updated: 02/28/2015 2:46 a.m.
The Republican-controlled Congress struggled into the night Friday before passing emergency legislation to keep the Homeland Security Department in full funding for one week and avert a partial shutdown at the federal agency with anti-terrorism responsibilities.
posted: 02/28/2015 2:43 a.m.
The Arkansas House of Representatives passed a bill Friday that would require cellphone carriers to immediately release the location of a cellphone to law enforcement agencies in the event of an emergency.
updated: 02/28/2015 2:29 a.m.
House GOP leaders on Friday abruptly canceled a vote on a bill to update the George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law after struggling to find support from conservatives.
updated: 02/28/2015 2:29 a.m.
As Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal offers a $24.6 billion state budget proposal, the potential presidential hopeful is seeking to protect his long-standing refusal to raise taxes, while avoiding deep cuts to health care and colleges.
updated: 02/28/2015 2:22 a.m.
Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show Downton Abbey, according to financial records.
updated: 02/28/2015 2:16 a.m.
This is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Friday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: www.arkleg.state.ar.us
posted: 02/27/2015 12:27 p.m.
An Arkansas House panel has advanced a pair of measures aimed at forcing a constitutional convention to take up a federal balanced budget amendment.
posted: 02/27/2015 10:56 a.m.
The state House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill that would require cellphone providers to release data revealing a cellphone's location to authorities who request it while investigating an emergency.
updated: 02/27/2015 4:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled House unexpectedly rejected short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with significant anti-terrorism responsibilities.
updated: 02/27/2015 2:48 a.m.
With no fanfare, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday afternoon privately signed into law legislation abolishing the nine-member Arkansas Lottery Commission and placing his administration in control of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.
updated: 02/27/2015 2:46 a.m.
A legislative committee approved legislation that would require public universities and colleges to allow staff members with concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms on campus.
updated: 02/27/2015 2:42 a.m.
The Clinton family foundation accepted millions of dollars from seven foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, including one donation that violated its ethics agreement with President Barack Obama's administration, foundation officials have disclosed.
posted: 02/27/2015 2:41 a.m.
America needs to spend more on its military to deter attacks, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Thursday.
updated: 02/27/2015 2:39 a.m.
The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta Lynch to be the next attorney general, sending her nomination to the full Senate for what is likely to be a contentious vote.
updated: 02/27/2015 2:38 a.m.
House Republicans are looking at a short-term funding measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security operating, although it would allow immigration policies they oppose to remain in place for now, officials said Thursday.