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John Moritz

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Measure on ballot piles pro, con cash

posted: 02/17/2018 2:55 a.m. Discuss

Stockpiling of donations for an expected multimillion-dollar campaign over a ballot question that would have a broad impact on the courts continued in January, according to financial reports filed this week.

99 Arkansas House members sign up for sex-harassment course

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

All 99 current members of the Arkansas House of Representatives attended or signed up to attend a voluntary harassment-prevention training course, according to House staff members.

Late Arkansas House parliamentarian honored

posted: 02/16/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, with the support of some of his predecessors, put forward a memorial resolution Thursday to honor late Parliamentarian Tim Massanelli.

All Arkansas House members on board for sexual harassment training

posted: 02/15/2018 2:23 p.m. Comments 4

All 99 current members of the Arkansas House attended or are signed up to attend a voluntary sexual harassment prevention training course, according to House staff.

Fixes to state gun law on way, legislator says

posted: 02/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 25

A Senate Republican who helped usher last year's guns-on-campus law through the Legislature said Wednesday that he's reached an agreement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to address conservatives' lingering concerns about the legislation.

Lee tosses hat in ring for state House seat

posted: 02/15/2018 3:26 a.m. Discuss

A semiretired toy-safety regulator has opened a bid to unseat a Little Rock Republican in a state House district that has often been a previous target of Democrats.

2 Arkansas lawmakers want tweak in gun law; 2 others want ban in dorm rooms

posted: 02/14/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 4

Lawmakers unhappy with some aspects of a 2017 law to create "enhanced" concealed-carry permits are planning to use the ongoing fiscal session to adopt the changes they say are needed.

Arkansas governor issues tax-cut call as fiscal session kicks off; ’19 goal in mind

posted: 02/13/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 14

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday told lawmakers that in the 2019 regular session, he wants to cut the state's top income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 6 percent, which would reduce revenue by about $180 million.

Two Marshall men in contest to fill vacant state House seat

posted: 02/11/2018 3:22 a.m. Discuss

A special election for a rural state House district seat has at its center a controversial hog farm operation near the Buffalo River -- and both Republicans in the race say they're for the farm.

Appeals ruling favors mother of slain Little Rock TV news anchor

posted: 02/09/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 6

The mother of slain Little Rock television news anchor Anne Pressly may continue her lawsuit against a doctor and hospital workers accused of viewing the reporter's medical records, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

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