The Fort Smith Board of Directors took a tongue-lashing from one of its citizens, extended allowable land use for sexually oriented businesses and settled the Barlee II Properties litigation Tuesday night (Nov. 20).
Emboldened by Republican control of the Arkansas Legislature for the first time in almost 140 years, the Arkansas Policy Foundation (APF) is renewing its call for tax cuts that could reduce state collections by $88.5 million.
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin (R) said Monday that the Oklahoma Department of Health will not participate in a state-based health exchange or to expand Medicaid – key parts of the new federal health care law designed to increase coverage for the elderly and poor.
The 2013 city budget hearings took a combative tone Thursday night (Nov. 15). The meeting, which was held at the Bartlett Community Room in the Fort Smith Police Department (FSPD), heated up over streetscaping.
Fort Smith Directors Steve Tyler and Pam Weber called a special meeting with City Administrator Ray Gosack on Wednesday (Nov. 14) to discuss beautification concerns raised by the Beautify Fort Smith Committee.
A Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll exploring voter attitudes for and against a recently defeated medical marijuana initiative indicates that changes to the measure could influence the future outcome of another vote on the topic.
Budget hearings for 2013 launched Tuesday night (Nov. 13) at the Bartlett Community Room inside the Fort Smith Police Department. The focus was on streets and traffic control, sanitation and water and sewer.
BENTONVILLE — Election Day in Benton County was punctuated with long lines, broken voting machines and a shortage of paper ballots. The day ended with local officials asking questions about how to improve the county's election process.
Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, was selected Thursday (Nov. 8) as the chairman of the powerful Senate Revenue and Tax committee, a job he admits will be a “baptism by fire” but says he is focused on “sound policy” that benefits the state for decades to come.
One day after Republicans made historic gains and appear in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe said he expects bipartisanship to be the order of the day in both chambers.