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Mayor's yes vote puts tax on ballot

updated: 08/27/2016 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Voters will get the chance to decide in the November general election whether a new library is built in downtown Pine Bluff.

Johnson County bid on alcohol faces suit

posted: 08/27/2016 2:27 a.m. Comment 1

A group opposing the effort to allow alcohol sales in Johnson County has filed a lawsuit challenging the certification of petitions to put the question on the county's general election ballot.

11 file to run for county district's board

posted: 08/27/2016 2:18 a.m. Discuss

Eleven people have filed as of Friday for election to the School Board for the Pulaski County Special School District, which has been operating under state control and without a locally elected board since 2011.

State bar forms group to fight issue on ballot

posted: 08/27/2016 2:16 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Bar Association formed a ballot committee Friday opposing a proposed constitutional amendment to limit attorneys' fees and noneconomic damages in medical care lawsuits, the group said Friday.

Judge set to decide on alcohol petition

posted: 08/27/2016 2:09 a.m. Discuss

A circuit judge will decide early next week whether Randolph County residents will get to vote on an alcohol-sales measure in November.

Still no cash for Sanders' 4; checks in mail, state party says

posted: 08/26/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Supporters of former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders say the Democratic Party of Arkansas broke its promises and withheld financial support it had publicly promised to provide.

Candidate's appeal of convictions fails

posted: 08/26/2016 2:55 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld three misdemeanor convictions of a Monticello Republican running for a seat in the state House of Representatives.

Arkansas governor criticizes marijuana, casino proposals

posted: 08/25/2016 12:46 p.m. Comments 7

HOT SPRINGS — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is stepping up his criticism of ballot measures to legalize medical marijuana, saying they would be a drain on state resources rather than a boon.

Suit aims to nullify Rx-marijuana initiative

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 8

Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana filed suit Wednesday to stop the state from counting votes cast in November for a proposed initiated act that would legalize the drug for medical purposes.

Arkansas mayor stripped of spending city funds after council learns of $22,500 check, invoice

posted: 08/25/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Monticello Mayor Zack Tucker can no longer authorize expenditures for the city, the City Council decided this week.

Text of medical marijuana ballot title

updated: 08/25/2016 3:43 a.m. Discuss

Editor's note: This is the text that would appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot for an initiated act on using marijuana for medical purposes.

Bentonville School Board candidate forum set

posted: 08/25/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

The community is invited to meet the three people running for the School Board's Zone 3 seat during a public forum next week.

Anti-marijuana group sues secretary of state over initiative's ballot title

posted: 08/24/2016 1:18 p.m. Comments 14

Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana is suing Secretary of State Mark Martin over the ballot title of a proposed initiated act intended to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas.

New group joins fight against two marijuana initiatives

posted: 08/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 3

A new group has formed to coordinate attacks on the proposed Arkansas Medical Cannabis Act and Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment.

Ballot-issue groups pay name-gatherer

posted: 08/24/2016 3:09 a.m. Discuss

A professional signature-gathering firm received money in July from two Arkansas groups vying to get their proposals on the Nov. 8 general ballot, while groups on both sides of various issues began raising funds for general election campaigns, according to documents filed this month.

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