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Brian Fanney

State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Brian Fanney

Arkansas election panel endorses rules under ID law

posted: 06/22/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

The state Board of Election Commissioners on Wednesday approved rules necessary to implement a new voter-identification law, clearing the way for ballots to be cast under the legislation as soon as September.

Panel to study licensing rules for child care; 5-year-old’s death in hot van spurs plan for July meeting

posted: 06/21/2017 4:30 a.m. Discuss

A legislative committee will review existing rules and regulations for child care licensing after the death of a child at a facility overseen by a state lawmaker.

U.S., state laws draw no-guns circles at UALR

updated: 06/19/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

When a state law allowing guns on Arkansas college campuses goes into effect later this year, most of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock will be exempt because of a high school moving in, according to the charter school's chief executive.

State readies applications to grow, sell medical pot

posted: 06/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

With the last legislative hurdle cleared, Arkansas is poised to start taking applications for licenses to grow and sell medical marijuana.

State legislators' files sought

updated: 06/17/2017 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

Lawmakers have approved a request to allow the Bureau of Legislative Research to hire outside counsel to deal with requests from unnamed federal investigators who want access to lawmakers' records.

Legislators OK request from state bureau to hire counsel to handle requests from U.S. investigators

posted: 06/16/2017 1:43 p.m. Discuss

State legislators have approved a request to allow the Bureau of Legislative Research to hire outside counsel to deal with requests from unnamed federal investigators who want access to lawmakers’ records.

Governor to embark on 3-nation trade trip

posted: 06/15/2017 2:15 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will leave Saturday for his sixth trip to drum up foreign business interest in Arkansas.

Arkansas medical pot rules advance to final vote

posted: 06/14/2017 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Rules and regulations to govern the upcoming legal use of medical marijuana by Arkansans have cleared their second legislative hurdle but face a final test Friday.

Libertarian Party turns in petitions to get on '18 ballot

posted: 06/13/2017 2:34 a.m. Discuss

The Libertarian Party of Arkansas delivered more than 15,000 signatures to Secretary of State Mark Martin's office Monday to once again become a "new political party."

Lawyer will lead alcohol agency

updated: 06/10/2017 3:09 a.m. Discuss

Three weeks after Mary Robin Casteel submitted a letter of resignation from Alcoholic Beverage Control, she was named head of the state agency.

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