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Legislative summary

Subscriber onlyThis is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Friday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: www.arkleg.state.ar.us Continue reading...

Act 218 scraps lottery panel

Governor signs; shift immediate

Subscriber onlyWith no fanfare, Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday afternoon privately signed into law legislation abolishing the nine-member Arkansas Lottery Commission and placing his administration in control of the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. Continue reading...

Guns-at-college bill heads to House

Subscriber onlyA legislative committee approved legislation that would require public universities and colleges to allow staff members with concealed-weapon permits to carry firearms on campus. Continue reading...

Cotton pushes for mightier military as deterrent

Subscriber only America needs to spend more on its military to deter attacks, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Thursday. Continue reading...

No pay for 300 in state if plan fails

Subscriber only As many as 300 Arkansans would be expected to work without pay if Congress cannot agree on a plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security by midnight. Continue reading...

House approves eVersity bill, 93-3

Measure on disposing fetal remains OK’d, sent to Senate

Subscriber onlyLawmakers pushed through legislation Thursday to ease the creation of the new Internet university run through the University of Arkansas System. Continue reading...

Bill proposes sub-350-pupil merger waiver

House to vote on measure sparing some consolidation

Subscriber onlyA legislative committee passed a bill Thursday that would allow some Arkansas school districts with enrollment that drops below 350 students to continue to operate independently. Continue reading...

Legislative summary

Subscriber onlyThis is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Thursday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: arkleg.state.ar.us Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyThis is the calendar of public events of the 90th General Assembly for today, the 47th day of the 2015 legislative session. Continue reading...

State directors picked for posts

Workers’ comp, assessment panels get leadership change

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson has appointed Benton County Assessor Bear Chaney as director of the Arkansas Assessment Coordination Department, and the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission has named administrative law judge Barbara Webb as its chief executive officer after the governor asked the commission to consider the option, state officials said Thursday. Continue reading...

Senate panel backs pollution bill

Measure shifts responsibility for plan to elected officials

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas Senate committee Wednesday endorsed legislation that would give Arkansas elected officials responsibility for approving a key pollution-control plan. Continue reading...

Governor inks law to ban telemedicine abortions

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law legislation that requires a physician to be in the room during a chemical abortion. Continue reading...

Legislative summary

Subscriber onlyThis is a summary list of bills (by bill number, lead sponsor and title) introduced through Wednesday in the 90th General Assembly, except for appropriation bills, which, along with other bills and resolutions, may be found at the legislative website: arkleg.state.ar.us Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyThis is the calendar of public events of the 90th General Assembly for today, the 46th day of the 2015 legislative session. Continue reading...

Governor ready to sign bill axing lottery panel

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas House of Representatives on Tuesday sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill to terminate the Arkansas Lottery Commission and require the governor to appoint the lottery director. Continue reading...

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