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Tuesday, September 02, 2014, 2:51 p.m.

Consultant to examine cost of faster Internet in schools

posted: 07/02/2014 3:41 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Senate, House pass special session measures

updated: 07/01/2014 4:02 p.m. Comments 3

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.

State Senate, House approve teacher insurance plan

posted: 07/01/2014 3:42 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House and Senate have given initial approval to legislation that would prevent large premium increases for the state's public school employees.

Arkansas lawmakers plan midnight session votes

posted: 07/01/2014 11:49 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas lawmakers are preparing to pull an all-nighter as they near the end of this week's special legislative session.

Lawmakers return for 2nd day of special session

posted: 07/01/2014 7:11 a.m. Discuss

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.

Lawmakers meet in Old State House for first day of special session

updated: 06/30/2014 6:43 p.m. Discuss

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.

Lottery is seen as session's wild card

posted: 06/29/2014 3:43 a.m. Comment 1

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.

Bill to thwart lottery game put on agenda

posted: 06/28/2014 3:34 a.m. Discuss

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.

2 lawmakers vow to fight electrical line

posted: 06/28/2014 2:39 a.m. Comment 1

Two Republican lawmakers plan to introduce bills next year in the state Legislature to make it more difficult for a high-voltage power line to cut through Northwest Arkansas.

Draft of bill targets Oaklawn

posted: 06/27/2014 2:42 a.m. Comment 1

A co-chairman of the Legislature's Lottery Oversight Committee has drafted legislation to repeal a 2013 law that enabled Oaklawn Park to offer online betting throughout the state.

Senator persists, wants lottery on session agenda

posted: 06/26/2014 5:42 a.m. Comment 1

A state senator said Wednesday that he gave Gov. Mike Beebe a list of 65 state representatives who want the governor to add proposed legislation to ban the lottery from offering electronic monitor games to the agenda for next week's special session.

Beebe sounds call to session for legislators

posted: 06/25/2014 5:48 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Mike Beebe on Tuesday issued a call for the Legislature to convene in a special session starting Monday to consider bills providing more state funding for the state's public school employees' health insurance plan and to open up 600 prison and jail beds.

Beebe: Special session set for June 30

updated: 06/24/2014 2:39 p.m. Comments 11

Gov. Mike Beebe has called a special session of the Legislature to address a looming increase in teacher health insurance premiums and prison overcrowding.

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