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Hopefuls for state Senate seat weigh in on minimum wage, proposed constitutional amendment

posted: 04/21/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Democrat Teresa Gallegos and Republican Breanne Davis, Russellville residents vying for a vacant state Senate seat, are at odds over issues such as raising the state's minimum wage, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit certain damages in civil lawsuits and abortion.

Arkansas attorney general asks court to reject casino backers' complaint

posted: 04/20/2018 5:51 p.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas' attorney general is asking the state's highest court to reject an effort to force her to approve the wording of a proposed ballot measure that would legalize casinos in four counties.

Suit alleges Arkansas lawmaker up for re-election lives outside district

posted: 04/20/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A Scott County man wants a Pulaski County circuit judge to rule that state House Republican leader Marcus Richmond is ineligible to run for re-election in a west-central Arkansas House district because he hasn't lived in the district for more than a year.

Ethics filing: Anonymous cash sought

posted: 04/20/2018 2:48 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan and state Rep. Dan Sullivan were accused this week in an ethics complaint of trying to "skirt" campaign finance laws at an event in Jonesboro earlier this month.

Arkansas circuit judge's display against death penalty raises impeachment cry

posted: 04/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

At least two lawmakers are calling for the removal of a Pulaski County judge after he publicly protested against the death penalty for a second time.

Lawsuit asks candidate for Arkansas House to prove he lives in district

posted: 04/19/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

The executive director of the state Republican Party on Wednesday asked a circuit judge to rule that Democrat Morgan Wiles doesn't belong on an election ballot because he doesn't live in the state House district in south-central Arkansas to which he is seeking election this year.

GOP governor candidate Jan Morgan raises $26,000 in March

posted: 04/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan raised more than $26,000 in campaign contributions in March, according to her latest campaign finance report.

Advice for Little Rock candidates: Raise funds

posted: 04/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Potential candidates and incumbents for Little Rock elected positions can start campaign fundraising immediately despite a city ordinance that restricts such money collection until June, City Attorney Tom Carpenter said Tuesday.

Candidates in Arkansas high court, appeals court races report on finances

posted: 04/18/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

While crisscrossing the state to attend more than a dozen mostly Republican events, Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson raised more than his two opponents in the Arkansas Supreme Court race during March.

U.S. budget process called a flop

updated: 04/18/2018 3:59 a.m. Discuss

WThe time has come to overhaul the way the federal government spends money, members of the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, said Tuesday.

Committee pushing casino measure files suit against Arkansas attorney general

posted: 04/17/2018 5:12 p.m. Comments 4

A committee trying to authorize the creation of casinos in Arkansas has filed suit against Leslie Rutledge, the state Attorney General's office confirmed Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. French Hill, Democrat Clarke Tucker rake in cash in Arkansas House race

updated: 04/17/2018 11:28 a.m. Comments 2

WASHINGTON -- Clarke Tucker, one of four Democrats seeking to unseat Republican Rep. French Hill, raised more money than the two-term incumbent during the first quarter of the year, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Homestead tax-credit rise aired; Arkansas governor proposes to reduce the levy on property by $25

posted: 04/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In an election-year shout-out to Arkansas homeowners, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday said he'd seek to cut an additional $25 from their property tax bills.

State hopefuls file finances for March

posted: 04/17/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson raised more than $272,000 in campaign contributions in March, while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson garnered more than $42,000 last month, according to their latest campaign finance reports.

$2M raised by sides in tort revamp issue

posted: 04/17/2018 2:30 a.m. Discuss

Lawyers and doctors spent March padding their respective campaign war chests in an expected fight over a proposed constitutional amendment on lawsuit damages and courtroom rules, and both sides together reported having more than $2 million available to spend at the end of the month.






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