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.
posted: 07/02/2014 4:47 a.m.
Early this morning, the Arkansas House of Representatives and Senate passed legislation boosting funding for the public school employees health insurance plan.
posted: 07/01/2014 4:28 a.m.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery would be barred from deploying electronic monitor games until mid-March under a bill that cleared a legislative committee Monday night.
posted: 07/01/2014 3:09 a.m.
Democratic U.S. House of Representatives candidate Patrick Henry Hays on Monday signed a pledge to not accept what he calls "congressional perks" and challenged his Republican opponent French Hill to do so, too.
posted: 06/29/2014 3:43 a.m.
In the special session convening Monday, Arkansas' lawmakers will consider legislation to increase funding for prison beds and for school employees' health insurance. Another bill would prohibit the state lottery from deploying electronic monitor games.
posted: 06/28/2014 3:34 a.m.
In the special session starting Monday, lawmakers will consider legislation to bar the state lottery from offering electronic monitor games, Gov. Mike Beebe said Friday.