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Former Arkansas US Rep. Jay Dickey Dies at 77

by Associated Press 4/21/2017 11:12 am

Former U.S. Rep. Jay Dickey has died at the age of 77. Dickey was the first Republican to be elected to his Pine Bluff-area district since Reconstruction.

Conservatives Fault Arkansas Supreme Court for Halting Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:19 am

Arkansas' attempt to carry out its first execution in nearly 12 years wasn't thwarted by the type of liberal activist judge Republicans regularly bemoan, but by a state Supreme Court that's been the focus of expensive campaigns by conservative groups to reshape the judiciary.

Arkansas Execution Plan Again Thrown Into Doubt

by Kelly P. Kissel and Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/20/2017 6:11 am

While the latest court rulings could be overturned, Arkansas now faces an uphill battle to execute any inmates before the end of April, when one of its lethal injection drugs expires.

Arkansas Vows to Keep Pushing for Executions Despite Setback

by Andrew DeMillo and Sean Murphy, The Associated Press 4/18/2017 8:17 am

Arkansas officials vowed to carry out a double execution later this week after the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a setback to the state's plan to resume capital punishment with a ruling sparing an inmate just minutes before his death warrant was set to expire.

Arkansas Fights on Multiple Legal Fronts to Begin Executions

by Kelley P. Kissel, The Associated Press 4/17/2017 6:53 am

Lawyers for the state of Arkansas faced fights on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month.

Supplier: Drug Sold to Arkansas Not Intended for Executions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/14/2017 10:27 am

A judge was weighing Friday whether to block Arkansas' seven upcoming executions, set to begin next week, as a medical supplier said one of the three drugs the state plans to use to put the prisoners to death wasn't sold to be used for lethal injection.

Arkansas Death Penalty Foes Hope for Big Good Friday Rally

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 4/14/2017 7:32 am

While outrage on social media is growing over Arkansas' unprecedented plan to put seven inmates to death before the end of the month, the protests have been more muted within the conservative Southern state where capital punishment is still favored by a strong majority of residents.

Bar Association 'Troubled' by Arkansas' Multiple Execution Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2017 5:35 pm

The American Bar Association urged Arkansas to back away from its unprecedented plan to put seven men to death over 10 days starting next week.

Asa Hutchinson Makes Board, Commission Appointments

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/11/2017 9:40 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced Tuesday the following appointments to state boards and commissions.

Asa Hutchinson Among Speakers at 2nd Conference on Delta's Future

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 11:33 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will be the featured luncheon speaker at a conference on the future of the Arkansas Delta on May 19 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

Arkansas Session Ends, But Unresolved Issues Remain (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2017 7:08 am

The list of unfinished work remaining for the state Legislature in the coming months could be just as long as its list of accomplishments.

Arkansas Loosens Limits, Expands Crowdfunding Options

by Marty Cook 4/10/2017 12:00 am

More Arkansas investors will soon have more options for putting their money to work.

Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 4:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Governor's Data Analytics Commission Holds First Meeting

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/31/2017 1:12 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson kicks off the first meeting of his new Blue Ribbon Commission to Report on the Economic Competitiveness of Computing and Data Analytics in Arkansas.

Arkansas House Advances Concealed Handgun Exemption Bill

by Andrew DeMillo and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/31/2017 7:43 am

Arkansas lawmakers voted Thursday to exempt college sporting events from a new state law expanding where concealed guns are allowed in a vote that one lawmaker complained was a "no-win" choice between the University of Arkansas Razorbacks and the National Rifle Association.

Arkansas Lawmakers Vote to Keep Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Associated Press 3/30/2017 3:39 pm

Lawmakers have voted to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year as the state's governor prepares to seek federal approval to add new limits to the program.

Bill to Keep Arkansas Medicaid Plan Falls Short in House

by Associated Press 3/29/2017 3:51 pm

An effort to keep Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion for another year fell short in the state House days after an attempt by congressional Republicans to repeal the federal health law that created the program failed.

Plan to Change Procurement Rejected in House Committee

by Kyle Massey 3/29/2017 1:35 pm

An Arkansas panel defeated an effort to revise the state procurement proces, siding with engineers, architects and attorneys who testified that a bill to emphasize price in awarding state contracts was flawed and unnecessary

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill Keeping Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/29/2017 7:45 am

The Arkansas Senate approves keeping the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion another year after Republican efforts to repeal and replace the federal health law that created the program failed in Congress.

Political Capital, Maneuvering Aided King Bill Win (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/27/2017 7:05 am

All it took was a Republican governor willing to spend political capital, a provision that helped the bill maneuver through committees and a closing argument from a lawmaker whose great-great grandfather left Mississippi to fight for the Union.

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