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Video: Asa Hutchinson Signs Concealed Carry Bill into Law

by Associated Press 3/22/2017 9:59 am

Arkansas' governor signed a sweeping gun rights measure into law that will allow concealed handguns at state colleges, some bars, government buildings and even the state Capitol.

Accelerated Executions: Arkansas Plans 8 Over 10-Day Period

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2017 3:19 pm

After nearly a dozen years without an execution, Arkansas is racing to put eight men to death next month over a 10-day period — an unprecedented timetable the state says is necessary.

Arkansas Ends Robert E. Lee-Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2017 3:11 pm

Arkansas' governor signed legislation Tuesday ending the state's practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same holiday as slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

Options Slim After Defeat of Arkansas Highway Plan (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/20/2017 7:05 am

The defeat of an effort to put a highway initiative on the Arkansas ballot next year leaves highway advocates few options for finding new ways to close a growing funding gap.

Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Expanding Grocery Wine Sales

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:54 am

Arkansas' governor has signed into law a measure expanding the types of wine that grocery stores in the state can sell.

Arkansas Panel Closer to Public Building 'Bathroom Bill'

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:52 am

An Arkansas Senate committee moved closer Wednesday to approving a bill to require that people in public schools and government buildings use bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond to their birth gender.

Concealed Weapons Bill Awaits Asa Hutchinson's Signature

by Associated Press 3/16/2017 6:49 am

Permit holders who receive active shooting training would be able to carry concealed weapons almost anywhere in Arkansas, even the state Capitol, under a measure lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday.

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

by Kyle Massey 3/14/2017 4:34 pm

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state’s top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities.

Secret Police Possible at Arkansas Capitol, Perhaps Colleges

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/14/2017 3:47 pm

The agency that protects Arkansas' state Capitol and grounds now has the authority to operate in secret after the governor let a Freedom of Information exemption become law without his signature.

Bid to Send Highway Plan to Arkansas Voters Fails in House

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/14/2017 3:45 pm

A bill to ask voters to approve a highway improvement plan that would be paid for by raising taxes on gas and diesel has failed in the Arkansas House.

Arkansas Governor: Report Underscores Concerns with GOP Bill

by Associated Press 3/14/2017 7:13 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says a budget analysis of the Republican health care plan underscores the need for Congress to take a second look at the proposal and concerns he's raised about it.

Asa Hutchinson's Medicaid Plans Uncertain (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2017 7:35 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plans to move 60,000 people off Arkansas Works and require many of them to work may face a future as uncertain as that of the federal health care law that enabled the expanded coverage.

Liquor Stores Ready for Next Front in Alcohol War

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/13/2017 12:00 am

The battle has been lost but not the war. So says Francois Guilloux, managing partner of There Performance Group of Little Rock, a liquor store industry consultancy.

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work.

Bill Seeks to Change Procurement Process; Businesses Want to Understand It

by Kyle Massey 3/13/2017 12:00 am

Procurement laws are complicated, state Sen. Jimmy Hickey says, and he should know: He has helped rewrite them more than once.

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas Fighting for Female Power

by Rosemary Hallmark 3/8/2017 12:00 am

The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas is fighting to improve the lives of women in our state, and you don’t want to mess with them.

Asa Hutchinson Seeks New Restrictions on Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2017 3:22 pm

Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to add a work requirement to Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion and to lower its eligibility cap — even as the future of the federal health overhaul remains unclear.

Arkansas Moves to Separate King and Lee Holiday

by Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 3/3/2017 7:27 am

Arkansas has taken a first step toward celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday in January and honoring Robert E. Lee in the fall rather than the current practice of recognizing both men on the same day in January.

Bill Advances to Separate Lee from King Holiday in Arkansas

by Associated Press 3/2/2017 11:18 am

Arkansas has taken a first step toward celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. on the third Monday in January and moving its Robert E. Lee holiday to the fall.

State Revenue Rises in February, Lowering Budget Cut Fears

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/2/2017 10:28 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenue in February beat expectations, and the governor says the numbers reduce the likelihood of the budget cuts that he had told agencies were possible.

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