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Political News

Gov. Mike Beebe is heading overseas for his third European trade mission in five years. In a recent Talk Business & Politics interview, Beebe said he will travel to London, Paris and the Czech Republic beginning July 12.

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 5:22pm

The Arkansas Legislative Council passed on a voice vote an interim resolution by Faulkner County Republican Sen. Jason Rapert that affirms the council's support of Act 83, a constitutional amendment passed by Arkansas voters in 2004 that banned same-sex marriage in the state.

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:47pm

Saudi Arabian Prince Saud bin Khalid Al-Faisal recently visited NanoMech and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Northwest Arkansas as part of a Eisenhower Fellowship trip to investigate new approaches to sustainable economic growth, diversification, and exploring innovations to increas

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 1:18pm

Gov. Mike Beebe said Thursday (June 19) he’s not calling a special session on changes to the public school employee insurance program until he sees a roll call from each chamber of the legislature with a big majority in both.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 1:01pm

Candidates for Fayetteville municipal races cannot start filing to run for office until July 25, but that has not stopped several incumbents and challengers from announcing their intents to run for a term on the council.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 5:47pm

Fort Smith City Director Philip Merry's third attempt to get a review of the city's legal billings and the formation of a committee to review whether the city would be better served by in-house legal counsel or the current arrangement with paying the Daily and Woods Law Firm to provide legal serv

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 10:23pm

The House and Senate leaders of a task force charged with addressing soaring school employee health insurance rates said Tuesday (June 17) they believe they will have the votes they need this week for Gov. Mike Beebe to call a special session.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:29pm

Republican gubernatorial candidate Asa Hutchinson addressed the onshoring of jobs to the United States and what he said was a burdensome regulatory environment during a speech to the Fort Smith Manufacturing Executives Association.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:17pm

Arkansas lawmakers heard Tuesday (June 17) about the next wave of Private Option concepts that will be debated as the program moves forward.

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 1:51pm

The Crawford County Quorum Court got their first look at when it will be able to start spending bond monies tied to the voter-approved sales tax to fund construction of a new county jail, along with law enforcement operations.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:28pm

Primaries take place in Oklahoma on June 24 and all eyes appear to be on the Republican primary to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn, a Republican from Muskogee.

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:13pm

Arkansas gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross spoke in back-to-back appearances to a Delta advocacy group to discuss issues of concern for the region and the state as a whole.

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:32pm

The West Memphis campus of Mid-South Community College is hyping its musical past with an eye on the jobs of the future.

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 3:52pm

Two marijuana questions are now seeking signatures to appear on the November ballot in Arkansas, but at least one of the leaders involved in the pro-medical marijuana movement thinks legalized weed is not going anywhere in November.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:34pm

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross announced his five-part job creation plan Thursday (June 12) during a visit to Chaffee Crossing, which Ross touted as having brought more than 1,000 jobs to the Fort Smith area since the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority was formed by the Arkansas legislature.

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:25am

Fort Smith City Directors were true to their straw poll from Tuesday (June 10) and have withdrawn two resolutions that would have directed the city to hire an auditor to look into legal billings by the Daily and Woods Law Firm to the city, as well as establish a commission to review how the city

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 7:27pm

With the surprise primary loss of U.S.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:52pm

The Regional Intermodal Transportation Authority announced at its Wednesday (June 11) that it may soon host a meeting between legislators and private sector businesses in its attempt to secure funding for a new inland port along the Arkansas River.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:02pm

There is never a good time for a high-profile and deadly traffic accident involving a tractor-trailer rig, but efforts by the trucking industry to amend federal hours-of-service rules likely became more difficult when a Wal-Mart rig caused an accident in New Jersey that killed comedian James McNa

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:54pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday (June 11) announced the following appointments to boards and commissions:
 Sherri Chaple, Rogers, to the Arkansas Apprenticeship Coordination Steering Committee. Appointment expires Dec. 1, 2016. Replaces Don Keathley.

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:19am


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