Tagged: andy mayberry

Arkansas Officials Not Ready to OK Higher Speeds on Highways

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/2/2017 7:01 am

While a new Arkansas law that took effect Tuesday authorizes speeds of up to 75 mph on some major highways, state highway officials said, "Not so fast."

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Ban of Common Abortion Procedure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2017 2:35 pm

Arkansas' governor on Thursday approved a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure - restrictions that are expected to face a legal challenge.

Arkansas House Restricts 2nd Trimester Abortion Procedure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/24/2017 6:51 am

Arkansas would become the third state in the nation to ban a common second trimester abortion procedure under a measure approved by the House on Monday, a move opponents blasted as unconstitutional.

Arkansas Panel OKs Restrictions on 2nd Trimester Abortions

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 1/19/2017 11:35 am

An Arkansas legislative committee has voted to outlaw an abortion procedure that opponents call "savage" and "barbaric" while others deem it the safest way to end a pregnancy in the second trimester.

Crossing at Angel Court Offers Enough Merry To Go Around for Children of All Abilities

by Morgan Acuff 6/13/2016 12:00 am

The newest addition to the I Can! Arts & Resource Center in East End, Arkansas, is The Crossing at Angel Court, a park with an inclusive playground enclosed by a white-picket-fence perimeter.

Top Races Take Back Seat in Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/20/2014 12:02 pm

Arkansas' campaigns for governor and the U.S. Senate will take a back seat to dozens of congressional, statewide and legislative matchups Tuesday as voters decide the state's various primary races.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

US Rep. Tim Griffin Running for Lieutenant Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/13/2014 10:05 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor, jumping into state politics just months after announcing his retirement from Congress.

The Crossing at Angel Court: Even with Special Needs, A Kid's Gotta Play

by Julie Mayberry 1/29/2014 12:00 am

The Crossing at Angel Court will be the first fully-accessible and inclusive playground in Central and Southern Arkansas. It’s a joint collaboration of Saline County, Little Rock South Lions Club and the I CAN! Arts and Resource Center. Over 20 other organizations are joining in the efforts as well by offering advice, volunteers, or financial support.

Arkansas Lawmakers Not Pushing Yet For Mark Darr Removal

by Associated Press 1/2/2014 4:26 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders say they're not pushing yet to remove Lt. Gov. Mark Darr from office, as calls grow for the Republican official to step down after being cited for campaign finance and ethics violations.

John Burkhalter Resigns From Highway Commission

by Associated Press 10/6/2013 9:42 am

Arkansas Highway Commission member John Burkhalter is resigning from his position so he can focus on running for lieutenant governor.

Andy Mayberry Announces Bid for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor

by Associated Press 8/24/2013 11:50 am

The sponsor of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for lieutenant governor next year. Republican Rep. Andy Mayberry of Hensley announced he's running for lieutenant governor.

2 Lawmakers Propose Arkansas-ASU Matchup

by Associated Press 3/12/2013 5:25 pm

It may take a state law for the Arkansas Razorbacks and Arkansas State Red Wolves to meet up on the football field.

Update: Arkansas House Votes to Override Abortion Law Veto

by Associated Press 2/27/2013 3:46 pm

The Arkansas House has voted to reaffirm a 20-week ban on most abortions, voting 53-28 on Wednesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

Arkansas Panel Approves 20-Week Abortion Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/13/2013 12:11 pm

A Senate panel has advanced legislation banning most abortions in Arkansas at 20 weeks into a pregnancy after the lawmaker proposing the ban added exemptions for rape and incest.

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.

After Election, Abortion Opponents See New Opportunity in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/26/2012 7:21 am

Abortion opponents in Arkansas see an opportunity to enact new restrictions, including a ban on the use of telemedicine to make the abortion pill available, with Republicans controlling both sides of the Legislature in next year's session.