Government & Politics

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe'

Road Fix Up to Voters? ‘Well, Maybe'

Scott Bennett, director of the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department, says the state needs to double its current annual funding of $400 million to properly take care of its transportation needs.
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Arkansas Lawmakers Criticize Trump Shifting Cuba Policy

Members of Arkansas' congressional delegation are criticizing President Donald Trump's decision to restore some travel and economic restrictions on Cuba.
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Religious Objections Law Factor in Judge's Case (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Wendell Griffen spoke out against a religious objections measure critics called discriminatory when it was debated by the Arkansas Legislature. Now the Pulaski County circuit judge is relying on that same law as he fights for his job.
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Senate GOP Releases Bill to Cut Medicaid, Alter 'Obamacare'

Senate Republicans release their long-awaited bill to dismantle much of Barack Obama's health care law, proposing to cut Medicaid for low-income Americans and erase tax boosts that Obama imposed on high-earners. read more >

Governor Tells Europe U.S. Is Still Committed to Global Trade

Traveling in Germany, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says European business leaders were concerned about the U.S. being less committed to global trade. read more >

Applications for US Jobless Aid Tick Up to Still-Low 241K

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Trevor Drown Running for Arkansas Secretary of State

A Republican lawmaker says he's seeking his party's nomination for Arkansas secretary of state next year. read more >

Asa Hutchinson Announces Appointments to Boards, Commissions

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday announced the following appointments. read more >

Springdale Wins All-America City Award

Springdale on Tuesday announced that it has received the All-America City Award for helping young children achieve grade-level reading proficiency and early school success. read more >

Arkansas Panel Recommends 2 Percent Raises for Officials

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Video: A Conversation On Leadership with Jon Harrison

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Trump's Cuba Plan Puts Stone in Path of A Better Relationship (Ed Kardas Commentary)

Friday's news about Cuba was disheartening to Southern Arkansas University professor and Cuba expert Ed Kardas. read more >

Applications Available for Arkansas Medical Pot Facilities

Applications are now available for those who want to sell or grow medical marijuana in Arkansas under a new constitutional amendment legalizing the drug for some patients. read more >

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