updated: 07/26/2015 4:07 a.m.
There are innumerable ways to ruin a farm.
posted: 07/22/2015 4:16 a.m.
A law barring local governments from enacting and enforcing their own anti-discrimination laws becomes effective today, strengthening the hand of people seeking to eliminate gay-rights statutes.
posted: 07/20/2015 12:07 p.m.
Four laws centering on domestic violence in Arkansas that passed during this year’s regular legislative session will go into effect Wednesday.
posted: 07/16/2015 3:15 a.m.
State Rep. Mark Lowery -- who drafted legislation to merge the University of Central Arkansas into the Arkansas State University System before deciding against introducing it earlier this year -- will be a co-chairman of the legislative task force studying realigning the state's higher education institutions, the task force decided Wednesday.
updated: 07/15/2015 4:18 a.m.
A legislative panel Tuesday signed off on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request to transfer $9.6 million to government programs, including $4.4 million for prisons and $3 million to support county extension offices.
updated: 07/11/2015 4:29 a.m.
Scholarship funds raised by Arkansas' lottery fell by $9 million in the past fiscal year to $72.4 million, even though ticket sales barely declined.
posted: 06/25/2015 3:31 a.m.
The state Senate Insurance and Commerce Committee chairman, Jason Rapert, wants the Arkansas Legislature to convene and address problems with the state's largely unregulated levee system.
posted: 06/24/2015 4:23 a.m.
A state board Tuesday approved a basic health plan for state and public school employees that cuts in half the amount of out-of-pocket costs for those workers.
posted: 06/18/2015 3:54 a.m.
Officials blame a lack of leadership, last-minute changes from the federal government, and lackluster employee pay and benefits for delays and cost overruns in social services such as the Arkansas Medicaid and food-stamp programs.
updated: 06/17/2015 3:56 a.m.
The Northwest Arkansas Republican legislator who "re-homed" his adopted 5-year-old daughter to a man who later raped her announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2016.
posted: 06/16/2015 5:04 a.m.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from North Carolina officials seeking to revive a state law that had required doctors to perform ultrasounds, display the resulting sonograms and describe the fetuses to women seeking abortions.
updated: 06/13/2015 2:43 a.m.
The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday signed off on the state Department of Human Services' proposed $15.4 million contract with a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm for its work on the state's health care payment overhaul.
updated: 06/12/2015 4:24 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson sent a letter to legislators Thursday outlining steps his office is taking to stem cost overruns in state contracts.