posted: 04/01/2015 4:18 a.m.
A bill that supporters say advances religious freedom got final approval in the Arkansas House on Tuesday, sparking protests from opponents who say the legislation can be used to discriminate against gays.
posted: 04/01/2015 3:46 a.m.
A bill designed to correct what critics see as deficiencies in the new curriculum standards for the study of history in public schools won committee approval Tuesday.
updated: 03/30/2015 10:45 p.m.
Legislation known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act moved a step closer to becoming law Monday even as opponents continued to apply pressure from both inside and outside the state for Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto House Bill 1228.
updated: 03/28/2015 2:41 a.m.
A bill that would grant paid maternity leave to pregnant state employees failed Friday in an Arkansas Senate committee and will go to an interim committee for further study.
posted: 03/28/2015 2:33 a.m.
A bill requiring Arkansas public institutions of higher learning to fly the American and Arkansas flags on their campuses passed a state legislative committee with flying colors Friday.
posted: 03/25/2015 4:35 a.m.
Continuing uncertainty over the future of the Federal Highway Trust Fund has forced state highway officials to suspend 56 construction projects totaling an estimated $112 million from its April bid letting.
posted: 03/24/2015 2:59 a.m.
The second phase of work on curves on U.S. 278 in Drew County, which was sparked by the death of a 21-year-old woman in a traffic crash, began Monday, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.
posted: 03/22/2015 4:34 a.m.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, frustrated in finding new revenue for road maintenance earlier in the session of the Arkansas Legislature, now wants authority to shed little-used highways from the 16,000-mile system because without new money, it says, it no longer can afford to maintain all the roads.
updated: 03/19/2015 11:21 p.m.
Raising taxes, or creating new ones, hasn't been a hallmark of the legislative session that began in January, but the House Public Transportation Committee found an exception Thursday. Sort of.
posted: 03/19/2015 3:33 a.m.
A bill that would have ended the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, exam was amended in a way Wednesday that its sponsor said will make it more difficult to kill the test.
posted: 03/19/2015 3:04 a.m.
Preparations for replacement of the Broadway Bridge over the Arkansas River in Pulaski County will require the access ramps to and from Arkansas 10, also called La Harpe Boulevard, to be closed and removed, starting next week, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said.
posted: 03/18/2015 3:18 a.m.
Increasing property or sales taxes is the only potential avenue available to raise enough money to provide dedicated funding to Central Arkansas Transit Authority, a consultant told the agency's board of directors Tuesday.
posted: 03/17/2015 2:55 a.m.
Morril Harriman, chief of staff under former Gov. Mike Beebe, has joined the Little Rock law firm of Mitchell, Williams, Selig, Gates & Woodyard.
updated: 03/15/2015 11:39 p.m.
Don't expect to see a lot of big trucks barreling down the interstate at 70 mph.
posted: 03/14/2015 2:24 a.m.
The state's largest airport will spend up to $2.8 million to install a state-of-the-art parking access and revenue control system.