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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Arkansans in D.C., leaders in state react to U.K. results

updated: 06/25/2016 2:41 a.m. Discuss

The decision to leave the European Union by the United Kingdom won't affect its relationship with the United States, members of the Arkansas congressional delegation said Friday.

Election panel hires state GOP official

posted: 06/25/2016 2:23 a.m. Discuss

The finance director for the Republican Party of Arkansas will become the deputy director of the Arkansas Board of Election Commissioners.

49 counties lose, 26 gain in '15 population count

posted: 06/24/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Forty-nine Arkansas counties declined in population last year, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Legislative candidate on two ballots Nov. 8

posted: 06/23/2016 3:25 a.m. Discuss

Voters in state House District 99 will have the opportunity to vote for Jack Fortner twice on Nov. 8.

Secretary of state gets medical marijuana petitions

posted: 06/21/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 17

Backers of an initiated act to legalize medical marijuana became the first group this year to submit signatures for a ballot proposal when they delivered petitions to the Arkansas secretary of state's office Monday.

In ballot drives, $790,000 collected

posted: 06/19/2016 3:02 a.m. Discuss

Groups for and against proposed ballot measures have together raised more than $790,000 and spent more than $542,000 through May, according to reports filed last week.

State hotline for smokers nears its end

updated: 06/18/2016 2:58 a.m. Comments 7

The Arkansas Legislative Council voted Friday not to review a contract for the state's smoking-cessation hotline.

Counselors' opt-out kicked back to panel

posted: 06/18/2016 2:45 a.m. Comment 1

An ethics rule that would allow counselors to cite their conscience to avoid treating a current or prospective client was referred back to a subcommittee on Friday.

UA files response to 3 U.S. queries on how it handles sexual violence complaints

posted: 06/17/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

The University of Arkansas has responded to three complaints filed with the federal government regarding how it handles sexual violence complaints, Tamla Lewis, associate general counsel for the university, told lawmakers Thursday.

Despite differences, Hutchinson on Trump's team, governor assures

posted: 06/16/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 16

Advancing conservative policies is more important than any areas of disagreement with Donald Trump, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

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