posted: 09/25/2016 3:55 a.m.
Hot Springs Democrat Jerry Rephan promised to introduce legislation next year to raise the state’s minimum wage from $8.50 to $10 an hour, if he’s elected in House District 25 in the Nov. 8 general election.
posted: 09/22/2016 5:45 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Wednesday proposed an overhaul of the state's pay plan for about 26,000 full-time employees, which is projected to cost an additional $56.3 million in the next fiscal year.
posted: 09/21/2016 5:45 a.m.
A legislative panel Tuesday signed off on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's requests to transfer $3 million in rainy-day funds to the Arkansas School for the Blind and Arkansas School for the Deaf for building improvements.
posted: 09/18/2016 3:03 a.m.
In his bid to oust Rep. Richard Womack of Arkadelphia, Democrat Richard Bright says the Republican incumbent has lost touch with his constituents in House District 18.
posted: 09/16/2016 3:33 a.m.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating an Arkansas Legislative Audit report regarding former state Department of Career Education Director Bill Walker, department Director Charisse Childers said Thursday.
posted: 09/16/2016 3:25 a.m.
The Arkansas Ethics Commission is investigating a complaint alleging that state Rep. Mark Lowery, R-Maumelle, violated state law by filing campaign-finance reports late several times and failing to file two other campaign-finance reports.
posted: 09/15/2016 5:27 a.m.
Boyce Hamlet, director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Enforcement Division, has agreed to pay a $100 fine and receive a public letter of caution in a settlement with the Arkansas Ethics Commission of a complaint filed against him, commission records show.
posted: 09/14/2016 3:19 a.m.
University of Central Arkansas officials on Tuesday proposed a pilot program to help parolees obtain jobs by using trained career counselors who are graduate students to provide individual counseling of one hour a week until the parolees are hired.
posted: 09/13/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue in August totaled $35 million, a $3.8 million increase from a year ago, the lottery reported Monday.
updated: 09/13/2016 3:53 a.m.
Forty state lawmakers have joined the efforts of a committee fighting a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize three casinos in Arkansas' southwest and northwest, the group said Monday.
posted: 09/11/2016 2:59 a.m.
In her rematch with Republican state Rep. Mike Holcomb, Democrat Dorothy Hall says she wants to improve the reading levels of young students and increase access to pre-kindergarten programs. She also said Holcomb isn’t doing much to help the House district in southeast Arkansas.
posted: 09/08/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery has promoted its deputy director of security and compliance, Angela Springer, to security director, effective next Monday, lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday.
posted: 09/07/2016 5:45 a.m.
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System's investments dropped in value by $572 million last fiscal year to $14.4 billion during stock market turbulence, according to the system's investment consultant.
posted: 09/07/2016 3:19 a.m.
The Committee to Protect Arkansas' Values/Stop Casinos Now and two of its members Tuesday asked the Arkansas Supreme Court to order that any ballots cast not be counted on a proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize three casinos in southwest and Northwest Arkansas.
posted: 09/06/2016 2:58 a.m.
LONOKE -- After five elections to the Lonoke County Quorum Court as a Democrat during the past 10 years, businessman Roger Lynch of Lonoke is running as a Republican in his bid to beat Democratic state Rep. Camille Bennett of Scott in the Nov. 8 general election.