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Recent Stories by Michael R. Wickline

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System chief's role in suit flagged

posted: 07/15/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 2

Some state lawmakers are raising questions and seeking more information about the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's participation in class-action lawsuits.

Arkansas governor backs proposal to shield suppliers of execution drug

posted: 07/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he supports a state prison proposal to extend the state law protecting the identities of execution drug suppliers to the drug manufacturers and the related paperwork.

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery tops $91M for state students; year’s revenue at record $500M

updated: 07/11/2018 11:30 a.m. Comments 3

The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery raised $91.9 million for college scholarships in the fiscal year that ended June 30 -- the third-largest amount that it's raised in nine years of operation.

Ex-official at Arkansas school settles complaint over using computer for political campaign

posted: 07/11/2018 4:30 a.m. Discuss

In a settlement of an ethics complaint, a former official of the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences & the Arts has agreed that she unintentionally violated state law by using her school computer and email account to send and receive emails about her husband's campaign for state representative.

Group submits petitions calling for term limits in state

posted: 07/07/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

The sponsors of a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit state lawmakers to serving 10 years said Friday that they have collected more than 135,000 signatures of registered voters in their attempt to qualify their measure for the Nov. 6 general election ballot.

Casino backers turn in 96,170 names

updated: 07/07/2018 4:17 a.m. Comments 4

Proponents of a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to license four casinos said they turned in petitions Friday with more than 96,000 signatures of registered voters.

Arkansas Senate looking to video stream sessions, panel meetings

posted: 07/05/2018 4:30 a.m. Comments 5

When the Arkansas House of Representatives started video streaming its meetings eight years ago, then-state Sen. Shane Broadway, D-Bryant, said the Senate had no plans to do the same.

Arkansas senators in new panel on ethics get to work

posted: 06/29/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The state Senate's newly formed ethics committee picked its leaders Thursday and then began asking about the particulars of that chamber's revised ethics rules, approved last week by senators.

Arkansas tax-cut panel looks at raising levies on alcohol, cigarette packs; 3 plans sent to consultant

posted: 06/27/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

The Legislature's tax overhaul task force on Tuesday voted to send three plans to cut individual income taxes to a consultant for its review.

3 senators round out Arkansas ethics panel membership

posted: 06/27/2018 4:30 a.m. Comment 1

Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, has appointed Larry Teague, Lance Eads and Ricky Hill to complete the membership of the eight-member Select Committee on Senate Ethics, Dismang said Tuesday.

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