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posted: 01/19/2017 3:43 a.m. Discuss

The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the 11th day of the 2017 regular session.

Arkansas Senate panel OKs delaying start of medical marijuana program

posted: 01/18/2017 3:50 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas Senate committee has advanced legislation to delay the launch of the state's voter-approved medical marijuana program and a proposal to ease a restriction for doctors of eligible patients.

Arkansas legislators advance bill designating state dinosaur after teen testifies

posted: 01/18/2017 11:38 a.m. Comments 10

A group of lawmakers voted Wednesday to back a proposal dreamt up by an Arkansas high school student who wants the state to recognize the only dinosaur ever discovered within its borders.

Arkansas panel backs junk-food cutoff for food-stamp recipients

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 5

A proposal to prevent food-stamp recipients from making unhealthful choices at the grocery store gained support from a House panel Tuesday over the objections of food banks and retail grocers.

Arkansas House votes to delay implementing marijuana law

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House of Representatives voted Tuesday to delay implementation of the voter-passed Medical Marijuana Amendment and to exempt patient requests for the drug from federal privacy laws.

After pesticide drift, Arkansas lawmakers advance dicamba restrictions

posted: 01/18/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

A legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on new restrictions by the state Plant Board for dicamba-based herbicides that can be used on crops this year.

State Capitol briefs

updated: 01/18/2017 4:03 a.m. Discuss

Police-protection bill OK'd by panel

2 offer parolee measure

updated: 01/18/2017 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Using information gathered by a task force studying growth in Arkansas' prison population, lawmakers Tuesday introduced a 46-page bill proposing new methods of handling misbehaving parolees and the mentally ill.

Panel OKs bill to support disabled waiting for aid

updated: 01/18/2017 3:58 a.m. Discuss

A bill directing about $28 million a year in Medicaid funds to help people with developmental disabilities cleared a House committee on Tuesday.

Calendar

posted: 01/18/2017 3:57 a.m. Discuss

The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the 10th day of the 2017 regular session.

Arkansas House OKs delay in launch of medical marijuana program

posted: 01/17/2017 3:01 p.m. Comments 4

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state's medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.

Committee advances bill banning Arkansans from using food stamps to buy junk food

posted: 01/17/2017 12:01 p.m. Comments 17

After a state lawmaker fielded questions and criticism Tuesday regarding her plan to ban Arkansans from using food stamps to buy junk food, legislators passed the bill along to the General Assembly.

GALLERY: 100+ photos from 2017 Coon Supper

posted: 01/16/2017 8:57 a.m. Discuss

GALLERY: 100+ photos from 2017 Coon Supper

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