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Election ordinance voided in Bald Knob

posted: 07/28/2014 10:31 a.m. Discuss

BALD KNOB — An Arkansas city's failure to advertise an ordinance twice in a newspaper has given another opportunity for residents to run for office as independent candidates.

States talk Medicaid growth

posted: 07/28/2014 3:55 a.m. Discuss

Legislators from across the South squeezed into a small ballroom at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Sunday to hear how three states, including Arkansas, approached their Medicaid expansion plans.

GOP nominee got 2 home tax credits

posted: 07/27/2014 5:29 a.m. Comments 8

Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson took a homestead property tax credit that he wasn't entitled to in Pulaski County, repaying some of the money shortly before he said he intended to run for governor.

Pryor, Boozman say politics aside, they are good friends

posted: 07/27/2014 5:23 a.m. Comments 3

On an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: 4 Arkansas teens digest D.C. ways

posted: 07/27/2014 4:39 a.m. Discuss

Four Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama.

Cotton announces vets coalition, slams Pryor

posted: 07/27/2014 4:38 a.m. Comment 1

Republican congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton met with supporters in Little Rock on Saturday to announce his campaign's Veterans for Cotton Coalition and to question Democratic opponent Sen. Mark Pryor's commitment to veterans.

Southern lawmakers drop their bags in LR

posted: 07/27/2014 4:23 a.m. Discuss

Virginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas has plenty she wants to do this weekend in Little Rock: see the state Capitol, visit the Clinton Presidential Center and figure out how to help her state solve its Medicaid expansion problem.

Municipal candidates in Saline County file

posted: 07/26/2014 2:42 a.m. Discuss

Three people filed as candidates for Haskell mayor Friday, the first day of the municipal filing period in Saline County.

Pryor announces three-part jobs legislation at Port of LR

posted: 07/26/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor revealed a three-prong job legislation proposal Friday at a news conference held at the Little Rock Port.

Hopefuls declare for municipal seats

posted: 07/26/2014 2:33 a.m. Discuss

A Maumelle city alderman and Cammack Village's city attorney each filed for different elected positions Friday, the first day for municipal candidate filings in those cities.

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor pitches jobs legislation

posted: 07/25/2014 12:23 p.m. Comments 8

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is supporting legislation to limit tax breaks for companies that move operations overseas and to require most publicly financed projects to use American-made steel and iron as he faces a tough re-election fight.

Wage petitions need at least 15,000 more signatures

posted: 07/23/2014 9:35 a.m. Comments 15

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas election officials say a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage needs at least 15,107 signatures from registered voters to qualify for the November ballot.

Arkansas defends extending ballot deadline

posted: 07/22/2014 5:52 p.m. Discuss

Arkansas election officials on Tuesday defended the July 7 deadline they used for ballot measure petitions, saying it's a longtime practice to push back the date for submitting signatures if it falls on a holiday.

Womack backs GOP's anti-Internet sales tax stance

posted: 07/22/2014 4:46 p.m. Discuss

A Republican congressman from Arkansas who has advocated for legislation that would limit tax-free shopping online says he agrees with his party adopting an anti-Internet sales tax stance and argues the two stances aren't in conflict.

Reed resigns Capitol position

posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m. Discuss

Secretary of State Mark Martin's internal communications manager, Alex Reed, has stepped down, nearly three months after he resigned from the Pulaski County Election Commission and was removed as campaign treasurer for Republican congressional candidate Ann Clemmer.

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