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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Carson stops to stump in state

posted: 08/28/2015 5:34 a.m. Comments 18

A self-described Washington outsider visited Arkansas on Thursday and told more than 2,000 people that politicians are overrated.

COMMANDMENTS FIGHTING WORDS: Atheists vow to put up 'no-gods' statue

posted: 08/27/2015 5:27 a.m. Comments 49

If Christians post the Ten Commandments at the state Capitol, instructing Arkansans to honor "the LORD thy God," then atheists say they want to erect a monument declaring "There are no gods."

State loses out on bid to build Army vehicles

posted: 08/26/2015 5:51 a.m. Comments 4

More than $87 million from Arkansas taxpayers was not enough to convince the U.S. Army that the Humvee’s replacement should be made in the state.

To seek $1M to aid youths, governor says

posted: 08/26/2015 4:53 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he will ask lawmakers for $1 million in rainy-day money to hire 40 more staff members for the child-welfare division of the Department of Human Services.

Names of 2 legislators, ex-justice on users list

posted: 08/22/2015 3:58 a.m. Comments 19

A list of members of an Internet cheating website yielded the names of two Arkansas lawmakers as well as the name of a recently retired Arkansas Supreme Court justice.

Milligan target of ethics complaint

posted: 08/21/2015 3:03 a.m. Discuss

Matt Campbell, a Little Rock lawyer and blogger, has filed a wide-ranging complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission against Republican state Treasurer Dennis Milligan of Benton, Campbell said Thursday.

PB lawmaker Holcomb switches party to GOP

posted: 08/21/2015 2:59 a.m. Discuss

Mike Holcomb, a state representative from Pine Bluff and retired county judge, has switched parties and will now represent his district as a Republican.

Prison beds to be added in Pine Bluff

posted: 08/19/2015 3:38 a.m. Discuss

With little fanfare, legislators on Tuesday approved a $7.4 million plan to add 200 prison beds in Pine Bluff.

Audit faults northwest district on finances

posted: 08/18/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

The Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District misused government money and private grants, the Arkansas Legislative Audit said in an investigative report released Monday.

Agency viewed as go-to mender

posted: 08/16/2015 3:14 a.m. Discuss

Employees at the state Department of Finance and Administration handle tax collecting, budgeting, alcohol licensure, vehicle registration and a list of other duties that has expanded under Gov. Asa Hutchinson.

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