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Brian Fanney

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Hutchinson calls session, states topics

updated: 05/21/2015 4:04 a.m. Comments 3

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday night signed a proclamation calling lawmakers to a special session starting Tuesday to consider authorizing a bond issue to lure a defense contract to south Arkansas, shift the state's presidential and other primary elections from May to March and merge four agencies into other agencies.

Government servers said constant targets

posted: 05/21/2015 3:17 a.m. Discuss

State government computer systems face 75,000 attacks every day, Mark Myers, director of the Arkansas Department of Information Systems, told the Arkansas TechJunction conference on Wednesday.

DHS software's cost overruns irk lawmakers

posted: 05/19/2015 3:46 a.m. Comment 1

Lawmakers Monday criticized the state Department of Human Services for allowing years of delays and millions of dollars of cost overruns on a software system that was supposed to improve care for roughly 12,000 Arkansans with disabilities.

Little Capitol visitors learn history, clasp cash

posted: 05/17/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

They arrive to observe democracy, learn Arkansas history and hold piles of cash.

Griffin pans Common Core rollout

posted: 05/15/2015 3:18 a.m. Comment 1

Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Thursday he supported key elements of Common Core, but understood why some parents are frustrated by the changes.

Citizens panel OKs prosecutors' raises

updated: 05/14/2015 4:05 a.m. Comments 2

Arkansas' citizens commission unanimously voted to raise the state's prosecuting attorneys' pay by 23 percent, following through on its previous recommendation.

2 educators queried on workforce plans

posted: 05/14/2015 3:23 a.m. Discuss

The superintendents of the Arkansas schools for the deaf and blind clashed with their personnel manager over a reorganization plan during a hearing before legislators Wednesday.

Firms bid to give schools faster Net

updated: 05/09/2015 7:48 p.m. Comment 1

More than 20 telecommunications companies have submitted bids to help provide high-speed broadband to school districts across the state. It's a victory for state officials who had made previous attempts to persuade companies to sign on to the project.

Email policy change put on hold

posted: 05/07/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan reversed a decision to have required employees to delete email after 30 days, after receiving negative reactions from members of the press.

Far-flung fans find Hope

updated: 05/06/2015 4:13 a.m. Discuss

Former Arkansas governor and now two-time presidential candidate Mike Huckabee began his 2016 bid by pointing out that "it's a long way" between his native Hope and the White House.


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