With Republicans taking control of the U.S. Senate, all seven Arkansas constitutional offices and strengthening their majority in the Arkansas General Assembly, there's no doubt that this week was a good one for the Republican Party. But U.S. Rep.
With a sweep of all federal offices, statewide offices including the governor's office and a larger majority in the General Assembly going into the 90th legislative session, Wednesday (Nov. 5) is truly a new and historic day for Republicans.
"An outdated system" delayed vote counts Tuesday night in Washington, while Benton County also saw delays. But after midnight, all candidates knew how they fared. Republicans swept the contested state legislative races in Northwest Arkansas.
While Arkansas Republicans were jubilant – and rightfully so – with Tuesday night’s election results, respondents to a call from The City Wire for post-election comments were more guarded and contemplative in their reactions.
Gov. Mary Fallin was won a second term leading the state of Oklahoma. Fallin, the first female governor in the state's history, defeated Democrat Joe Dorman by a total of 55.4% to 41.4%. Independents Kimberly Willis and Richard Prawdzienski received 2.1% and 1.1% respectively.
U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, the young Republican from Dardanelle, has unseated two-term U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor (D), in a race that was as expensive as it was nasty. Driving the cost and the negative tone of the race was that it was one of a handful of U.S.
Even after two rounds of finance committee meetings meant to slash the budget line item by line item, the Crawford County Quorum Court is still facing a county general budget shortfall of $372,539 for fiscal year 2015.
Former President and former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton made his way through the Fort Smith and Texarkana areas Sunday (Nov. 2) on what is likely his last 2014 campaign through the state before Tuesday's (Nov. 4) general election.
The Crawford County Quorum Court worked Thursday (Oct. 30) for the second night in a week on reducing requests of the county's general fund by more than $400,000 as it attempts to balance the fiscal year 2015 budget.
As the Fort Smith Board of Directors continues searching for a solution to its budgetary woes, more ideas continue to come from the group and the latest could have voters deciding on a reallocation of an existing sales tax.