posted: 01/31/2016 5:58 a.m.
Former state Rep. Fred Allen is touting his legislative record and experience in both state and federal government in his bid to oust Rep. Charles Armstrong in the March 1 Democratic primary.
updated: 01/31/2016 3:42 a.m.
The total of Arkansas lawmakers' per-diem, mileage and other expense reimbursements dropped by nearly $1.6 million in 2015 from the $4.77 million total spent in 2013 -- the latest two regular-session years for the Legislature.
posted: 01/13/2016 3:38 a.m.
The Arkansas State Medical Board will revisit proposed changes to a regulation governing abortion procedures after state legislators complained Tuesday about the board's decision to replace the terms "unborn human individual" and "unborn child" with the word "fetus."
posted: 01/13/2016 3:37 a.m.
An Arkansas legislative panel Tuesday delayed action until next month on state Treasurer Dennis Milligan's request to transfer $50,000 within the office to help cover fees for an attorney who represents Milligan and his chief of staff in a defamation lawsuit filed by a former employee.
posted: 01/07/2016 5:45 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday that he prefers to hold one special session, rather than two, for the Legislature to consider changes to the state's Medicaid program and increased funding for highways.
updated: 12/16/2015 6:45 a.m.
A legislative task force plans to make recommendations today on changes to the state's Medicaid program, including changes to the private option and whether to hire managed-care companies to provide coverage for recipients with expensive medical needs.
updated: 11/25/2015 3:28 a.m.
A chairman of a legislative panel exploring changes to Arkansas' Medicaid program said Tuesday that he supports hiring managed-care companies to reduce the cost of services to the program's most expensive clients: the elderly, disabled and mentally ill.
posted: 11/24/2015 11:44 a.m.
Members of Arkansas' Health Reform Legislative Task Force were asked to begin the final scrutiny process Tuesday for a series of independent recommendations on reforming the state's Medicaid program.
posted: 11/06/2015 3:01 a.m.
A legislative panel Thursday approved a lawmaker's request for the Arkansas Legislative Audit to begin randomly checking the state's 40 school districts that contract with private firms to do their annual audits.
posted: 11/01/2015 2:20 a.m.
Bill Rahn of Morgan will run as a Democrat for the seat held by Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, Rahn said.
posted: 11/01/2015 2:17 a.m.
Dorothy Hall of Sheridan said she will seek the Democratic nomination for the seat now held by state Rep. Mike Holcomb of Pine Bluff.
updated: 10/29/2015 3:05 a.m.
State lawmakers say that by October 2016, they'll have a plan to connect every home and business in the state to high-speed broadband Internet.
posted: 10/28/2015 5:06 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel has voted to issue recommendations by October 2016 for expanding high-speed Internet access around Arkansas.