LITTLE ROCK — The end of the state legislative session is in sight, House and Senate leaders say.
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LITTLE ROCK — Legislative leaders on Friday unveiled a nearly $5.2 billion budget plan that is similar to the proposed budget Gov. Asa Hutchinson unveiled in January, but with money carved out for a capital gains tax cut and a rainy day fund.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Senate voted Friday to approve a bill that supporters say will protect religious freedoms and opponents say will protect discrimination.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.5 percent in February, according to labor statistic released Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — State legislators gave final passage Thursday to two bills addressing “re-homing” and advanced bills on executions and lottery-funded college scholarships.
LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Thursday advanced a bill to create a pilot program to drug test participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.
WASHINGTON — A high-powered panel of witnesses that included Little Rock businessman Scott Ford urged the Senate Thursday to reject a proposal that would have cut in half U.S. foreign aid that is improving the health and well-being for Africa’s poorest people. The Senate obliged.
LITTLE ROCK — An advocacy group on Thursday called on state lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson to reject a bill it said would send a message to businesses that Arkansas is an intolerant, unwelcoming place to do business.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday named Florida economic development official Mike Preston as the new director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to make calling for or participating in an improper executive session a Class A misdemeanor cleared a House committee Thursday.