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The Best of #ARLEGValentines

by Lance Turner 2/14/2014 08:10 am

Ah yes. It's that time of year again. Love -- and legislation -- is in the air. It's a heady mix sure to make you swoon. Without further ado, the best of this year's #ARLEGValentines

Legislative Roundup: Gun, Abortion Issues Dominate Session

by Mark Carter 2/4/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly is living up to its new Republican vibe, advancing legislation last week that would make it possible to carry guns into certain churches and ban abortions after 20 weeks.

Arkansas Legislature Enters Week 2 With Guns Blazing

by Mark Carter 1/28/2013 12:00 am

Sen. Bryan King's bill to allow concealed-carry permit holders to “carry” in churches that OK the practice advanced out of committee, as did a resolution urging the federal government not to mess with the Second Amendment.

Arkansas Legislative Wish List (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 1/14/2013 12:00 am

Whatever laws they enact, Arkansas legislators will create history in the 89th General Assembly that starts Monday. The Legislature will be majority Republican for the first time in 138 years. That historic shift brings both opportunity and increased scrutiny. Here's your chance, lawmakers, to do right by your state.

Carter, Lamoureux: There's No Rush On Medicaid Expansion Issue

by Andrew DeMillo 1/7/2013 01:32 pm

The incoming leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate say they don't see any rush to consider expanding Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health care law and say they'll do whatever it takes to avoid cuts to the program proposed to fill a shortfall in its budget.

Arkansas Lawmakers, Journalists Learn the Modern Art of Governing by Tweet

by Luke Jones 1/7/2013 12:00 am

More and more legislators and journalists are using social media to pump out streams of up-to-date facts and opinions, and it's both a tool and a challenge for the changing media world.

Speaker-elect Davy Carter on the New Political Landscape in Arkansas

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2013 12:00 am

Davy Carter, who represents House District 43, including Cabot, will begin his third term when the 89th General Assembly convenes on Jan. 14.

Mike Beebe Expresses Optimism On 2013 Arkansas Session

by Jan Cottingham 1/7/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe said his technique for working with the new Republican majority in the Arkansas Legislature was “the same as it's always been: education, explanation, give and take, listen, persuade."

Don't Wait, Lawmakers (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 12/10/2012 12:00 am

The Arkansas Legislature will have plenty on its plate starting in January. But lawmakers should add to their agenda a potential solution to the question of the projected insolvency of a number of Arkansas police and firefighter pension plans.

Arkansas Democrats, Republicans Seek Consensus in State Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 02:21 pm

Republicans and Democrats in the Arkansas Legislature vowed Wednesday to find common ground on tax cuts, Medicaid's future and other divisive issues, a day after voters handed the GOP control of the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction but left the balance of power in the House up in the air.

Arkansas GOP Aims for Statehouse, Congressional Sweep

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/6/2012 08:53 am

Republicans looked to win a historic majority in Arkansas' Legislature and sweep its four congressional seats in Tuesday's election, while Democrats hoped that the popularity of a two-term governor would prevail over the dislike of President Barack Obama as voters cast their ballots.

Arkansas Republicans Seek Majority in Legislature

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 05:45 pm

Arkansas Republicans hope to carve out a majority in the Legislature for the first time in more than a century, even though the racially charged writings of three GOP candidates have surfaced and threatened to hurt their momentum.

GOP Majority in Arkansas Could Alter Mike Beebe's Plans

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/1/2012 02:25 pm

Republicans in Arkansas, who are increasingly confident they will take control of the Legislature next year, could be in a position to alter the plans of a Democratic governor who's enjoyed a string of victories at the Statehouse over the past several years.