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NRA backs expanded Arkansas campus guns proposal

posted: 02/23/2017 5:48 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — The National Rifle Association is supporting an effort to expand a campus guns bill in Arkansas to allow anyone with a concealed handgun license to carry a gun on a college campus and remove an active shooter training requirement for people who want to participate.

Arkansas House passes voter-ID measure

posted: 02/23/2017 3:50 p.m. Comments 5

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House has passed a resolution that, if approved by voters, would require residents to present photographic identification in order to vote.

Arkansas bid to collect online sales taxes fails to pass House panel for 2nd time

posted: 02/23/2017 12:54 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — An effort to force online retailers to start collecting state sales taxes has failed for a second time before an Arkansas House panel.

Governor signs agency change for War Memorial Stadium

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson went to War Memorial Stadium on Wednesday to sign three bills that would reorganize state government, including legislation that merged the free-standing War Memorial Stadium Commission into the state Department of Parks and Tourism.

Bid to require voter IDs in Arkansas moves on to full House

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

The House committee given the task of whittling down constitutional amendment proposals voted Wednesday to refer a voter-identification measure to the full chamber for consideration.

Arkansas Senate adds age, training requirement to campus gun bill

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Senate on Wednesday amended legislation to allow any Arkansan who is at least age 25, has a permit and has undergone up to 16 hours of active-shooter training to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses.

Panel OKs bill allowing Arkansas grocers to sell wine from any winery

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

A bill to allow grocery stores, including Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Kroger Co., in wet counties to obtain permits to sell wine from any winery cleared the House Rules Committee after several hours of debate Wednesday.

Bill to soften life terms for juvenile offenders advances through Arkansas Senate committee

posted: 02/23/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

A bill to bring Arkansas in line with recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions barring life without parole sentences for juvenile offenders passed through a Senate committee Wednesday.

Senate panel goes for notifications by online sellers

posted: 02/23/2017 3:47 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas Senate committee on Wednesday advanced legislation that would require out-of-state retailers that don't have a physical presence in Arkansas and don't collect sales and use taxes to notify Arkansas customers that tax is due on their purchases.

State Capitol briefs

posted: 02/23/2017 3:44 a.m. Discuss

Driver's license bill gets panel approval

Governor renews call for more Razorback games in Little Rock

posted: 02/22/2017 5:29 p.m. Comments 3

Asa Hutchinson has given Arkansas' Parks and Tourism Department control of War Memorial and renewed his call for Arkansas to play football there each year.

Panel endorses bid to add voter-ID amendment to Arkansas constitution

posted: 02/22/2017 5:22 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — A House committee has endorsed an effort to ask voters next year to put a voter ID requirement in Arkansas' constitution.

HOOPS FOR KIDS' SAKE: Arkansas governor, lawmakers compete in charity basketball game

posted: 02/22/2017 12:49 p.m. Discuss

HOOPS FOR KIDS' SAKE: Arkansas governor, lawmakers compete in charity basketball game






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