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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Lobbyist got part of fees paid by bondsmen in Arkansas

posted: 09/18/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

Continuing education fees paid by bail bondsmen in Arkansas went to an industry association that used much of the money instead to pay for a lobbyist, according to Arkansas Legislative Audit.

Plagued by scams, Arkansas summer meals programs sort out bad apples

posted: 09/17/2017 4:38 a.m. Discuss

When the clock struck 7:30 a.m. during the week this summer, children poured into Little Rock's Washington Magnet Elementary School.

Upgraded cafeteria's return feeds appetite for politics at state Capitol

posted: 09/11/2017 2:49 a.m. Discuss

At the center of politics in Arkansas is a cafeteria in the basement.

Task force picks tax consultant

posted: 09/08/2017 2:38 a.m. Discuss

The Legislature's tax-overhaul task force on Thursday tapped an out-of-state consultant to look into the state's tax structure.

28.8% of kids in foster care in Arkansas now with kin

posted: 09/07/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

State officials over the past two years have more than doubled the percentage of children entering the foster system who are placed with a relative.

Medical marijuana business in Arkansas worries banks

posted: 09/04/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The medical marijuana business in Arkansas will not be cash only, as feared by opponents during last year's campaign for the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Amendment.

Name of first Arkansas pot-business applicant emerges

posted: 09/01/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 3

Natural State of Kind* became the first applicant for a medical-marijuana business license to go public, in an announcement Thursday evening.

Flak comes with the job, U.S. Rep. French Hill says

posted: 08/31/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

U.S. Rep. French Hill defended his record, noted the long history of constituents being angry at congressmen and said he would continue to be a joyful warrior for causes he believed in at a meeting of the Political Animals Club on Wednesday.

Facebook donation sends virtual reality headsets to high schools throughout Arkansas

posted: 08/29/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Each of the more than 360 public high schools in Arkansas will soon have at least one virtual reality headset thanks to a second donation from Facebook Inc.

Medical marijuana industry expected to bring new jobs to Arkansas

updated: 08/28/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

A one-man testing lab in Greenbrier is poised to add up to seven employees, spend more than $1 million on equipment and buy several vehicles to capitalize on the coming sale of medical marijuana in Arkansas.






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