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.
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).
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.
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.
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.”
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.