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Hutchinson selects designee to Delta board

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson has selected Rural Services Director Amy Fecher as his designee and alternate to the Delta Regional Authority board of governors. Continue reading...

Pay panel backs more than doubling legislators' salaries

The panel tasked with setting the salaries of elected officials in Arkansas on Friday voted to propose paying most state legislators $39,400 and the leaders of the two chambers $45,000. Continue reading...

Boozman backs Cuba-travel bill

50-year embargo hasn’t changed island for better, he says

Subscriber onlyAmericans could freely travel to Cuba under a bill proposed Thursday by a bipartisan group of senators including Arkansas' John Boozman. Continue reading...

Senate votes to spare yoga schools from regulation

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas Senate on Thursday unanimously approved legislation to bar the state Board of Private Career Education from exerting its authority over yoga-teacher training schools, while the Arkansas House of Representatives OK'd a bill changing the qualifications for small, isolated school districts to receive more funding. 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: www.arkleg.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

House approves governor's tax-cut bill 95-2

Subscriber onlyThe Arkansas House approved a bill Thursday authorizing middle-class tax cuts championed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson, including an amendment that repeals only a portion of the 2013 capital-gains tax cut. Continue reading...

House committee OKs bill to prohibit 'webcam abortions'

Proposal says doctor must be in room

Subscriber onlyA bill that would require a physician to be in the room during a chemical abortion was endorsed by a state House committee Thursday and likely will go to the House floor early next week. Continue reading...

Bills on ethics, liquor stores clear House committee

Subscriber onlyThe first piece of legislation clarifying the voter-approved Issue 3 passed a House committee Wednesday. 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: www.arkleg.state.ar.us. Continue reading...

Calendar

Subscriber onlyThis is the calendar of public events of the 90th General Assembly for today, the 18th day of the 2015 legislative session. Continue reading...

Budget falls short for state children, advocate asserts

Hutchinson’s ’15 plan called lacking on preschool, justice, welfare funds

Subscriber onlyGov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed budget falls short in providing funds for preschool and other programs that benefit children, the director of an advocacy group said Wednesday. Continue reading...

Pay-advisory group takes up legislators' expenses

Subscriber onlyMembers of the citizens group that will set lawmakers' salaries spent Wednesday debating what types of expenses, if any, they think legislators should be able to recoup. Continue reading...

Bill fulfilling Hutchinson's health-care plan passes committee

A bill that would fulfill Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to extend the private option through the end of 2016 and to create a task force to overhaul Arkansas' Medicaid system beyond that has passed a Senate committee. Continue reading...

Panel backs tax cuts, capital-gains cushion

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas House committee Tuesday endorsed a bill to cut tax rates for Arkansans with taxable income between $21,000 and $75,000 after it changed provisions of the bill that would have repealed capital-gains tax cuts approved in 2013. Continue reading...

Bill to scrap youth health-services survey delayed

Subscriber onlyAfter an almost hour-long debate Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Sullivan, R-Jonesboro, agreed to delay a bill that would eliminate a questionnaire that children's behavioral health services providers are required to complete on each client. He called the questionnaire an ineffective gauge of treatment outcomes. Continue reading...

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