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Political News

Two tax proposals to raise money for road construction both trail among voters, and public sentiment has not changed dramatically for either measure since March.

Tue, 07/24/2012 - 8:58am

Arkansans continue to oppose the federal health care law’s implementation despite a Supreme Court ruling and shifting national public opinion.

Mon, 07/23/2012 - 10:03am

BENTONVILLE— Voters will decide whether the retail sale of alcohol is allowed in Benton County when they cast their ballots in November.

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 3:45pm

In its struggle against surging online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc., Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has unleashed a weapon long shunned by Sam Walton: lobbying.

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 9:04am

Arkansas Economic Development Commission director Grant Tennille told state lawmakers that “cash is king” over any other economic incentive or tax policy.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:34pm

An effort to raise the severance tax to a flat 7% has failed to meet the signature threshold to be placed on the November ballot, but supporters will be given another 30 days to meet the legal requirement.

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 5:20pm

Cheryl Gilmore, chairperson of the Fort Smith Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB), stepped down on Wednesday (July 18) after an outburst against Fort Smith Director Kevin Settle went public on Thursday (July 12).

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 5:04pm

Late Tuesday (July 17), state Medicaid officials released documents showing they expect the state to save about $372 million over a 7-year period if Arkansas were to opt into a Medicaid expansion under the federal health care law.

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 9:36am

Fort Smith Administrator Ray Gosack received a fourth performance review in less than a year Tuesday night (July 17) at the Fort Smith Board of Directors meeting, and Fort Smith Mayor Sandy Sanders announced an upcoming event to support the future of the 188th Fighter Wing.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 9:07pm

The three candidates for Fort Smith City Director, Ward 1, all agree that working to create an environment for job growth will be their top priority if elected.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 10:27am

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is one of 13 state Governors who are asking auto manufacturing chiefs to send them a plan provide the states “a cost-saving measure for states and a means to incentivize the manufacture of affordable and functional CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) vehicles.”

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 12:04pm

Gov. Mike Beebe today (July 13) announced the following judicial appointment:

Sherrel Johnson, El Dorado, to the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board.  Appointment expires May 1, 2018. Replaces Stephen Luelf.

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 2:17pm

Matt DeCample said Gov. Mike Beebe knows a looming $250 million-$400 million Medicaid budget shortfall could be the recipient of the bulk of a $191 million state surplus.

Fri, 07/13/2012 - 2:05pm

Fort Smith Administrator Ray Gosack heads under the microscope again on Tuesday (July 17) as the Fort Smith Board of Directors prepares for an executive session to evaluate his performance.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 6:52pm

Republicans and Democrats in Arkansas’ Congressional delegation have finally found something on which they are in full agreement. In fact, many Democrats and Republicans in Congress also agree on the same issue.

Unfortunately, the issue revolves around berets and blazers.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 6:29pm

Cheryl Gilmore, chairperson of the Animal Services Advisory Board (ASAB) appointed by the Fort Smith Board of Directors, is angry, and she doesn't care who knows.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:31pm

Republican Presidential presumptive nominee Mitt Romney released his Arkansas campaign finance team on Thursday (July 12).

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:18pm

Consumer confidence stagnated last week as scant improvement in the labor market left Americans more discouraged about the economy.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 2:10pm

A rough math exercise shows that the effort to place a wet-dry vote on the Benton County ballot in November cost around $6.50 per signature.

Thu, 07/12/2012 - 1:48pm

One of the two ballot initiatives seeking casino gaming in Arkansas is in trouble.

Wed, 07/11/2012 - 8:47pm

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