posted: 10/15/2015 3:10 a.m.
A legislative panel Tuesday signed off on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request for $1.3 million in rainy-day funds for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department to help 10 counties fix roads and bridges damaged by the natural gas industry in the Fayetteville Shale.
posted: 10/09/2015 2:55 a.m.
Two former Arkansas lawmakers will duel in the Republican primary for the Arkansas House of Representatives seat held by Rep. Julie Mayberry, R-East End.
updated: 10/07/2015 1:51 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Consultants are telling Arkansas legislators that the state's private option Medicaid system should move a recipient "upward on a ladder of opportunity."
posted: 10/03/2015 3:30 a.m.
Hot Springs Republicans Les Warren and Richard Midkiff said Friday that they're vying for the state House seat held by departing Hot Springs Democrat John Vines.
posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m.
Lawmakers told state social workers Thursday that they think the system used to investigate child abuse and maltreatment is broken.
posted: 09/28/2015 4:19 a.m.
BENTON -- Arkansas lawmakers are taking their questions about education to the source -- teachers.
posted: 09/25/2015 3:01 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic State Rep. Michael John Gray of Augusta has been elected the party's minority leader in the state House.
posted: 09/24/2015 3:22 a.m.
A legislative panel on Wednesday endorsed the state Crime Laboratory's request to offer a $188,203 annual salary for an associate medical examiner in Florida to take a similar job in Arkansas.
updated: 09/23/2015 4:09 a.m.
A legislative panel on Tuesday signed off on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request to transfer $1.05 million in rainy-day funds to hire 40 more employees for the Division of Children and Family Services.
posted: 09/18/2015 2:15 a.m.
A legislative panel Thursday signed off on a request by state Sen. Eddie Joe Williams for the Arkansas Legislative Audit to conduct a special review of the state Department of Correction's farm program.
posted: 09/17/2015 3:17 a.m.
A legislative committee voted Wednesday to subpoena a federal official to testify about the rocky implementation of Arkansas' Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system.
posted: 09/17/2015 3:09 a.m.
State Rep. Jon Vines, D-Hot Springs, said Wednesday that he won't seek re-election next year because he wants to spend more time on his law practice.
posted: 09/16/2015 4:56 a.m.
After reviewing data on the academic achievement gap in Arkansas schools and analyzing the $210 million in annual spending to fix the problem, lawmakers Tuesday said they could not find evidence that state and local interventions are achieving measurable results.