GOP on top, state Senate elects leaders

Lamoureux put at helm after Democrats lose seats

Posted: November 9, 2012 at 1:32 a.m.

Sen. Larry Teague (left), DNashville, talks with new state Senate Pro Tempore Michael Lamoureux, R-Russellville, in the Senate chamber Thursday. Teague will be co-chairman of the joint Budget Committee.

The Arkansas Senate on Thursday elected Senate Republican Whip Michael Lamoureux of Russellville as its leader for 2013 and 2014 — two days after Republicans won control of the chamber for the first time since Reconstruction.

This story is only available from our archives.

Front Section, Pages 1 on 11/09/2012


« Previous Story

Guns case shows ripple effect

Part four in a series A Helena-West Helena man admitted in federal court Thursday that he spent months dealing drugs and illegally building up a small cache of high-powered... Read »

Next Story »

Local contested races in Northwest Arkansas

This is a list of unofficial results in contested races for county and municipal offices and ballot issues in all 75 counties in Tuesday’s general and runoff elections. Inc... Read »