posted: 07/06/2014 3:46 a.m.
Now that the Legislature has passed a bill imposing a temporary ban on the Arkansas lottery offering electronic monitor games, some lawmakers say they want to explore whether to restructure the lottery and make it part of a state agency that works for the governor.
posted: 07/05/2014 2:39 a.m.
Political leaders from both parties are talking about workforce training and say it'll be a priority when the General Assembly convenes early next year.
posted: 07/04/2014 2:29 a.m.
Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday signed into law the handful of bills approved during this week's special legislative session, aimed at boosting funding for state school employee health insurance and reducing jail crowding.
posted: 07/03/2014 4:19 a.m.
The cost of this week's special session is expected to be higher than the Legislature's three-day session in October because the House chambers were unavailable because of renovations, officials said Wednesday.
posted: 07/02/2014 4:47 a.m.
Early this morning, the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate passed legislation boosting funding for the public school employees health insurance plan.
posted: 07/02/2014 3:41 a.m.
The state will use a private consultant to determine the cost of increasing the broadband Internet speed at school districts across the state to make sure all schools have enough access to meet digital learning requirements.
updated: 07/01/2014 4:02 p.m.
Arkansas lawmakers passed the measures set to be considered during this week's special legislative session, setting the table for final votes just after midnight.
posted: 07/01/2014 3:42 p.m.
The Arkansas House and Senate have given initial approval to legislation that would prevent large premium increases for the state's public school employees.
posted: 07/01/2014 11:49 a.m.
Arkansas lawmakers are preparing to pull an all-nighter as they near the end of this week's special legislative session.
posted: 07/01/2014 7:11 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers are taking up proposals to address teacher insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new restrictions on the lottery as they return for the second day of a special legislative session.
updated: 06/30/2014 6:43 p.m.
Lawmakers convened Monday at the Old State House building and state Capitol for the first day of the second special session of the 89th General Assembly.
posted: 06/29/2014 3:43 a.m.
In the special session convening Monday, Arkansas' lawmakers will consider legislation to increase funding for prison beds and for school employees' health insurance. Another bill would prohibit the state lottery from deploying electronic monitor games.
posted: 06/28/2014 3:34 a.m.
In the special session starting Monday, lawmakers will consider legislation to bar the state lottery from offering electronic monitor games, Gov. Mike Beebe said Friday.