State lawmakers set for abbreviated week House Speaker Matthew Shepherd said lawmakers are to begin diving into their full legislative duties this week, despite a shortened work schedule. by John Moritz
Legislative calendar The calendar of public events of the 93rd General Assembly for Tuesday, the ninth day of the 2021 regular session.
Masks, distancing among procedures, rules House OKs The Arkansas House on Thursday approved its rules, which this session include rules for safety and committee procedures amid the covid-19 pandemic. by Rachel Herzog
Need-based student aid backed by Hutchinson Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Thursday he supports the creation of needs-based scholarship program in this regular legislative session and he asked school district superintendents to back this initiative. by Michael R. Wickline
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Bill proposed to split state's public, private school teams Once the dust finally settled on the 2020 football season and this year's Arkansas Activities Association state championships had been handed out, Rep. Jim Woot... by Mitchell Gladstone - January 15, 2021
Venezuelan street artist seeks to inspire CARACAS, Venezuela -- The glowing face of one of Venezuela's greatest athletes seems to invigorate a corner of the country's decaying capital, a splash of color... January 15, 2021
State Capitol briefs The Legislature returns to work Tuesday after taking today and Monday off. by Rachel Herzog, John Moritz, Michael R. Wickline - January 15, 2021
Arkansas Senate committee backs second try at stand-ground bill Senate Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday to remove the duty to retreat from Arkansas' self-defense laws, a significant first step in enacting a "stand ... by John Moritz - January 14, 2021
State panel endorses emergency rules for virus safety The Arkansas House Rules Committee on Wednesday recommended the House approve emergency rules that would require representatives, staff members and others who a... by Michael R. Wickline - January 14, 2021
STATE CAPITOL BRIEFS: Marion lawmaker positive for virus | House advances appropriation bill Marion lawmaker positive for virus by Michael R. Wickline - January 14, 2021
Calendar The calendar of public events of the 93rd General Assembly for today, the fourth day of the 2021 regular session. January 14, 2021
'Stand your ground' bill clears state Senate committee Senate Republicans advanced legislation Wednesday that would remove the duty to retreat from Arkansas' self-defense laws, clearing a hurdle for the proposal tha... by John Moritz - January 13, 2021
LATEST: State Senate rejects mask proposal The House unanimously voted on Monday to re-elect House Speaker Matthew Shepherd, R- El Dorado, to lead the lower chamber. by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - January 11, 2021
QUIZ: How much do you know about the state Legislature? Test your knowledge of Arkansas politics. by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - January 11, 2021
Covid-19 on minds as session to begin; state lawmakers convening today When the Arkansas General Assembly convenes at noon today during a once-in-a-century pandemic, the first-day ceremonies will be the same, but they'll be taking ... by Rachel Herzog - January 11, 2021