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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Museum fund misused, say state auditors

posted: 12/03/2016 2:58 a.m. Discuss

Legislative auditors said Friday that more than $180,000 intended to support the Drew County Museum was inappropriately disbursed, with much of the money ending up with a former official and two other individuals.

Hubanks to seek land office

posted: 12/02/2016 2:42 a.m. Discuss

A Democrat from Redfield said Tuesday that he plans to vie for state land commissioner in 2018.

Hubanks says he plans bid for state land commissioner

posted: 12/01/2016 1:04 a.m. Discuss

A Democrat from Redfield said Tuesday that he plans to vie for state land commissioner in 2018.

Arkansas child-welfare unit adding 102 to staff

posted: 11/30/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

The Division of Children and Family Services first will focus on hiring employees to help troubled families keep their children as the division's budget increases and officials enact a plan to stabilize an expanding pool of foster children, an official said Tuesday.

State in national test of wireless Internet

posted: 11/27/2016 5:02 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas is part of a national experiment to see if wireless Internet can serve vast rural areas that telecommunication companies say are unreachable with copper or high-speed fiber-optic cables.

Legislator pushes 2 ethics bills

posted: 11/24/2016 1:08 a.m. Discuss

Democrats continued filing proposals for transparency and ethics laws Friday, including bills that would ban loans by lobbyists to lawmakers and a Senate version of a bill to allow victims of bribed judges to pursue civil lawsuits under state law.

House panel's school-funds report tardy

posted: 11/23/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Three weeks after action was required, the House Education Committee on Tuesday approved a report recommending how public schools should spend more than $3 billion in state funds in the coming fiscal year.

Heber Springs Republican to run for land commissioner

posted: 11/22/2016 3:30 a.m. Discuss

A Republican from Heber Springs on Monday became the first person to announce a run for state land commissioner in 2018.

Measures target lobbyist lending, judicial bribery

posted: 11/19/2016 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Democrats continued filing proposals for transparency and ethics laws Friday, including bills that would ban loans by lobbyists to lawmakers and a Senate version of a bill to allow victims of bribed judges to pursue civil lawsuits under state law.

Arkansas legislator files bill once again on military-retiree tax waiver

posted: 11/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Legislation to secure an income-tax exemption for retired members of the armed forces was resurrected Tuesday, the first day of bill-filing in advance of the January legislative session.

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