Government & Politics

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Labor Unions

U.S. Supreme Court Deals Big Setback to Labor Unions

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor.
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Update: Arkansas Municipal League Director Don Zimmerman Dies

Longtime Arkansas Municipal League Executive Director Don Zimmerman has died at age 75. His funeral is Friday.
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The Nuts and Bolts of Oklahoma's Marijuana Proposal (Erika Gee Commentary)

Arkansas' neighbors in Oklahoma vote today whether to approve one of the least-restrictive state laws allowing medical marijuana. Here, Erika Gee examines the law and finds points of comparison with Arkansas' medical marijuana law.
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Here's What Arkansas' Redesigned Driver's Licenses Look Like

The state Department of Finance and Administration today unveiled a newly redesigned Arkansas driver's license and ID card.
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Arkansas Unemployment Unchanged at 3.8 Percent

Arkansas' unemployment rate remained at 3.8 percent in June, unchanged from the previous month, according to a report Friday by the state Department of Workforce Services. read more >

State Governors Delve Into Foreign Diplomacy on Trade War

State governors discussed ways Thursday to court foreign investment in the wake of President Donald Trump's trade disputes with countries including China, Canada and Mexico. read more >

Former SAYS Director Jerry Walsh Pleads Guilty to Scheme with Rusty Cranford

Federal prosecutors say Jerry Walsh, the former longtime director of the South Arkansas Youth Services Inc. of Magnolia, pleaded guilty to conspiring to misapply more than $380,000 from the now-defunct organization. read more >

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana Consultant Rule

Arkansas lawmakers have approved a rule to allow the state's Medical Marijuana Commission to hire a consultant who will review hundreds of applications it's received from businesses that want to sell the drug. read more >

Driving Arkansas Forward Raises $1.2M for Pro-Casino Measure

A group trying to put on the Arkansas ballot a proposal to legalize casinos in four counties says it raised more than $1.2 million last month. read more >

'American Greed', Arkansas DFA Show Interest in John Rogers This article is available only in print.

Members of the “American Greed” team recently visited North Little Rock to film locations and conduct interviews as part of an episode focusing on John Rogers. read more >

Age and Infirmity (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

Having more and better options when age gives way to infirmity is even more motivation for disciplined savings. read more >

Forward Motion (Editorial)

It's too late to wonder why the MMC didn't use the same time-tested approach used by the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to distribute package store licenses when a county goes wet: set a deadline for applications, determine whether each applicant meets all legal requirements and then draw randomly from among the qualified applicants. read more >

Adult Day Care: Niche Offers Option to Home Care This article is available only in print.

With $8 billion in annual revenue nationwide, and more than 200,000 employees at about 15,000 care facilities, the adult day care industry is competing against other forms of senior assistance. read more >

Pulaski, Crittenden Counties Lead State in Adult Day Care Centers This article is available only in print.

Twenty-two adult day care centers are operating in 12 counties of Arkansas. read more >

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