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Hutchinson vetoes bill that would have criminalized mass picketing in Arkansas

posted: 04/07/2017 2:17 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a bill that would have criminalized mass picketing in Arkansas.

Arkansas governor vetoes funding for panic button systems at schools

posted: 04/07/2017 1:07 p.m. Comment 1

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has vetoed a bill that appropriated $850,000 for school districts to pay for panic button alert systems.

Law ends same person being on state, county commissions

posted: 04/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday signed legislation that bars Arkansans from simultaneously serving as a member of the state Board of Election Commissioners and a county election commission.

Enforcement ban gets veto

posted: 04/05/2017 3:20 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday vetoed legislation that would bar Alcoholic Beverage Control and its enforcement division from enforcing laws relating to gaming devices or gambling devices under state law.

Arkansas governor signs bill making some sports venues now free of gun law

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday afternoon signed into law a bill aimed at barring concealed-carry permit holders from Razorback Stadium and other locations hosting collegiate sporting events.

Quest for online sales tax in Arkansas fails again

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 8

A revived bid to pass a bill on the collection of online sales taxes failed in the House on Monday, the last full day of the Arkansas General Assembly's regular session for a while.

Pot-facility ownership bill fails in Arkansas Senate

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A bill aimed at limiting out-of-state ownership of medical marijuana facilities failed to clear the Senate on Monday.

Arkansas records-law exemption abandoned by its sponsor

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Senate sponsor of a bill intended to shield attorney-client communications in government agencies from the state's open-records law said Monday that he decided not to push for Senate approval of his House-amended bill because "it would have caused a lot of grief" for his colleagues in the Senate.

Arkansas Senate rejects bill to require pay stubs

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Senate voted 7-17 to defeat House Bill 1625 by Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, to require an employer of five or more employees to provide a pay stub at least once a month to each full-time employee who has worked at least 60 days for the employer.

Arkansas Senate OKs a must for its ethics code

posted: 04/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The Senate approved a resolution to create a rule to require senators to sign a form each January in which they acknowledge their understanding of that chamber's code of ethics.

Fiscal '18 budget clears Legislature

updated: 04/04/2017 2:51 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House and Senate on Monday sent the governor bills that would set up a state general-revenue budget for the fiscal year and distribute up to $225 million in surplus funds from previous years.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson praises lawmakers for their work during legislative session

posted: 04/03/2017 3:53 p.m. Comment 1

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday commended legislators for their work on what he called one of the most successful pro-jobs and pro-growth agendas in recent memory.

Arkansas Legislature OKs state budget, adjourns

updated: 04/03/2017 2:28 p.m. Comments 3

Arkansas legislators have wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session.

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