updated: 01/29/2015 3:51 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed budget falls short in providing funds for preschool and other programs that benefit children, the director of an advocacy group said Wednesday.
posted: 01/29/2015 3:30 a.m.
An effort to put Arkansas in line with 47 other states that do not link the birthdays of a civil-rights leader and a Confederate general was thwarted in a legislative committee hearing Wednesday.
updated: 01/29/2015 3:22 a.m.
Members of the citizens group that will set lawmakers' salaries spent Wednesday debating what types of expenses, if any, they think legislators should be able to recoup.
updated: 01/28/2015 12:01 p.m.
A state House of Representatives committee rejected a bill Wednesday that would separate the Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee holiday into two.
updated: 01/28/2015 9:25 a.m.
A bill that would fulfill Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to extend the private option through the end of 2016 and to create a task force to overhaul Arkansas' Medicaid system beyond that has passed a Senate committee.
posted: 01/28/2015 4:36 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson proposed a general revenue budget for fiscal 2016 that would increase state spending by $149.5 million to nearly $5.2 billion with most of the increased state funds going to the public schools, human-service programs and prisons.
updated: 01/28/2015 4:32 a.m.
An Arkansas House committee Tuesday endorsed a bill to cut tax rates for Arkansans with taxable income between $21,000 and $75,000 after it changed provisions of the bill that would have repealed capital-gains tax cuts approved in 2013.
updated: 01/28/2015 3:59 a.m.
After an almost hour-long debate Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, agreed to delay a bill that would eliminate a questionnaire that children's behavioral health services providers are required to complete on each client. He called the questionnaire an ineffective gauge of treatment outcomes.
updated: 01/28/2015 3:57 a.m.
This is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Tuesday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: www.arkleg.state.ar.us
posted: 01/28/2015 3:56 a.m.
COMMITTEES 7:30 a.m. The Joint Budget Committee Special Language Subcommittee meets in the Multi-Agency Complex, Room B.
updated: 01/27/2015 4:19 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' public schools, prisons and Medicaid program would receive boosts in funding while most other state agencies would see a small cut under a $5.2 billion budget plan Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented to lawmakers on Tuesday.
posted: 01/27/2015 2:09 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A proposal to end Arkansas' practice of honoring Robert E. Lee on the same day as civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. is being changed to set aside another day to commemorate the Confederate general.
posted: 01/27/2015 11:05 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — A House panel has advanced Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's middle class tax cut package after restoring a portion of a capital gains tax break it would have repealed.