LITTLE ROCK — Unusually severe weather and limited manpower and equipment hampered efforts to clear backed-up traffic that left some interstate highway travelers stranded overnight earlier this month, state highway and police officials told a legislative panel Tuesday.
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LITTLE ROCK — The House and Senate approved identical versions of the state budget bill Tuesday, clearing the way for both chambers to give each other’s bills final approval and wrap up the work of the fiscal session on Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — A jury found former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner guilty on all counts at the conclusion Tuesday of her five-day trial on federal extortion and bribery charges.
LITTLE ROCK — The jury in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner’s extortion and bribery trial viewed Monday a hidden-camera video of Shoffner accepting one of her infamous pie-box deliveries of cash from a broker.
LITTLE ROCK — Poultry processing company Peco Foods said Monday it will spend about $165 million to build new facilities in Clay and Randolph counties in northeastern Arkansas and create about 1,000 new jobs.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislature passed one non-budget bill issue in this fiscal session, and some lawmakers say they didn’t quite get it right.
LITTLE ROCK — The jury in former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner’s bribery and extortion trial heard a recording Friday in which Shoffner tells a broker that she lied under oath about receiving money from him and will take the truth to her grave.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel endorsed a bill Friday that sets out a $5 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
LITTLE ROCK — A legislative panel on Thursday endorsed a plan to spend nearly $22 million of the state’s projected $125 million budget surplus, settling on a handful of the more than $90 million in projects that legislators and Gov. Mike Beebe had proposed.
LITTLE ROCK — A former subordinate of former Arkansas treasurer Martha Shoffner testified in federal court Thursday that she warned Shoffner that placing a large portion of the state’s bond business in the hands of one broker would raise red flags with auditors, but that Shoffner shrugged off her concerns.