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Bill to regulate e-cigarettes passes House

posted: 03/31/2015 5:28 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday narrowly approved a bill that would regulate alternative nicotine products, commonly known as e-cigarettes.

Senate supports capital gains tax break restoration

posted: 03/31/2015 4:09 p.m. Comments 2

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate has endorsed a proposal to restore a capital gains tax break to a level approved in 2013.

HB1228 passes House, heads to governor

updated: 03/31/2015 3:55 p.m. Comments 63

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday endorsed an amended bill that opponents say would allow businesses to discriminate against gays and transgender people.

Hutchinson vetoes publicity-rights bill

updated: 03/31/2015 3:02 p.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed Tuesday a publicity rights bill aimed at preventing unauthorized use of a person's likeness for commercial purposes that was backed by the family of Arkansas football legend Frank Broyles.

House approves amended re-homing bill

posted: 03/31/2015 2:56 p.m. Comment 1

The Arkansas House of Representatives gave final approval Tuesday to a bill that would make re-homing adopted children illegal.

Protesters return to Capitol as HB1228 vote nears

posted: 03/31/2015 1:02 p.m. Comment 1

Protesters lined the stairs and halls outside the Arkansas House chamber Tuesday afternoon as a final vote on House Bill 1228 drew near.

Senate committee advances lethal injection bill

posted: 03/31/2015 12:49 p.m. Comments 3

LITTLE ROCK — A bill designed to restart executions in Arkansas by allowing an alternative lethal injection procedure and hiding the source of the drugs was endorsed by a Senate panel.

LR mayor asks Hutchinson to veto HB1228

updated: 03/31/2015 12:16 p.m. Comments 20

Little Rock Mayor Mark Stodola has asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto the Religious Freedom Restoration Act if it passes the state House on Tuesday.

Fight over religious-objection proposals shifts to Arkansas

posted: 03/31/2015 8:36 a.m. Comments 24

LITTLE ROCK — The fight over religious objection proposals facing increasing criticism from businesses and advocates who call them a license to discriminate against gays has shifted toward Arkansas, which was poised to become the second state this year to enact such a measure.

House passes bills on adult education, workforce training

posted: 03/31/2015 3:21 a.m. Discuss

The House pushed through a pair of Senate workforce development bills Monday afternoon.

Governor sent 2 sales-tax exemption bills

posted: 03/31/2015 3:20 a.m. Discuss

A bill exempting sand used in oil and natural-gas drilling from sales taxes breezed through the Arkansas House of Representatives on Monday.

Longer abortion wait clears the Legislature

posted: 03/31/2015 3:19 a.m. Comments 6

A bill doubling the waiting period before a woman may undergo an abortion after consulting a doctor zipped through the Arkansas Senate on Monday.

2 open-record exemption bills advance

posted: 03/31/2015 3:19 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Senate voted Monday for two bills creating exemptions to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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