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Arkansas congressman renews push so state taxes can tap online sales

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Steve Womack says legislation will be introduced this year to make it easier for states to collect taxes on Internet sales that are owed by consumers but typically go unpaid.

Capitol eyes on medical marijuana setup

posted: 01/17/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Lawmakers will watch the actions of the newly created state Medical Marijuana Commission over the next several weeks to see whether further changes are needed to the voter-approved constitutional amendment on the drug.

91st General Assembly Calendar

posted: 01/17/2017 2:40 a.m. Discuss

The calendar of public events of the 91st General Assembly for today, the ninth day of the 2017 regular session.

Arkansas Sen. Boozman says Trump inauguration a time to come together

posted: 01/16/2017 12:14 p.m. Comments 15

Sen. John Boozman said Monday that Donald Trump’s inauguration is a time for national unity, even as roughly two dozen members of Congress said they will not attend after the president-elect’s criticism of civil-rights leader John Lewis.

GALLERY: 100+ photos from 2017 Coon Supper

posted: 01/16/2017 8:57 a.m. Discuss

GALLERY: 100+ photos from 2017 Coon Supper

Arkansan staff chief for Rubio in Florida

posted: 01/16/2017 2:28 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON -- As U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio begins his second term in office, the former Republican presidential candidate from Florida is relying on an Arkansan to serve as his chief of staff.

Arkansas legislators favor parts of taxes plan, but not all

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Most members of the Senate Revenue and Taxation Committee say they intend to vote Wednesday for legislation on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to cut tax rates for the lowest-income Arkansans.

In week Cotton, Hill give floor speeches

posted: 01/15/2017 5:33 a.m. Discuss

At least two members of the Arkansas congressional delegation gave floor speeches last week. U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton paid tribute to former state Sen. Stanley Russ, who died earlier this month.

Tim Hutchinson touts 3 ex-aides

posted: 01/15/2017 5:33 a.m. Discuss

With Clint Reed serving as chief of staff for Florida’s U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, former Arkansas U.S. Sen. Tim Hutchinson says there are now three of his former aides who have risen to that level.

U.S. Rep. French Hill’s waste award boos Obama team

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 15

U.S. Rep. French Hill periodically singles out a government program or agency that he believes is wasting taxpayer money and gives it what he calls a “Golden Fleece Award.”

Puppy joins Arkansas congressman's staff

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Discuss

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton has the second-cutest canine on Capitol Hill, according to a list compiled last year by the Independent Journal Review. But Cowboy, the Republican’s Bichon Frise, will face new competition when the 2017 list is released later this year.

Arkansas lawmaker proposes tax holiday for guns, Second Amendment Appreciation Weekend

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Comments 6

Hester bill proposes tax holiday for guns

Army recognizes Womack’s support

posted: 01/15/2017 3:17 a.m. Discuss

WASHINGTON — U.S. Army Secretary Eric Fanning on Thursday presented U.S. Rep. Steve Womack with the Decoration for Distinguished Civilian Service.

600 mix, mingle, eat coon in Arkansan political rite

updated: 01/16/2017 5:45 a.m. Gallery Discuss

Eating raccoon is a bipartisan affair in this Arkansas town of about 650.

Washington County candidates report final spending, fundraising for political races

posted: 01/15/2017 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Washington County candidates spent more than $192,000 in 2016 -- almost double the amount spent in 2014.

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