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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Proposal would boost local perks to land jobs

updated: 04/30/2016 4:40 a.m. Comments 2

Local economic development organizations have grown in size and prominence in Arkansas, spending millions of dollars raised through sales taxes to influence where new jobs land.

InvestArk vies with roads in industrial-lure debate

updated: 04/30/2016 4:15 a.m. Discuss

A proposed constitutional amendment that expands the amount of money the state can spend on incentives for major companies and clarifies what local governments can do to help comes as Gov. Asa Hutchinson considers eliminating or changing InvestArk, one of the state's largest industrial incentives, to pay for highway improvements.

Inquiry clears two guards in state inmate's killing

posted: 04/29/2016 1:03 a.m. Discuss

Two correctional officers were justified in the use of deadly force against Arkansas Department of Correction inmate Christopher Wilson on April 7, said Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter in a letter to the Arkansas State Police.

2 officers cleared of killing escaping prisoner from Arkansas prison

posted: 04/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 2

Two correctional officers were justified in the use of deadly force against Arkansas Department of Correction inmate Christopher Wilson on April 7, said Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney Kyle Hunter in a letter to the Arkansas State Police.

Bill sets $750,000 for filing upgrades

updated: 04/27/2016 3:47 a.m. Discuss

An appropriation bill filed Tuesday would pay up to $750,000 to upgrade the state's online campaign-finance reporting system.

Solar farm wins state tech award

posted: 04/24/2016 1:01 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented the first Arkansas Technology Award on Friday to Aerojet Rocketdyne for its solar farm in East Camden.

Aerojet solar farm wins state tech award

posted: 04/23/2016 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson presented the first-ever Arkansas Technology Award on Friday to Aerojet Rocketdyne for its solar farm in East Camden.

Governor recognizes child advocate Engle

posted: 04/21/2016 3:19 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has long said helping abused children became a mission for him in part because of his wife.

Kurrus departure troubles legislators

posted: 04/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Comments 9

The announcement that Little Rock School District Superintendent Baker Kurrus' contract would not be renewed confused and upset state senators from the city, who said they received no warning or explanation.

Rally against child abuse held

posted: 04/15/2016 2:34 a.m. Discuss

Building partnerships with nonprofits, the judiciary and other child advocates is a key goal for Mischa Martin, interim director of the Division of Children and Family Services.

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