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For wrongly convicted, no state payout

posted: 07/28/2014 3:54 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas is one of 20 states without a law providing compensation to people who are wrongfully convicted and imprisoned.

Kill state liquor bill, group's filing asks

posted: 07/22/2014 3:35 a.m. Discuss

An attorney for Little Rock law firm Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mark Martin's office Monday, asking him to not certify a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize statewide alcohol sales.

$100 million for new prison to go before legislators in '15

posted: 07/18/2014 3:55 a.m. Comments 9

State corrections officials told a joint legislative committee Thursday that they will ask the Legislature for funding during next year's session to build a new prison that would cost up to $100 million.

Finance reports are filed in races

posted: 07/16/2014 3:50 a.m. Discuss

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office.

Arkansan helps pick '16 GOP host city

posted: 07/14/2014 2:46 a.m. Discuss

The Republican National Committee group that selected Cleveland as the site for the party's 2016 national convention included a longtime Arkansas Republican with five decades of national convention experience.

Endangered birds found dead on island

posted: 07/10/2014 3:30 a.m. Discuss

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating the illegal killing of endangered birds on the Arkansas River this summer.

Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

posted: 07/09/2014 4:46 a.m. Comments 2

A legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him.

Signatures in to add alcohol, wage to ballot

posted: 07/08/2014 3:58 a.m. Comment 1

Groups supporting proposed ballot measures to allow statewide alcohol sales and raise Arkansas' minimum wage submitted signatures to the secretary of state's office Monday -- the last day to do so to get on the ballot this year.

Job training moves up on state agenda

posted: 07/05/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

Political leaders from both parties are talking about workforce training and say it'll be a priority when the General Assembly convenes early next year.

Bills adopted in session get Beebe's name

posted: 07/04/2014 2:29 a.m. Discuss

Gov. Mike Beebe on Thursday signed into law the handful of bills approved during this week's special legislative session, aimed at boosting funding for state school employee health insurance and reducing jail crowding.

Session's site shift to bump up costs

posted: 07/03/2014 4:19 a.m. Discuss

The cost of this week's special session is expected to be higher than the Legislature's three-day session in October because the House chambers were unavailable because of renovations, officials said Wednesday.

Last 3 workers at Darr's old office wrap up

posted: 07/01/2014 3:12 a.m. Discuss

The remaining three employees who served under former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepped down, as promised, Monday, five months after their boss's resignation.

Lawmakers return to old Capitol

posted: 06/30/2014 4:08 a.m. Discuss

The House of Representatives will return to the Old State House today to tackle substantial legislation there for the first time in more than 100 years.

Justices uphold 2 murder convictions

posted: 06/27/2014 2:35 a.m. Discuss

A divided Arkansas Supreme Court upheld two murder convictions Thursday in separate cases out of Pulaski County.

State gets $450,000 from SunTrust deal

posted: 06/25/2014 4:34 a.m. Discuss

SunTrust Mortgage Inc. has reached a nearly $1 billion settlement with the federal government and 49 states, including Arkansas, after an investigation into allegations of misconduct by the lender.

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