posted: 03/08/2014 3:05 a.m.
Bills that would boost the state’s general-revenue budget by $109 million, to $5 billion, sailed through the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Friday with nary a question.
posted: 03/07/2014 7:20 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are taking their first look at legislation outlining the state's $5 billion budget for the coming year.
posted: 03/07/2014 3:26 a.m.
Arkansas legislators plan to meet Tuesday to review the state Highway and Transportation Department’s response to sleet and snow on roadways that stranded thousands of motorists in eastern Arkansas early this week.
posted: 03/07/2014 3:17 a.m.
A package of bills spending $21.9 million of the state’s $126 million surplus on several projects cleared the Legislative Joint Budget Committee on Thursday.
posted: 03/07/2014 2:37 a.m.
The Legislative Joint Budget Committee on Thursday endorsed an appropriation measure for the state Board of Examiners in Counseling that wouldn’t eliminate the board’s executive director or place the board under the state Department of Health.
posted: 03/06/2014 5:02 a.m.
Legislative leaders haggled Wednesday over how much of the state’s surplus funds to spend in this year’s fiscal session and how much to squirrel away in a hidy hole for future needs that could arise in next year’s regular session.
posted: 03/06/2014 4:51 a.m.
A measure exempting sand used in oil and gas wells from the state’s sales tax cleared the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Wednesday — a day after the measure failed to escape the committee — over the objections of state officials.
posted: 03/06/2014 4:49 a.m.
This is the calendar of public events of the 89th General Assembly for today, the 25th day of the 2014 fiscal session.
posted: 03/05/2014 11:53 a.m.
An Arkansas legislative panel has endorsed a measure exempting sales-tax collection on the sand used in the drilling of oil and natural gas.
posted: 03/05/2014 7:18 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are shifting their focus back to the state budget now that the so-called private option bill allowing residents to continue buying private health insurance using federal Medicaid dollars has passed the House.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:18 a.m.
The House of Representatives approved funding Tuesday for the state’s private-option program after rejecting the measure in four consecutive votes last month.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:08 a.m.
A proposal to exempt sand used for oil and gas wells from the state’s sales tax failed to clear the Legislature’s Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday.
posted: 03/05/2014 5:04 a.m.
The House of Representatives passed Tuesday an appropriation bill authorizing the state to fund the private-option Medicaid expansion for fi scal 2015.