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Primary election bill clears House

updated: 05/28/2015 4:02 p.m. Comments 5

The Arkansas House on Thursday gave final approval to a measure that would shift the state’s primaries from May to March after the legislation stalled in committee earlier in the day.

Arkansas lawmakers approve change in DWI law

posted: 05/28/2015 3:54 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a change in the state's driving while intoxicated law that's intended to prevent the state from losing more than $50 million in federal highway funding.

House approves $87M bond issue

posted: 05/28/2015 3:13 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House on Thursday unanimously gave final approval to a Senate bill that would authorize more than $87 million in state bonds to support a Lockheed Martin effort to obtain a defense contract.

$87M bond issue passes Senate

posted: 05/28/2015 9:55 a.m. Comments 2

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Senate bill to approve more than $87 million in state bonds to support an economic development superproject in south Arkansas.

Legislature OKs $87M bond issue

updated: 05/28/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Lockheed Martin is one step closer to landing a contract to build military vehicles in Arkansas after an economic-incentive package sailed Wednesday through the state Legislature.

Senate passes bill moving primary

updated: 05/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Bills shifting the state's 2016 primary elections from May to March 1 and the start of next year's fiscal session from February to April won the Arkansas Senate's approval Wednesday evening as lawmakers worked to avoid extending the special session beyond today.

Legislature OKs putting 4 agencies into 3 others

updated: 05/28/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Identical bills merging four state agencies into three other agencies swept through the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday.

Bills to combine state agencies pass House, Senate

posted: 05/27/2015 12:55 p.m. Comments 2

Bills to combine several state agencies sailed through both the Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Senate pulls two failed bills from committee

posted: 05/27/2015 12:35 p.m. Comments 6

The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday approved extracting from a Senate panel stalled bills that would shift the state's presidential primary and the General Assembly's fiscal session.

Bill on March primary election clears House

updated: 05/27/2015 12:14 p.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas House on Wednesday passed a bill that would shift Arkansas' primary election from May to March, aligning it with other Southern states in a so-called SEC primary.

House, Senate pass $87M bond issue bills

updated: 05/27/2015 11:31 a.m. Comments 4

Bills that would authorize more than $87 million in state bonds to support a Lockheed Martin effort to win a major Department of Defense contract at an East Camden facility sailed through the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday.

House votes to honor slain Johnson County deputy

posted: 05/27/2015 10:17 a.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to honor a law enforcement officer killed in the line of duty earlier this month in Johnson County.

$87M bond issue sails in committees

posted: 05/27/2015 4:07 a.m. Discuss

House and Senate committees Tuesday advanced bills to authorize the state to issue $87.1 million in bonds to help Lockheed Martin obtain a federal contract and create nearly 600 jobs in Camden.

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