updated: 01/26/2015 11:01 p.m.
The Arkansas Senate on Monday rejected an attempt to recall from the state House of Representatives a bill approved by the Senate on Thursday that would cut income tax rates for Arkansans with annual taxable incomes between $21,000 and $75,000 and repeal capital-gains income tax cuts approved in 2013.
posted: 01/26/2015 3:32 a.m.
State lawmakers are to get details on Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s proposed fiscal 2016 budget Tuesday, and a House committee is to consider Hutchinson’s proposed $100 million income tax cut Thursday, during the third week of work for the 90th Arkansas General Assembly.
posted: 01/23/2015 3:58 a.m.
The Arkansas Senate on Thursday handily approved legislation trimming income-tax rates for people with taxable incomes between $21,000 and $75,000 and repealing capital-gains tax cuts enacted in 2013.
updated: 01/22/2015 11:29 p.m.
Two of the legislative architects of the private option said Gov. Asa Hutchinson's health care speech Thursday helped the chances of the private-option program being reauthorized by lawmakers.
posted: 01/22/2015 4:55 a.m.
A bill cutting state income-tax rates for Arkansans with taxable incomes of between $21,000 and $75,000 sailed Wednesday through an Arkansas Senate committee.
posted: 01/21/2015 4:24 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday that he'll be able to pay for his proposed $100 million income-tax cut because other state tax revenue will increase, budgets for certain state agencies will be cut and one-time surplus funds will be tapped under his proposed budget for fiscal 2016.
updated: 01/19/2015 10 p.m.
Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin said Monday that he's joined an Alexandria, Va.-based communications firm called Purple Strategies as an Arkansas-based senior adviser for communications and growth strategies for business clients.
updated: 01/18/2015 9:59 p.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed $100 million income tax cut and his speech Thursday on health care policy, including the private option, stand to dominate this week's work in the General Assembly.
updated: 01/17/2015 10:14 p.m.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery sold more scratch-off tickets but fewer draw-game tickets, such as Powerball and Mega Millions, during the first six months of fiscal 2015 compared with the same period in the previous fiscal year.
posted: 01/17/2015 2:36 a.m.
State Senate Republican Leader Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, said Friday that his meetings with federal officials in Washington on Friday about possible waivers for taxpayer-funded health insurance, including the private option, were "productive."
posted: 01/17/2015 1 a.m.
State Senate Republican Leader Jim Hendren, R-Sulphur Springs, said Friday his meetings with federal officials in Washington on Friday about possible waivers for taxpayer-funded health insurance, including the private option, were "productive."
updated: 01/16/2015 2:40 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson plans to meet this morning in Washington with U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to discuss possible changes in federally funded health-care programs, including the state's private option, Hutchinson said Thursday.
updated: 01/15/2015 10:36 p.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson pitched his $100 million income-tax-cut plan to several hundred city officials Thursday, saying it would improve the economy in the state, and he promised to release his proposed fiscal 2016 budget next week.
updated: 01/15/2015 4:21 a.m.
Senate President Pro Tempore Jonathan Dismang, R-Searcy, on Wednesday unveiled details of his bill to enact Gov. Asa Hutchinson's $100 million income tax cut.
updated: 01/15/2015 4:02 a.m.
The state Board of Finance on Wednesday cut the minimum qualifications for four top-ranking positions in the state treasurer's office.