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Arkansas lawmakers approve change in DWI law

posted: 05/28/2015 3:54 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas lawmakers have given final legislative approval to a change in the state's driving while intoxicated law that's intended to prevent the state from losing more than $50 million in federal highway funding.

House approves $87M bond issue

posted: 05/28/2015 3:13 p.m. Discuss

The Arkansas House on Thursday unanimously gave final approval to a Senate bill that would authorize more than $87 million in state bonds to support a Lockheed Martin effort to obtain a defense contract.

$87M bond issue passes Senate

posted: 05/28/2015 9:55 a.m. Comments 4

The Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday passed a Senate bill to approve more than $87 million in state bonds to support an economic development superproject in south Arkansas.

Primary election bill clears House

updated: 05/28/2015 4:02 p.m. Comments 6

The Arkansas House on Thursday gave final approval to a measure that would shift the state’s primaries from May to March after the legislation stalled in committee earlier in the day.

Former N.Y. Gov. Pataki inches toward 2016 starting line

posted: 05/28/2015 7:20 a.m. Discuss

CONCORD, N.H. — Politicians like to say a presidential campaign is a marathon, not a sprint. Republican George Pataki has taken almost a decade just to get to the starting line.

State's abortion ban illegal, 3 judges rule

updated: 05/28/2015 4:02 a.m. Comments 17

A federal appeals court panel Wednesday upheld an Arkansas federal judge's ruling last year throwing out as unconstitutional a new state ban on abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Legislature OKs $87M bond issue

updated: 05/28/2015 3:59 a.m. Discuss

Lockheed Martin is one step closer to landing a contract to build military vehicles in Arkansas after an economic-incentive package sailed Wednesday through the state Legislature.

Santorum joins 2016 GOP field

posted: 05/28/2015 3:55 a.m. Comments 4

Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, began a 2016 White House bid Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence -- and focus on social issues -- in a changing Republican Party.

IRS data thieves said based in Russia

updated: 05/28/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials said Wednesday.

State's 6 call rule overreach, plan fight

updated: 05/28/2015 3:41 a.m. Discuss

All six members of Arkansas' congressional delegation said Wednesday that they plan to fight back against a water regulation rule approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Senate passes bill moving primary

updated: 05/28/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Bills shifting the state's 2016 primary elections from May to March 1 and the start of next year's fiscal session from February to April won the Arkansas Senate's approval Wednesday evening as lawmakers worked to avoid extending the special session beyond today.

Senators sign off on edited DWI bill

updated: 05/27/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

Lawmakers moved closer to changing language in the state's statutes on driving while intoxicated that officials said jeopardized nearly $60 million in federal highway funding.

Legislature OKs putting 4 agencies into 3 others

updated: 05/28/2015 3:28 a.m. Discuss

Identical bills merging four state agencies into three other agencies swept through the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate on Wednesday.

Campaign finance ballot act rejected

posted: 05/28/2015 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has declined to certify the popular name and ballot title for an initiated act that would amend Arkansas campaign finance laws.

Bills to combine state agencies pass House, Senate

posted: 05/27/2015 12:55 p.m. Comments 2

Bills to combine several state agencies sailed through both the Arkansas Senate and House of Representatives on Wednesday.

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