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Sean Beherec

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State Capitol Reporter

Recent Stories by Sean Beherec

Police: Suspect in Virginia bus station shooting dead; 3 others hurt

updated: 03/31/2016 4:28 p.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. — A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.

Lottery dials back budget projections

posted: 08/21/2014 4:56 a.m. Discuss

The Arkansas Lottery Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a revised budget that reduces its projection for money raised for scholarships by $3 million to $78.2 million. It also voted to close three regional prize claim centers in a cost-cutting move.

State undecided over filing appeal in tech firm case

posted: 08/21/2014 4:02 a.m. Discuss

The Department of Finance and Administration has not yet decided whether to appeal a $250,000 Arkansas State Claims Commission award to a technology company that offered to help collect tax revenue for the state, the agency's chief counsel said Wednesday.

Decal fee raise said short for prison

posted: 08/20/2014 4:18 a.m. Comments 2

A proposed $2 fee increase on license plate decals would likely not cover the costs to build a new, roughly $100 million prison, an official from the Bureau of Legislative Research told lawmakers Tuesday.

Gubernatorial hopefuls file July finance reports

posted: 08/16/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by more than $30,000 in July, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday with the secretary of state's office.

2 to call for vote to scrap No. 2 job

posted: 08/15/2014 3:07 a.m. Discuss

Sens. Keith Ingram and Jimmy Hickey said Thursday that they will introduce a proposed constitutional amendment during the next legislative session to eliminate the lieutenant governor's office.

19 proposals in report on human trafficking

posted: 08/14/2014 4:08 a.m. Discuss

The state should provide funding to train law enforcement agencies and others in fighting human trafficking and create a board to focus on the issue, according to the final report from the attorney general's task force on human trafficking.

McDaniel to speak at U.N. on racism

posted: 08/13/2014 4:07 a.m. Discuss

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel will speak today before a United Nations committee in Geneva focused on ending racial discrimination.

2 candidates target prison overcrowding

posted: 08/13/2014 4:05 a.m. Discuss

Democratic attorney general candidate Rep. Nate Steel said Tuesday that he plans to address prison overcrowding in a legislative package that he will release in the next couple of weeks.

Justices urged to bury ID law

posted: 08/12/2014 4:09 a.m. Comments 3

The plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging the state's voter-identification law asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday to uphold a lower court's ruling that found the new law unconstitutional.




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