posted: 04/28/2016 4:50 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — An attempt in Arkansas to limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits has stalled before a legislative panel.
posted: 04/28/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday endorsed a bill authorizing the secretary of state's office to spend up to $750,000 to improve its online system for campaign-finance reporting in the fiscal year starting July 1.
updated: 04/28/2016 3:44 a.m.
The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday authorized the drafting of a proposal to create two new administrative positions at the state Department of Human Services.
updated: 04/28/2016 3:43 a.m.
The Capitol Zoning District Commission would be abolished and its powers, duties, property and funds transferred to the Department of Arkansas Heritage under a proposal that advanced Wednesday through the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee's Special Language Subcommittee.
posted: 04/27/2016 12:47 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have rejected an attempt to increase funding for the state's pre-kindergarten program, one of several initiatives that Democrats are looking to boost money for as the state's budget is finalized.
posted: 04/27/2016 5:45 a.m.
The state Senate on Tuesday declined to consider overriding Gov. Asa Hutchinson's line-item veto of legislation that would have ended Arkansas' version of the Medicaid expansion on Dec. 31.
updated: 04/27/2016 3:47 a.m.
An appropriation bill filed Tuesday would pay up to $750,000 to upgrade the state's online campaign-finance reporting system.
updated: 04/27/2016 3:46 a.m.
Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, R-Little Rock, said Tuesday that he's exploring the option of phasing out funding for the state Capitol Zoning District Commission in Little Rock.
updated: 04/27/2016 3:44 a.m.
The Arkansas Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would increase the annual salary of the state Department of Human Services director from $162,647 to $280,000 for the rest of the fiscal year ending June 30.
posted: 04/27/2016 3:30 a.m.
Lawmakers on Tuesday delayed acting on a proposed change to state ethics rules for counselors that would allow counselors to refer away a client to whom they have religious objections.
posted: 04/23/2016 2:38 a.m.
State officials are looking to create procedures to take actions against county election commissioners who violate state laws that prohibit any form of partisan electioneering.
posted: 04/22/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly approved and sent to the governor a measure that, through political and procedural maneuvers, is aimed at preserving funding for the state's Medicaid expansion. Gov. Asa Hutchinson promptly vetoed a part of the bill that would have stopped the funding.
updated: 04/22/2016 2:57 a.m.
The Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would increase the maximum-authorized salaries for Arkansas' adjutant general from $117,506 to $172,062 and the deputy adjutant general from $81,250 to $148,172.