posted: 03/31/2015 1 a.m.
LITTLE ROCK -- A proposed law that would have made it easier for Arkansans to see who's giving campaign money to the state's highest elected officials appears stalled as the General Assembly winds down this week.
updated: 03/23/2015 11:17 p.m.
A proposed bill to reveal the names of individual donors to so-called "dark-money" political campaign ads -- like those that drew criticism in the final weeks of an Arkansas Supreme Court race last year -- failed in a voice vote Monday in a state House committee.
updated: 03/19/2015 3:49 a.m.
Arkansas legislators are considering more than two dozen proposed laws that would limit the state's traditionally strong Freedom of Information Act, which opens most government meetings and records to public access.
posted: 03/12/2015 3:09 a.m.
A bill to make it easier for the public to see who's bankrolling Arkansas' most high-profile political campaigns failed in its first committee vote Wednesday.
posted: 02/07/2015 3:11 a.m.
State health officials have settled a federal lawsuit that demanded Arkansas' Medicaid program provide a high-priced drug to cystic fibrosis patients afflicted with a rare form of the deadly disease.
updated: 02/02/2015 10:36 p.m.
Arkansas voters and researchers would no longer be forced to leaf through stacks of paper reports to learn who's bankrolling candidates for the state's highest-profile offices, under legislation introduced Monday.
updated: 01/18/2015 3:11 a.m.
In the past 15 years, more than $1.2 million in campaign gifts to candidates for Arkansas' most powerful political offices have originated with one man: Fort Smith nursing home owner Michael Morton.
posted: 12/28/2014 4:32 a.m.
Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson and two Arkansas legislators say they'll push for new state laws in January to make it easier for the public to learn who is bankrolling the state's biggest political campaigns.
posted: 11/16/2014 5:30 a.m.
Arkansas voters surprised almost everyone Nov. 4 when they endorsed a constitutional amendment that bars state political candidates from accepting campaign money from corporations.
posted: 11/02/2014 2:51 a.m.
More than $2 of every $3 donated directly to the campaigns of Arkansas' U.S. Senate candidates have come from people and interests outside the state, according to an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette review of federal campaign contribution records.
posted: 10/26/2014 3:10 a.m.
More than $7 million in campaign donations flowed into Arkansas' U.S. Senate contest between incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor and Republican Tom Cotton over the past 15 weeks.
updated: 10/19/2014 3:33 a.m.
A Tennessee-based housing and resort developer -- along with his companies, executives and family -- is the largest donor so far to Arkansas' gubernatorial race between Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross.
posted: 09/28/2014 3:33 a.m.
Members of two of Arkansas' wealthiest families -- Stephens in Little Rock and Murphy in El Dorado -- are among the largest contributors so far to the state's nationally important U.S. Senate contest between Democrat Mark Pryor and Republican Tom Cotton.
posted: 08/17/2014 3:35 a.m.
Arkansas ranks as one of the most difficult states for the public to learn who's donating campaign money to candidates for state office -- especially in the biggest, most-talked-about races.
posted: 08/17/2014 3:08 a.m.
In 2006, Louisiana's system for disclosing candidates' campaign contributions to the public looked a lot like Arkansas'.