PINE BLUFF — A spokesman for Democratic 4th Congressional District candidate James Lee Witt said Tuesday there is no merit to state GOP allegations that Witt improperly used his influence to win a contract for the consulting firm he founded.
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LITTLE ROCK — Conflicting decisions Tuesday by two federal appellate panels regarding implementation of part of Affordable Care Act will have no immediate effect on Arkansans who have obtained health care coverage under the law, state officials said Tuesday.
LITTLE ROCK — Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office on Tuesday defended its decision to set July 7 as the deadline to submit petitions in support of ballot initiatives.
WASHINGTON — An annual softball game between Arkansas’s two Senate staffs here ended with another victory for “Booze Your Daddy.”
LITTLE ROCK — An annual report ranks Arkansas 41st in the nation in the overall well-being of its children, down from 40th last year, and shows that child poverty has increased in the state, although gains have been made in health care coverage and education.
LITTLE ROCK — A group that opposes a proposed constitutional amendment to allow statewide alcohol sales asked Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office Monday not to certify the proposal for the November ballot.
LITTLE ROCK — Democratic candidate for state treasurer Karen Sealy Garcia on Monday unveiled a “code of ethics” she said she would establish for employees of the treasurer’s office and vendors who do business with the office.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Board of Correction on Monday approved an agreement with Pulaski County to begin leasing space in an effort to reduce a backlog of state prisoners in county jails.
FORT SMITH — Crawford County Prosecuting Attorney Marc McCune doesn’t intend to respond to a defense motion seeking to remove him from the Rickey Dale Newman murder case, because the case is stayed until a judge’s order regarding Newman’s competence to stand trial is withdrawn or superseded.
FORT SMITH — Fort Smith remains at the top of the Arkansas Tech Business Index for the second straight month.