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School board candidates to begin filing for May elections

Subscriber onlyThe school board candidate filing period begins at noon Thursday for Arkansas school boards that have decided to hold board elections in conjunction with this year's May 22 preferential primary. Continue reading...

Special session in plans for state; governor seeks to tackle 2 issues

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson announced plans on Monday to call lawmakers into a special session later this year to deal with two issues that he and legislative leaders say are of immediate concern. Continue reading...

Arkansan ushered in guns-research curbs, came to regret 1990s push that halted CDC firearms-violence studies

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- As the victims of the latest mass shooting are mourned and buried, some Americans say it's time to revisit the Dickey Amendment, legislative language that has hampered government-funded research on gun violence prevention for more than two decades. Continue reading...

Candidate filing time at hand in Arkansas for 173 seats

State, U.S., judicial positions in mix

Subscriber onlyAfter months of talk, the time has come to put pen to form: Filing starts Thursday for Arkansans seeking to run for the 173 state and federal offices on the ballot this year. Continue reading...

Former Arkansas TV newsman digging White House work

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump apparently is pleased with the work of Hogan Gidley, his deputy press secretary and a former Arkansas TV newsman who grew up in El Dorado. Continue reading...

Arkansas governor asked to call extra session on 2 topics

Subscriber onlyArkansas' House and Senate leaders on Friday asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to call a special legislative session to take place after the ongoing fiscal session adjourns to consider bills on regulating pharmacy benefit managers and amending the law on open containers of alcoholic beverages in vehicles. Continue reading...

Hill plan on titles passes in House

Bill resets forms’ insurance listing

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- A bill by U.S. Rep. French Hill altering title insurance premium disclosures passed the U.S. House of Representatives this week, part of a legislative package that garnered considerable bipartisan support. Continue reading...

99 Arkansas House members sign up for sex-harassment course

Subscriber onlyAll 99 current members of the Arkansas House of Representatives attended or signed up to attend a voluntary harassment-prevention training course, according to House staff members. Continue reading...

Hutchinson leading gubernatorial foes in latest finance reports

Subscriber onlyRepublican Gov. Asa Hutchinson raised about $292,000 in contributions last month for his re-election campaign, while Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jared Henderson raised about $65,000, they reported on Thursday. Continue reading...

Arkansas panel advances proposal to add parole officers

Subscriber onlyA proposal that would add 30 positions to the state Department of Community Correction in the coming fiscal year cleared a legislative panel Thursday over the objections of the state's budget director. Continue reading...

Late Arkansas House parliamentarian honored

Subscriber onlyHouse Speaker Jeremy Gillam, R-Judsonia, with the support of some of his predecessors, put forward a memorial resolution Thursday to honor late Parliamentarian Tim Massanelli. Continue reading...

Fixes to state gun law on way, legislator says

Rules on campus-carry course at issue

Subscriber onlyA Senate Republican who helped usher last year's guns-on-campus law through the Legislature said Wednesday that he's reached an agreement with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to address conservatives' lingering concerns about the legislation. Continue reading...

House panel's GOP side praises Trump's budget

Subscriber only In the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, Republicans repeatedly praised President Donald Trump and his fiscal 2019 budget, which envisions $984 billion in deficit spending next fiscal year. Continue reading...

Little Rock Democrat now pursues state's No. 2 job

Subscriber onlyAnthony Bland of Little Rock announced Wednesday that he would seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor this year instead of secretary of state, as he had announced last May. Continue reading...

$4.5M more sought to pay county jails

Subscriber onlyThe Joint Budget Committee authorized the drafting of legislation to provide $4.65 million in supplemental general revenue funding to two state agencies at Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request. Continue reading...

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