posted: 09/30/2014 3:13 a.m.
Congressional candidates French Hill and Patrick Henry Hays and Hays' Democratic allies stepped up their criticism of each other Monday about Hays' television ad on former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner's investments in state bonds through Hill's bank and campaign contributions made by Hill and his bank to Shoffner.
posted: 09/28/2014 3 a.m.
In his rematch with state Sen. Robert Thompson, D-Paragould, Corning Republican Blake Johnson is panning Thompson for voting against voter-ID legislation and supporting Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's vetoes of two anti-abortion measures.
posted: 09/27/2014 3:10 a.m.
The amicable television ad campaigns for 2nd Congressional District candidates Patrick Hays and French Hill ended this week.
posted: 09/27/2014 2:19 a.m.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is “the perfect kind of partner that we need to better fight poverty,” U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, said Wednesday before speaking to about 300 people at a fundraiser for Hutchinson.
posted: 09/26/2014 3:04 a.m.
BENTON — Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson is “the perfect kind of partner that we need to better fight poverty,” U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Republican vice presidential candidate in 2012, said Wednesday before speaking to about 300 people at a fundraiser for Hutchinson.
posted: 09/25/2014 4:46 a.m.
Four Arkansas lottery commissioners are questioning a proposal in which the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery would pay for half of the cost of a consultant hired by the Legislative Council to review the lottery and make recommendations to improve it.
posted: 09/23/2014 3:09 a.m.
In a contentious battle in Senate District 19, state Rep. James McLean, D-Batesville, and former Rep. Linda Collins-Smith, R-Pocahontas, disagree on the state's private-option health insurance program for low-income Arkansans and on Common Core education standards in Arkansas.
posted: 09/21/2014 2:30 a.m.
CONWAY -- Conway Democrat Tyler Pearson says he's got a shot at ousting state Sen. Jason Rapert, R-Bigelow, in Senate District 35 because Rapert campaigned on a moderate platform two years ago and Rapert hasn't heeded it.
posted: 09/20/2014 3:31 a.m.
Gubernatorial candidates Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson jousted Friday night about their tax-cut plans, their records in Congress and negative campaign ads during a debate that Hutchinson called "a little heated."
posted: 09/19/2014 4:40 a.m.
A proposed contract for a consultant to review the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery sailed through a legislative panel Thursday after state Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana, said the study "will help us help turn the lottery around."
posted: 09/18/2014 4:55 a.m.
The consultant that lawmakers are considering hiring without seeking bids to review the Arkansas Lottery asked its commission in August to extend its deadline for submitting a bid to conduct a separate performance audit, lottery records show.
posted: 09/18/2014 4:01 a.m.
Arkansas State University will allow any football player who wishes to voluntarily place a NCAA-compliant sticker on his helmet to memorialize two deceased members of the football program, ASU officials said in a letter released Wednesday night.
posted: 09/17/2014 3:53 a.m.
For the second day in a row, several hundred protesters filled sidewalks and streets outside Little Rock politicians' offices, seeking support for disability rights in Arkansas.
posted: 09/17/2014 3:50 a.m.
In its bid to keep majority control of the state House of Representatives, the state House Republican Caucus wants to improve workforce development, place certain limits on lawsuits and possibly trim unemployment benefits.
posted: 09/16/2014 4:21 a.m.
Aided by fundraisers featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson raised about $50,000 more in contributions than Democratic gubernatorial nominee Mike Ross in August, according to campaign finance reports filed Monday.