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Arkansas elected officials' pay due to go up

Subscriber onlyThe salaries of state government elected officials will increase by 3 percent later this year, barring some unforeseen issue arising during a two-week public comment period. Continue reading...

Funds for scoreboard at North Little Rock's Verizon Arena OK'd over protest

$100,000 for arena’s project rankles JP

Subscriber onlyAfter he cast a no vote, a Pulaski County Quorum Court member left the Tuesday night meeting to protest spending $100,000 toward replacing Verizon Arena's scoreboard. Continue reading...

3 candidates for Arkansas Supreme Court address high workload

Subscriber onlySpeaking to an assembly of attorneys -- of the GOP variety -- the questions for three Arkansas Supreme Court candidates Tuesday steered toward a particular point: the workload for those who appear before the court. Continue reading...

Pay raises for 5 elected Pulaski County officials clear Quorum Court

Subscriber onlyProposed pay raises for Pulaski County's five elected officials sailed through the Quorum Court on Tuesday night with little discussion, but with three dissenters. Continue reading...

Democratic candidates for Arkansas House talk issues

Maumelle’s Ball, Price vie in District 39 primary; winner to face GOP incumbent

Subscriber onlyMonica Ball says her life experiences give her a leg up over her opponent in the Democratic primary for state House District 39, while Joshua Price says his numerous established connections will open more doors. Continue reading...

Hopefuls for Senate seat weigh in on state issues

Subscriber onlyDemocrat Teresa Gallegos and Republican Breanne Davis, Russellville residents vying for a vacant state Senate seat, are at odds over issues such as raising the state's minimum wage, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit certain damages in civil lawsuits and abortion. Continue reading...

One Arkansas Senate seat will be focus of 2 separate votes on May 22

Subscriber onlyFort Smith voters will cast ballots in two primary elections May 22, seeking to fill the same state Senate position over two terms and involving mostly the same candidates. Continue reading...

Pulaski County clerk candidates agree on service, differ on voter ID

Subscriber onlyThree candidates vying to be the next Pulaski County circuit/county clerk believe customer service is crucial, yet they differ on some of their immediate priorities as well as a recent voter-identification law. Continue reading...

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross attends chamber's fly-in; state goods offered at Taste of South; Arkansas student now bears cherry blossom title

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce held its 59th annual Washington Fly-In last week. The trip culminated with a dinner Wednesday at the Hill Country Barbecue Market. Continue reading...

School chief plans race for LR board

Subscriber onlyA Little Rock charter school director has announced plans to seek the Ward 2 position on the city Board of Directors this fall. Continue reading...

Hopefuls for state Senate seat weigh in on minimum wage, proposed constitutional amendment

Subscriber onlyDemocrat Teresa Gallegos and Republican Breanne Davis, Russellville residents vying for a vacant state Senate seat, are at odds over issues such as raising the state's minimum wage, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit certain damages in civil lawsuits and abortion. Continue reading...

Suit alleges Arkansas lawmaker up for re-election lives outside district

Subscriber onlyA Scott County man wants a Pulaski County circuit judge to rule that state House Republican leader Marcus Richmond is ineligible to run for re-election in a west-central Arkansas House district because he hasn't lived in the district for more than a year. Continue reading...

Ethics filing: Anonymous cash sought

Subscriber onlyArkansas gubernatorial candidate Jan Morgan and state Rep. Dan Sullivan were accused this week in an ethics complaint of trying to "skirt" campaign finance laws at an event in Jonesboro earlier this month. Continue reading...

Arkansas circuit judge's display against death penalty raises impeachment cry

Two legislators weigh in; 1 says Griffen has disgraced office in bid for attention

Subscriber onlyAt least two lawmakers are calling for the removal of a Pulaski County judge after he publicly protested against the death penalty for a second time. Continue reading...

Lawsuit asks candidate for Arkansas House to prove he lives in district

Subscriber onlyThe executive director of the state Republican Party on Wednesday asked a circuit judge to rule that Democrat Morgan Wiles doesn't belong on an election ballot because he doesn't live in the state House district in south-central Arkansas to which he is seeking election this year. Continue reading...

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