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Kill state liquor bill, group's filing asks

Subscriber onlyAn attorney for Little Rock law firm Friday, Eldredge & Clark, LLP, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mark Martin's office Monday, asking him to not certify a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize statewide alcohol sales. Continue reading...

$100 million for new prison to go before legislators in '15

Subscriber onlyState corrections officials told a joint legislative committee Thursday that they will ask the Legislature for funding during next year's session to build a new prison that would cost up to $100 million. Continue reading...

Finance reports are filed in races

Ross raises more than Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Continue reading...

Arkansan helps pick '16 GOP host city

Party’s convention set for Cleveland; Barnett said 1st from state on site panel

Subscriber onlyThe Republican National Committee group that selected Cleveland as the site for the party's 2016 national convention included a longtime Arkansas Republican with five decades of national convention experience. Continue reading...

Endangered birds found dead on island

U.S., state agencies launch investigation to find gunman who shot terns

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are investigating the illegal killing of endangered birds on the Arkansas River this summer. Continue reading...

Legislative panel rejects $460,000 for ex-inmate

Subscriber onlyA legislative subcommittee Tuesday rejected a $460,000 Claims Commission award to a former Clark County man who served more than 11 years in prison before a special prosecutor dropped the charges against him. Continue reading...

Signatures in to add alcohol, wage to ballot

Subscriber onlyGroups supporting proposed ballot measures to allow statewide alcohol sales and raise Arkansas' minimum wage submitted signatures to the secretary of state's office Monday -- the last day to do so to get on the ballot this year. Continue reading...

Job training moves up on state agenda

Development chief says workforce skills often come up short for industry

Subscriber onlyPolitical leaders from both parties are talking about workforce training and say it'll be a priority when the General Assembly convenes early next year. Continue reading...

Bills adopted in session get Beebe's name

He signs into law measures on insurance, jails, lottery

Subscriber onlyGov. Mike Beebe on Thursday signed into law the handful of bills approved during this week's special legislative session, aimed at boosting funding for state school employee health insurance and reducing jail crowding. Continue reading...

Session's site shift to bump up costs

Old State House extras add to tab

Subscriber onlyThe cost of this week's special session is expected to be higher than the Legislature's three-day session in October because the House chambers were unavailable because of renovations, officials said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Last 3 workers at Darr's old office wrap up

Ex-employees staying mum on future after Capitol exit

Subscriber onlyThe remaining three employees who served under former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepped down, as promised, Monday, five months after their boss's resignation. Continue reading...

Lawmakers return to old Capitol

Renovation spurs House move today

Subscriber onlyThe House of Representatives will return to the Old State House today to tackle substantial legislation there for the first time in more than 100 years. Continue reading...

Justices uphold 2 murder convictions

Jury form in ’93 killing, surprise testimony in ’13 fail to change outcomes

Subscriber onlyA divided Arkansas Supreme Court upheld two murder convictions Thursday in separate cases out of Pulaski County. Continue reading...

State gets $450,000 from SunTrust deal

Subscriber onlySunTrust Mortgage Inc. has reached a nearly $1 billion settlement with the federal government and 49 states, including Arkansas, after an investigation into allegations of misconduct by the lender. Continue reading...

Dates set, session awaits Beebe nod

Subscriber onlyHouse and Senate leaders Monday said they have agreed on the dates for a special session next week but are still awaiting a formal proclamation from the governor. Continue reading...

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