posted: 12/20/2014 3:21 a.m.
The Legislative Council on Friday asked a subcommittee to reconsider its recommendations to award $600,000 to the family of a mentally disabled woman who died as a result of negligence at a state facility last year and $495,000 to a road construction company that blamed delays on interstate work on state highway officials.
posted: 12/19/2014 2:23 a.m.
The state's citizens commission considering raising the annual salaries of the state's elected officials Thursday elected former state Ethics Commissioner Larry Ross of Sherwood as its chairman and attorney Chuck Banks of Little Rock as its vice chairman.
updated: 12/19/2014 2:22 a.m.
Legislators heard a plan Thursday to cut the application fee for Arkansans who want a conceal-carry gun license.
posted: 12/18/2014 3:25 a.m.
Arkansas schools can reach Internet access goals without using or creating a statewide "backbone" network, according to a consultant's report presented to legislators Wednesday.
posted: 12/17/2014 4:34 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services paid an information-technology company more than $4 million for services it failed to perform, according to testimony at a legislative hearing Tuesday.
posted: 12/17/2014 3:33 a.m.
A decades-old program to help violent-crime victims in Arkansas is on track to insolvency, according to the state's departing attorney general.
posted: 12/17/2014 3:31 a.m.
An investigative report issued Tuesday by the Arkansas Legislative Audit found multiple violations at the Center for Language Proficiency at Henderson State University, including excessive and inappropriate spending on items such as olive oil, steam irons, electronics, umbrellas and snack foods.
posted: 12/14/2014 3:16 a.m.
House Speaker-designate Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, says boosting state funding for the University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture is one of his top priorities in the legislative session that starts Jan. 12.
posted: 12/10/2014 3:39 a.m.
Arkansas House members elected five Republicans and one Democrat to leadership positions for several joint committees Tuesday.
posted: 12/10/2014 3:36 a.m.
The state's second-ever water plan is off to the Legislature for review before final adoption, after a 6-2 vote Tuesday by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and an hour of debate on a provision that would affect poultry farmers.
posted: 12/09/2014 2:05 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas House members have selected chairmen for the powerful Budget and Audit committees, as well as Legislative Council, as they prepare for next year's legislative session.
updated: 12/06/2014 2:44 a.m.
State Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, proposed legislation Friday to stiffen the requirements for high school graduates to receive Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships.
posted: 12/06/2014 2:34 a.m.
The governor, the Legislature and the Arkansas Lottery Commission need to work together on a five-year business plan to try to reverse the two-year slide in Arkansas Scholarship Lottery ticket sales and net proceeds for college scholarships, a lottery consultant said Friday.