updated: 05/21/2015 4:15 a.m.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that he is seeking the Arkansas Legislature's approval next week for an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin compete for a federal defense contract in Camden.
posted: 05/22/2015 3:40 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday that his proposal to merge four small state agencies into three other larger agencies could save taxpayers about $10 million over five years.
updated: 05/21/2015 4:04 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday night signed a proclamation calling lawmakers to a special session starting Tuesday to consider authorizing a bond issue to lure a defense contract to south Arkansas, shift the state's presidential and other primary elections from May to March and merge four agencies into other agencies.
posted: 05/21/2015 3:18 a.m.
The Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System's investments increased in value by $149 million in the past quarter to $7.81 billion, an investment consultant told the system's board of trustees Wednesday.
updated: 05/20/2015 3:59 a.m.
The state's budget administrator, Brandon Sharp, was terminated Monday afternoon by state Department of Finance and Administration Director Larry Walther, Walther said Tuesday.
posted: 05/19/2015 3:15 a.m.
The spouses of state Senate Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee Chairman Cecile Bledsoe, R-Rogers, and state Rep. Fred Love, D-Little Rock, will start work soon for the state Department of Health after the Legislative Council signed off on hiring them.
updated: 05/12/2015 3:39 a.m.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is calling the Arkansas Legislature back for a special session aimed at creating incentives to lure a defense contract to the state, he announced Monday.
updated: 05/09/2015 8:55 p.m.
The number of state employees who earn at least $100,000 a year increased by 119 this fiscal year to 2,585.
posted: 05/08/2015 2:24 a.m.
A legislative panel Thursday signed off on requests from the state's education commissioner and the former interim superintendent of the Little Rock School District for the Division of Legislative Audit to conduct an audit of the district for the fiscal year ending June 30 and subsequent fiscal years.
updated: 05/07/2015 4:14 a.m.
Gov. Asa Hutchinson's administration Wednesday increased the state's general-revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 by $79.3 million to $6.39 billion, but reduced the forecast for fiscal 2016 by $175.6 million to $6.33 billion.
posted: 05/07/2015 1 a.m.
State Treasurer Dennis Milligan reversed a decision to have required employees to delete email after 30 days, after receiving negative reactions from members of the press.
updated: 05/06/2015 4:14 a.m.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee on Tuesday launched his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination by saying he wants to lead the nation to "higher ground" and stressing his blue-collar roots.
posted: 05/06/2015 3:32 a.m.
State Treasurer Dennis Milligan reversed a decision that would have required employees to delete emails after 30 days, after receiving negative reactions from some members of the press.
posted: 05/05/2015 3:04 a.m.
Fueled by rising individual income tax collections, Arkansas' general revenue in April surged by $56.5 million from a year ago to $801.2 million.
posted: 05/05/2015 2:38 a.m.
The Arkansas Teacher Retirement System has sold the Woodland Heights retirement center in Little Rock to the Woodland Heights AL Real Estate LLC for $16.8 million, system Executive Director George Hopkins said Monday.