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Arkansas Senate panel endorses revised campus guns bill

posted: 02/21/2017 6:19 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced legislation that would allow people 25 and older to carry a concealed handgun on a college campus if they undergo certain training.

Arkansas lawmakers OK bill that would block Satan monument

posted: 02/21/2017 4:41 p.m. Comments 3

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have approved a bill that would effectively block a push for a satanic monument at the state Capitol.

Arkansas Senate panel endorses bid to reinstate voter ID law

posted: 02/21/2017 11:28 a.m. Comments 15

LITTLE ROCK — A Senate panel has advanced a reworked proposal to reinstate an Arkansas voter ID law that was struck down more than two years ago as unconstitutional.

Gay marriage, abortion amendment ideas fall short in Arkansas Senate

posted: 02/20/2017 5:05 p.m. Comments 12

LITTLE ROCK — An effort to push for amendments to the U.S. Constitution banning gay marriage and abortion have fallen short in the Arkansas Senate by one vote.

Proposal would expand Arkansas campus carry to some students, visitors

posted: 02/20/2017 1:30 p.m. Comments 9

LITTLE ROCK — A compromise struck between Gov. Asa Hutchinson and lawmakers would expand a plan allowing concealed handguns on college campuses to include some students and visitors, if they undergo training.

Arkansas senator favors tougher Act 309 program rules

updated: 02/19/2017 3:48 a.m. Comments 2

The beating death of a Miller County jailer in December has focused new attention on the criteria state prisoners must meet to participate in the longtime Act 309 work-release program that lets them serve some of their sentences in county or local jails.

2 bills focus on sewage plants

posted: 02/18/2017 3:01 a.m. Discuss

Legislation filed this week would require new nonmunicipal wastewater treatment plant owners to pay more funds into the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality's trust fund for emergency plant repairs.

Arkansas lawmaker adds affidavit option to voter-ID bill

posted: 02/17/2017 5:36 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — A Republican legislator who wants to reinstate Arkansas' voter ID law has proposed adding a way for people who don't show identification to cast a provisional ballot if they sign a statement.

Hutchinson signs resolution designating state's official dinosaur

posted: 02/17/2017 4:20 p.m. Comments 2

LITTLE ROCK — It's a designation more than 65 million years in the making.

Arkansas House passes bill to allow home-school students to participate in private school activities

posted: 02/17/2017 11:21 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas House of Representatives backed a bill Friday that would allow home-schooled students to participate in interscholastic activities at private schools.

House panel backs resolution that supports foundation started by slain Realtor's family

posted: 02/17/2017 10:45 a.m. Discuss

A resolution advanced to the full House on Friday that supports a foundation set up in memory of a slain Pulaski County real estate agent who was kidnapped and killed while showing a home.

Arkansas senators vote in favor of dinosaur for state

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Senate approved a resolution designating Arkansaurus fridayi as the state's official dinosaur.

Hutchinson signs maternity-leave bill into law; legislation opens leave bank to new moms

posted: 02/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

With Gov. Asa Hutchinson's signature Thursday, women working for state agencies were made eligible for four weeks of paid maternity leave.

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