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Matthew Shepherd of El Dorado to Lead Arkansas House in 2019

by Associated Press 3/13/2018 7:04 am

Members of the Arkansas House have elected a Republican representative from El Dorado to lead the chamber in 2019.

Filling A Void in Education (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Since my mother showed me how a mortgage amortization worked when I was in junior high, I’m surprised that even a high school student wouldn’t know what interest is. Act 480 requires schools to introduce students to basic consumer finance, debt and credit management, and the need is obvious.

New Bill Would Earmark Amazon Sales Tax for More Cuts

by Ibby Caputo, Arkansas Nonprofit News Network 2/14/2017 6:51 am

Last week, Amazon announced it planned to voluntarily collect sales tax in Arkansas starting in March. Now, a bill filed in the House seeks to dedicate that revenue to reducing income tax.

Religious Objection Opt-Out for Arkansas Counselors Stalls

by Associated Press 6/17/2016 11:27 am

A rule that would allow Arkansas counselors to refer patients to another provider over religious objections has been sent back to a subcommittee.

Arkansas Panel: Look at Tax Hikes, Revenue Shifts for Roads

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/19/2015 5:30 pm

A task force on Thursday recommended several options for boosting money for Arkansas roads, including tapping into car sales tax revenue and raising fuel taxes, but stopped short of endorsing a specific plan to address a highway funding shortfall.

Earlier '16 Primary Changes Arkansas' Politics (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/1/2015 7:13 am

Arkansas' latest experiment with moving up the state's primaries could change the state's political dynamics, at least temporarily, in a way that detractors say won't be welcome.

Bill for 'SEC' Primary Fails in Senate Committee

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/27/2015 6:50 am

Legislation to move Arkansas' primaries from May to March failed Tuesday to make it out of a Senate committee, while a House committee narrowly advanced an identical bill.

The Serenity of Acceptance (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/22/2013 12:00 am

I always thought it sheer madness for any Arkansas legislator to even entertain the thought of turning down hundreds of millions of federal dollars and refuse to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the poverty level. And yes, I’m saying that it is sheer madness for other states to do just that.

Saline County: A Royal Visit from Ms. Wheelchair America

by Little Rock Family Staff 1/1/2013 12:00 am

In late November, Ms. Wheelchair America Mariah Kilbourne, a resident of San Antonio, Texas, stopped by East End Intermediate School. She spoke with students, encouraging them to be “inclined for inclusion” and to not leave anyone out.

Got a Song in Your Heart? Write It Down and Enter the Alchemy Songwriting Competition

by Karen Martin 10/24/2011 5:02 am

The Alchemy Songwriting Competition and Showcase, judged by American Idol winner Kris Allen and presented by the nonprofit arts education program Blackbird Academy of Arts, is open to songwriters ages 13 and over. The grand prize winner will receive an expense-paid trip to Los Angeles and the opportunity to record the winning song in a professional studio.