all executive sessions to be recorded, with copies provided to the prosecuting attorney’s office for review. Prosecutors will oppose it as written because it would add too much work to their offices.
Female leaders and a few brave men packed the room at the University of Arkansas Global Campus in Rogers on Wednesday (Jan. 14) to discuss teen pregnancy and the impact this age-old problem continues to have on the economic advancement of women.
On Wednesday, Gov. Asa Hutchinson disclosed more details of his proposed middle-class tax cut plan, which included an adjustment at the low end of his proposal to account for a change in state tax brackets.
A majority of the Fort Smith Board of Directors appear open to the idea of redirecting a portion of the city’s sales tax revenue for streets to help fund a plan to create a “continuous” and “connected” trail system in the city.
If you ask Conner Eldridge about his political future don’t expect an answer. The 37-year-old Prosecuting Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas responds to political questions with a wide grin, twinkling eyes and initial silence.
Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson will give a “health care reform address” Jan. 22, he said Tuesday to a packed Arkansas House of Representatives chamber after taking the oath of office as the state’s 46th governor.
There have emerged two problems with an effort by the city of Fort Smith to raise $89,000 through hikes in alcohol permits and fees as part of a plan to help offset $1.425 million in city employee raises. The first is that the plan may raise less than expected.
Rep. Jon Eubanks of Paris and Rep. Charlie Collins of Fayetteville were some of the several legislators from the Fort Smith and Northwest Arkansas areas to receive House leadership positions in the newly sworn-in 2015 General Assembly.
The U.S. House of Representatives, including all four members of the state’s House delegation, voted Friday to approve a pipeline project that supporters say will create jobs while opponents have argued environmental concerns.