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Claudia Lauer

Little Rock City Hall reporter

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State legislator's financial reports challenged

posted: 09/30/2014 2:53 a.m. Discuss

A Pine Bluff resident filed a complaint with the Arkansas Ethics Commission against a state representative earlier this month over what she alleged were 16 different mistakes in his campaign finance reports in the past three years.

Cotton, Pryor tackle energy, farm issues

posted: 09/26/2014 3:14 a.m. Discuss

The candidates for Arkansas' U.S. Senate seat hit the campaign trail hard Thursday.

Prisoners restricted from jobs in schools

posted: 09/25/2014 4:49 a.m. Comment 1

State prison inmates working for Arkansas Correctional Industries will no longer be allowed to work in schools when children are present without approval from both school and prison officials.

$2 higher fee floated again in prison talks

posted: 09/25/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

At a joint meeting of the state House and Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs committees Wednesday, legislative staff members said they've found a way to cover the cost of a new $100 million prison by increasing Arkansas license plate fees by $2.

Director of Youth Services to resign

posted: 09/24/2014 4:49 a.m. Comment 1

The director of the state Youth Services Division said Tuesday that he will leave his post at the end of next month, a little more than a year after he was hired.

House's 4 ask state for costs of health plans

posted: 09/24/2014 3:48 a.m. Comments 10

Arkansas' U.S. House delegation questioned in a letter Tuesday why the state insurance commissioner has not released details about the cost of health insurance plans that will be offered on the state's insurance exchange.

Pryor airs claims on rival Cotton's votes

posted: 09/24/2014 3:31 a.m. Discuss

Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor released a series of reports Tuesday estimating how much money Arkansas would have lost if a majority of Congress had voted like his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton.

Minimum wage vote measure faces suit

posted: 09/23/2014 3:05 a.m. Comments 2

Jackson Thomas Stephens Jr. of Little Rock filed a motion with the Supreme Court of Arkansas late Monday asking the court to remove the minimum wage ballot initiative from the Nov. 4 ballot.

$993,780 approved for school Net study

posted: 09/20/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

Several state senators questioned the cost and the need for a study capped at $993,780 to assess broadband access, equipment and connectivity at every school in Arkansas, but the Arkansas Legislative Council approved the contract to perform the study by voice vote Friday.

Lawmakers given time to vet $600,000 outlay

posted: 09/20/2014 3:17 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Legislative Council voted Friday to allow legislators more time to review a request to add $600,000 to a contract with a company that works with doctors to improve coordination of patient care.

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