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Spencer Willems

Capitol reporter

Capitol reporter

Recent Stories by Spencer Willems

5 back legislative raise to $25,000

updated: 01/26/2015 7:49 p.m. Discuss

A week away from their deadline, members of the citizen group responsible for setting salaries for elected officials signaled their support for a substantial pay raise for state lawmakers.

Parents await word on child

posted: 01/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of same-sex couples in Arkansas are awaiting the state Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, but that case is not the only same-sex matter before the high court.

5 back legislative raise to $25,000

posted: 01/27/2015 1 a.m. Discuss

LITTLE ROCK -- A week away from their deadline, members of the citizen group responsible for setting salaries for elected officials signaled their support for a substantial pay raise for state lawmakers.

Parents await word on child

updated: 01/25/2015 11:51 p.m. Discuss

Hundreds of same-sex couples in Arkansas are awaiting the state Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, but that case is not the only same-sex matter before the high court.

Parents await word on child

posted: 01/26/2015 3 a.m. Discuss

Hundreds of same-sex couples in Arkansas are awaiting the state Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, but that case is not the only same-sex matter before the high court.

Ethics hearing absolves state AG

posted: 01/24/2015 3:31 a.m. Discuss

A complaint levied against the state's new attorney general by a blogger during the campaign season was dismissed by the state ethics panel Friday.

2 bills seek end of Lee holiday

posted: 01/22/2015 3:50 a.m. Comments 2

A pair of state representatives from different political parties both filed their own legislation that would cut the name of an iconic Confederate general from the state holiday honoring a great civil-rights leader.

Social-media privacy change proposed

updated: 01/21/2015 3:32 a.m. Discuss

A Republican legislator's proposed changes to a state law protecting social-media privacy effectively would undo that privacy, according to a free-speech advocate.

Sponsor drops education bill after chairman vows to fight

posted: 01/21/2015 3:29 a.m. Discuss

A bill crafted to scrap excessive paperwork was tossed out by its sponsor Tuesday morning.

AG office pink slips stir doubt for some

updated: 01/19/2015 11:42 p.m. Comments 15

The state's chief Medicaid fraud investigator, the top consumer protection attorney and a pair of couriers were just some of the employees dismissed last week when Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge took office.

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