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Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
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Hutchinson Straddles Issue with Unsigned Law (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

By letting a measure become law without his signature to prohibit local governments from expanding anti-discrimination protections, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is straddling the debate over a proposal being cast as endorsing bias against gays and lesbians.
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Arkansas Justices Seek Higher Raises for Supreme Court

Two members of the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday urged a panel reviewing salaries for elected officials to give justices a bigger pay raise than initially recommended, saying the change is needed to ensure top candidates run for the state's highest court.
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Arkansas House Supports Guns on Campus Bill

Arkansas universities couldn't prevent faculty or staff from bringing concealed firearms to class under a proposal supported by House members.
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Asa Hutchinson Taps Johnny Key as Next Education Commissioner

Gov. Asa Hutchinson nominates former state Sen. Johnny Key to serve as the new Commissioner of Education and the administrative head of the Arkansas Department of Education.
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