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Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 12:26 p.m.

For wrongly convicted, no state payout

posted: 07/28/2014 3:54 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas is one of 20 states without a law providing compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

Statewide mandate advised for upgrade of 911 systems

posted: 07/17/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

Updates to emergency communication centers to allow for 911 texting will likely limit information-sharing among jurisdictions unless Arkansas requires statewide compliance, the chairman of the state's Emergency Telecommunications Service Board said Wednesday.

Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

posted: 07/09/2014 4:46 a.m. Comments 2

A legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him.

Lottery's oversight too loose, some say

posted: 07/06/2014 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

Now that the Legislature has passed a bill imposing a temporary ban on the Arkansas lottery offering electronic monitor games, some lawmakers say they want to explore whether to restructure the lottery and make it part of a state agency that works for the governor.

Job training moves up on state agenda

posted: 07/05/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Political leaders from both parties are talking about workforce training and say it'll be a priority when the General Assembly convenes early next year.

Bills adopted in session get Beebe's name

posted: 07/04/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday signed into law the handful of bills approved during this week's special legislative session, aimed at boosting funding for state school employee health insurance and reducing jail crowding.

Session's site shift to bump up costs

posted: 07/03/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

The cost of this week's special session is expected to be higher than the Legislature's three-day session in October because the House chambers were unavailable because of renovations, officials said Wednesday.

Lawmakers make short work of bills

posted: 07/02/2014 4:47 a.m. Comments 2

Early this morning, the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate passed legislation boosting funding for the public school employees health insurance plan.

Consultant to examine cost of faster Internet in schools

posted: 07/02/2014 3:41 a.m. Comment 1

The state will use a private consultant to determine the cost of increasing the broadband Internet speed at school districts across the state to make sure all schools have enough access to meet digital learning requirements.

Senate, House pass special session measures

updated: 07/01/2014 4:02 p.m. Comments 3

Arkansas lawmakers passed the measures set to be considered during this week's special legislative session, setting the table for final votes just after midnight.

State Senate, House approve teacher insurance plan

posted: 07/01/2014 3:42 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House and Senate have given initial approval to legislation that would prevent large premium increases for the state's public school employees.

Arkansas lawmakers plan midnight session votes

posted: 07/01/2014 11:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas lawmakers are preparing to pull an all-nighter as they near the end of this week's special legislative session.

Lawmakers return for 2nd day of special session

posted: 07/01/2014 7:11 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are taking up proposals to address teacher insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new restrictions on the lottery as they return for the second day of a special legislative session.


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