posted: 09/25/2014 4:46 a.m.
Four Arkansas lottery commissioners are questioning a proposal in which the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery would pay for half of the cost of a consultant hired by the Legislative Council to review the lottery and make recommendations to improve it.
posted: 09/25/2014 4:05 a.m.
At a joint meeting of the state House and Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs committees Wednesday, legislative staff members said they've found a way to cover the cost of a new $100 million prison by increasing Arkansas license plate fees by $2.
posted: 09/24/2014 3:48 a.m.
Arkansas' U.S. House delegation questioned in a letter Tuesday why the state insurance commissioner has not released details about the cost of health insurance plans that will be offered on the state's insurance exchange.
posted: 09/20/2014 3:30 a.m.
Several state senators questioned the cost and the need for a study capped at $993,780 to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in Arkansas, but the Arkansas Legislative Council approved the contract to perform the study by voice vote Friday.
posted: 09/20/2014 3:17 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislative Council voted Friday to allow legislators more time to review a request to add $600,000 to a contract with a company that works with doctors to improve coordination of patient care.
posted: 09/11/2014 5:18 a.m.
Legislators backed proposals for greater education, training, and coordination among social-service providers and law enforcement agencies Wednesday morning.
posted: 09/04/2014 5:02 a.m.
An initiated act seeking to raise the state's minimum wage will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot, election officials announced Wednesday.
posted: 09/04/2014 4:09 a.m.
A legislative panel Wednesday declined to sign off on adding $600,000 to a contract with a company that helps doctors improve how they coordinate patient care.
posted: 08/14/2014 11:13 a.m.
Two Arkansas senators are planning to lead a “bipartisan effort” to get rid of the office of lieutenant governor when the legislature convenes in January.
posted: 08/14/2014 4:08 a.m.
The state should provide funding to train law enforcement agencies and others in fighting human trafficking and create a board to focus on the issue, according to the final report from the attorney general's task force on human trafficking.
posted: 08/13/2014 4:17 a.m.
Two legislative committees Tuesday declared their opposition to a proposed Environmental Protection Agency rule to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants.
posted: 08/13/2014 4:12 a.m.
Arkansas is poised to make the transition to high speed broadband Internet in every school district in less than four years, a consultant told legislators at a joint meeting of the House and Senate Education committees Tuesday.
posted: 08/09/2014 2:56 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislature will send a consultant to every school district in the state to conduct a more comprehensive and updated survey of schools' high-speed Internet connection needs.