posted: 07/30/2014 5:45 a.m.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday night that he'll give Pulaski County $1,750 for improperly claiming homestead tax credits there, even though the statute of limitations has expired.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:44 a.m.
The chief assessment administrator in the Pulaski County assessor's office said Monday that he should have levied a $1,050 penalty against Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson in 2012 for improperly claiming two homestead property tax credits; state law allows people to receive the credit on only one home.
posted: 07/29/2014 3:09 a.m.
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will invest up to $50 million in an infrastructure fund managed by New York-based Kolhberg Kravis Roberts & Co., the system's trustees decided Monday. The fund could invest in projects such as alternative energy generation, parking garages or tunnel projects.
posted: 07/27/2014 5:29 a.m.
Republican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson took a homestead property tax credit that he wasn't entitled to in Pulaski County, repaying some of the money shortly before he said he intended to run for governor.
posted: 07/25/2014 3:10 a.m.
A legislative committee has signed off on $315,000 in state grants to 21 groups to combat substance abuse among youths after learning that $105,000 of the grant money would go to a Little Rock advertising and public relations firm for advertising.
posted: 07/20/2014 2:55 a.m.
HOT SPRINGS -- With Republicans seeking control of all six of the state's seats in the U.S. Congress and the state's seven constitutional offices in the November general election, Republicans vying for the state's top offices told their party's state convention delegates Saturday that they want to cut taxes, reduce regulation and hold President Barack Obama's administration accountable.
posted: 07/19/2014 2:40 a.m.
Secretary of State Mark Martin's internal communications manager, Alex Reed, has stepped down, nearly three months after he resigned from the Pulaski County Election Commission and was removed as campaign treasurer for Republican congressional candidate Ann Clemmer.
posted: 07/19/2014 2:32 a.m.
The Arkansas Ethics Commission will ask for funds to add three employees to its nine-member staff starting in July 2015, the beginning of a new fiscal year, the commission's director said Friday.
posted: 07/18/2014 3:33 a.m.
The state Department of Higher Education expects to use $1.6 million of the state's rainy-day funds to provide about 160 more Governor's Distinguished Scholarships this year than the 300 or so it usually funds each year, the department's director told lawmakers Thursday.
posted: 07/17/2014 3:54 a.m.
The Arkansas Lottery Commission is considering relocating its Springdale claims center and will soon weigh whether to renew the leases for its claims centers in Camden and Jonesboro.
posted: 07/16/2014 4:40 a.m.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue dipped in fiscal 2014 by $29.5 million from fiscal 2013 to $410.6 million as the amount raised for college scholarships slipped by $8.9 million to $81.4 million.
posted: 07/16/2014 3:45 a.m.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross said Tuesday that he wants tougher sentences for repeat and violent offenders, additional hiring of probation and parole officers and increased spending to combat child abuse and domestic violence.
posted: 07/06/2014 3:46 a.m.
Now that the Legislature has passed a bill imposing a temporary ban on the Arkansas lottery offering electronic monitor games, some lawmakers say they want to explore whether to restructure the lottery and make it part of a state agency that works for the governor.
posted: 07/04/2014 2:29 a.m.
The director of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, Bishop Woosley, has received a 2 percent merit bonus.
posted: 07/03/2014 5:04 a.m.
The state government accumulated a $78.7 million general-revenue surplus in fiscal 2014, which ended Monday.