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Piggybacking online-sales-tax bill gains traction

posted: 08/31/2014 5:53 a.m. Comments 4

Some members of the Arkansas delegation said last week that attaching a bill allowing states to collect sales taxes on online purchases to a more popular measure may be enough to get it approved this year after a decade of trying.

WASHINGTON NEWS IN BRIEF: Capitol Hill Arkansans take on the ice buckets

posted: 08/31/2014 5:24 a.m. Discuss

Most members of Arkansas' congressional delegation have willingly had ice water poured over themselves to raise money to fight Lou Gehrig's disease.

Education notebook

posted: 08/31/2014 4:59 a.m. Discuss

Candidate forum set for Thursday The Arkansas Community Organizations is hosting a Little Rock School Board candidate forum at 6 p.m. Thursday in advance of the Sept. 16 school election that will decide the board's Zone 1 and Zone 5 members.

Health law factors into governor's, Senate races

posted: 08/30/2014 1:03 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Democrats Mark Pryor and Mike Ross took different positions on the president's federal health overhaul plan when it came before Congress four years ago. But, running in the two hottest races in Arkansas this fall, both find themselves under attack on the issue and navigating around it as they struggle to prevent a complete Republican takeover of the state's top offices.

Bid to end dry counties in Arkansas to hit ballot

posted: 08/29/2014 4:28 p.m. Comments 21

A proposal that would end dry counties in Arkansas has been approved for inclusion on the November ballot.

Pryor launches women's issues coalition

posted: 08/29/2014 7:13 a.m. Comments 3

LITTLE ROCK — U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor launched a coalition Thursday to tout his positions supporting raising Arkansas' minimum wage and pay equity as he tries to turn out the women's vote in his re-election campaign.

DHS: Let Medicaid aid 2,800 disabled

posted: 08/29/2014 3:28 a.m. Comments 3

Enhanced Medicaid funding made available under the 2010 health care overhaul law would allow Arkansas to move 2,800 people with developmental disabilities off a waiting list for home-based services, such as help with daily living tasks, the director of the Arkansas Department of Human Services told lawmakers Thursday.

Political fighting pulls boy into fray

posted: 08/29/2014 2:41 a.m. Discuss

A candidate's 4-year-old son has taken center stage in the race for Arkansas House District 35 in Little Rock.

Ebola ad on Cotton accurate, Pryor says

posted: 08/28/2014 3:57 a.m. Comments 20

U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor held a news conference Wednesday to defend a television advertisement released this week that accuses his Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, of voting to cut funding that prepares America for an Ebola outbreak.

Christie in state to raise money, tout Hutchinson

posted: 08/28/2014 3:52 a.m. Discuss

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie raised money for Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday and warned that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross would raise taxes and bring Washington-style politics to Arkansas if elected.

Christie campaigns in Arkansas for Hutchinson

updated: 08/27/2014 6:29 p.m. Comments 11

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is campaigning in Arkansas on behalf of Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson's campaign.

Complaint against Witt filed by GOP

posted: 08/27/2014 2:19 a.m. Discuss

The Republican Party of Arkansas filed a complaint Tuesday with the Federal Election Commission alleging that the campaign for Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt had violated two federal election rules by omitting information on campaign materials.

Huckabee endorses Cotton for Senate

posted: 08/25/2014 5:37 p.m. Comments 3

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee announced his endorsement of U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton to reporters Monday at a news conference at Central Flying Service on his way to Rogers.

Huckabee visits Arkansas amid GOP election push

posted: 08/25/2014 10:39 a.m. Comments 3

Amid a Republican push for its candidates as the 2014 election cycle enters its home stretch, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is returning to the state.

Ross, Hutchinson battle on budget

posted: 08/23/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross warned county officials Friday about Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson's tax-cut plan, saying Hutchinson wants to cut income taxes by $100 million in his first year and then worry about balancing the budget and funding public education, Medicaid and public safety programs.


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