posted: 12/21/2014 9:35 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Senate majority in hand, ascendant Republicans are set to challenge President Barack Obama and the Democrats on Capitol Hill come January. But a much tougher election map two years from now could force the GOP right back into the minority.
posted: 12/21/2014 3:07 a.m.
Nearly two weeks after voters approved a constitutional amendment barring state elected officials from accepting certain gifts from lobbyists, a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville urged 33 lawmakers, who received free parking permits in October for football games, to consult their attorneys about the matter.
posted: 12/21/2014 2:16 a.m.
Millions of dollars in fines, costs and restitution from felony criminal cases are owed to circuit courts throughout Arkansas.
posted: 12/20/2014 10:34 a.m.
KAILUA, Hawaii — A tumultuous year all but behind him, President Barack Obama set off for his annual winter getaway in Hawaii hoping for one thing: Quiet.
updated: 12/20/2014 3:23 a.m.
At the end of an eight-year run as governor and a decades-long role as a player in Natural State politics, Gov. Mike Beebe is leaving behind a lasting image of his time in office.
posted: 12/20/2014 3:21 a.m.
The Legislative Council on Friday asked a subcommittee to reconsider its recommendations to award $600,000 to the family of a mentally disabled woman who died as a result of negligence at a state facility last year and $495,000 to a road construction company that blamed delays on interstate work on state highway officials.
posted: 12/19/2014 1:19 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Friday that 2014 has been "a breakthrough year for America," putting aside the fits and starts of the past 12 months to focus on achievements and the prospect of compromise with his political foes who are taking control of Congress.
posted: 12/19/2014 9:18 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner has invited President Barack Obama to deliver the State of the Union speech on Tuesday, Jan. 20.
posted: 12/19/2014 2:23 a.m.
The state's citizens commission considering raising the annual salaries of the state's elected officials Thursday elected former state Ethics Commissioner Larry Ross of Sherwood as its chairman and attorney Chuck Banks of Little Rock as its vice chairman.
updated: 12/19/2014 2:22 a.m.
Legislators heard a plan Thursday to cut the application fee for Arkansans who want a conceal-carry gun license.
updated: 12/18/2014 12:57 p.m.
Members of a newly formed panel say they're unlikely to say whether Arkansas' elected officials deserve a pay raise in an initial review that's due in less than two months.
posted: 12/18/2014 3:53 a.m.
Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pledged Wednesday to do all he can to stop President Barack Obama's coal-plant regulations, saying a White House "crusade" has devastated his state's economy.
posted: 12/18/2014 3:25 a.m.
Arkansas schools can reach Internet access goals without using or creating a statewide "backbone" network, according to a consultant's report presented to legislators Wednesday.
posted: 12/18/2014 3:22 a.m.
Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson selected state Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, as the state's next insurance commissioner and Brig. Gen. Mark Berry as the next adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard on Wednesday.
posted: 12/17/2014 4:34 a.m.
The Arkansas Department of Human Services paid an information-technology company more than $4 million for services it failed to perform, according to testimony at a legislative hearing Tuesday.