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Hutchinson says he has more than $1.5 million for re-election try

posted: 10/16/2017 5:21 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's re-election team says the incumbent has more than $1.5 million available ahead of Arkansas' primary and general elections next year.

Arkansas lawmaker targets misuse of tax credit

posted: 10/15/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

State Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, is aiming to crack down on people who illegally claim more than one homestead property-tax credit because he says such claims potentially are costing the state millions of dollars.

Washington news in brief

updated: 10/15/2017 3:24 a.m. Discuss

Dumas man leads D.C. prayer service

NLR Fit to Live chief to run for state House

posted: 10/11/2017 3:27 a.m. Discuss

An official in the North Little Rock mayor's office announced his bid for the state House on Tuesday, hoping to replace outgoing Rep. Eddie Armstrong.

Arkansas woman who declared her gun range a 'Muslim Free Zone' exploring run for governor

updated: 10/10/2017 1:03 p.m. Comments 21

Hot Springs Republican Jan Morgan will announce today that she's forming a committee to explore the possibility of running for governor next year, a spokesman for her said Monday.

Benton man seeks House seat

posted: 10/09/2017 3:05 a.m. Discuss

Benton Republican Kerry Murphy said Thursday that he will run next year for the seat held by state Rep. Kim Hammer, R-Benton.

Beebe Republican seeks seat

posted: 10/09/2017 3:04 a.m. Discuss

Beebe Republican Jim Wooten said Wednesday that he is seeking election next year to the House District 45 seat held by departing House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia.

Task force on state's taxes gets down to it; 16 members voice ideas, fears

posted: 10/08/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Members of the Arkansas Legislature's tax overhaul task force have a wide variety of aims, ranging from wanting to have a broad overhaul of sales and income taxes to simplifying the tax code.

Washington news in brief

updated: 10/08/2017 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas catfish fried up on the Hill

4th candidate joins Little Rock district judge race

posted: 10/08/2017 2:37 a.m. Discuss

A fourth candidate on Wednesday joined the race for Little Rock district judge, citing a 20-year legal career built on a family legacy of public service that includes two federal judges, a retired Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice and a longtime lawmaker.

Grants ruling draws reaction; planned to change pet-projects funding, Arkansas legislators say

posted: 10/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

State lawmakers say they were already planning to change how local projects are funded when the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down their previous method of individual legislators distributing millions in grants to pet programs.

Arkansas Sen. John Boozman names new chief of staff

posted: 10/06/2017 1:51 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. John Boozman says his current legislative director will become his new chief of staff.

State pet-projects grants ruled illegal

posted: 10/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

For the third time in a little over a decade, the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a lawsuit by former state Rep. Mike Wilson of Jacksonville to stop lawmakers from funneling millions of dollars in state surplus money to local pet projects.

Democratic campaign group's ads attack U.S. Rep. French Hill

posted: 10/06/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is running radio ads in Arkansas attacking U.S. Rep. French Hill for voting to repeal the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton proposes Trump pitch Iran pact to Congress

posted: 10/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansas' junior U.S. senator on Tuesday offered President Donald Trump a path to distance himself from the 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran without immediately quitting it, imposing new sanctions or carrying out military action.

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