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2 departments file tax liens against state senator's firm

posted: 10/24/2015 3:14 a.m. Comments 3

Two state agencies have tax liens for more than $3,800 against a company owned by Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee Chairman Jake Files, R-Fort Smith.

2 announce plans to challenge LR-area House incumbents

posted: 10/24/2015 2:57 a.m. Discuss

Little Rock Democrat Susan Inman said Thursday that she wants to oust freshman state Rep. Jim Sorvillo, R-Little Rock.

Overbey to seek spouse's House seat

posted: 10/22/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Former state Rep. George Overbey, D-Lamar, said Wednesday that he's seeking the House seat held by his wife, state Rep. Betty Overbey, D-Lamar, who isn't seeking re-election.

Copeland files funds for state Senate bid

posted: 10/21/2015 3:46 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Donnie Copeland of North Little Rock is collecting funds for a campaign for the seat now held by state Sen. Jane English of North Little Rock.

Panel backs hiring lottery adviser

posted: 10/16/2015 5:45 a.m. Discuss

An Arkansas legislative panel Thursday narrowly endorsed giving Camelot Global Services a contract to develop a business plan for the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

State commission OK'd to hire Wren

posted: 10/15/2015 3:11 a.m. Discuss

A legislative panel Wednesday approved the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission's request to hire former state Rep. Tommy Wren, a Democrat from Melbourne, as a conservation program manager at a $72,257 annual salary -- after learning that Wren is paid $150,000 a year as a consultant for a lobbying firm.

Panel backs $1.3M request to fill driller-tax gap

posted: 10/15/2015 3:10 a.m. Discuss

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.

Two former lawmakers seek House seat

posted: 10/09/2015 2:55 a.m. Discuss

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.

Consultants: State health plan should move people upward

updated: 10/07/2015 1:51 p.m. Comments 12

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."

More candidates seek House seats

posted: 10/03/2015 3:30 a.m. Discuss

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.

False abuse claims grave, parents say

posted: 10/02/2015 5:55 a.m. Comments 2

Lawmakers told state social workers Thursday that they think the system used to investigate child abuse and maltreatment is broken.

Tours take legislators back to state's schools

posted: 09/28/2015 4:19 a.m. Discuss

BENTON -- Arkansas lawmakers are taking their questions about education to the source -- teachers.

Arkansas House Democrats elect new minority leader

posted: 09/25/2015 3:01 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Democratic State Rep. Michael John Gray of Augusta has been elected the party's minority leader in the state House.

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