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Hutchinson backs college funding shift

posted: 07/27/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he supports a proposed outcomes-based funding formula for the state's colleges and universities that the state's Higher Education Coordinating Board will consider Friday.

Candidates pile up cash in fall race

updated: 07/24/2016 4:34 a.m. Discuss

An eastern Arkansas candidate for the state Senate -- Rep. David Wallace -- has the largest campaign war chest among all legislative candidates, and he achieved this by lending his campaign more than $105,000, according to the latest campaign-finance reports.

Pay raise boosts carry-over cash

updated: 07/24/2016 4:13 a.m. Discuss

State Sen. John Cooper, R-Jonesboro, has the largest campaign war chest among unopposed legislative candidates, according to the latest campaign-finance reports.

Three claim interest in Democratic nod for House District 9

posted: 07/24/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

Teacher Candace Jeffress of Crossett said Thursday that she wants to be the Democratic nominee in House District 9 in the Nov. 8 general election, and former state Rep. Johnnie Bolin of Crossett said he is leaning toward seeking the nomination.

Lampkin exits race in House

posted: 07/21/2016 3:48 a.m. Discuss

State Rep. Sheilla Lampkin, D-Monticello, won't be a candidate on the Nov. 8 general election ballot because she has cancer, her husband, Damon Lampkin, said Wednesday.

Governor’s aide to head agency

posted: 07/21/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s senior adviser, Betty Guhman, started work Tuesday as the interim director of the Youth Services Division, state officials said Tuesday.

Teacher fund OKs $100 million plan

posted: 07/21/2016 1 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System’s board of trustees Tuesday authorized the investment of up to $100 million in a fund managed by Stephens Inc. of Little Rock and Neuberger Berman Alternative Advisers LLC of New York City.

Hutchinson's aide to head youth agency

posted: 07/20/2016 5:45 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's senior adviser, Betty Guhman, started work Tuesday as the interim director of the Youth Services Division, state officials said Tuesday.

Teacher fund OKs $100M investment

posted: 07/20/2016 3:46 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's board of trustees Tuesday authorized the investment of up to $100 million in a fund managed by Stephens Inc. of Little Rock and Neuberger Berman Alternative Advisers LLC of New York City.

Marijuana proposal's backers raise $16,401

posted: 07/19/2016 5:45 a.m. Comment 1

Arkansans for Compassionate Care -- a ballot committee promoting a proposed initiated act to legalize medical marijuana -- received $12,500 from Washington, D.C.-based New Approach PAC last month, the ballot committee reported Monday.

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