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Asa Hutchinson's Highway Funding Plan Heads to Final Vote

by Associated Press 5/20/2016 4:06 pm

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's highway funding plan won initial approval from lawmakers Friday, while an attempt to limit his $50 million proposal to one year appeared dead.

Never Say Never (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/16/2016 12:00 am

This is the perfect time to increase the fuel tax. Gasoline remains relatively cheap in historic terms, and the price per gallon can easily fluctuate by 5 cents per day. If we are going to have decent roads, we need an adequate and reliable funding mechanism — and spending the state rainy-day fund and nickel-and-diming other government needs just screams inadequate and unreliable, doesn’t it?

Oaklawn Opens Gate to Online Gambling

by Mark Friedman 6/2/2014 12:00 am

In late December, Oaklawn launched OaklawnAnywhere.com, which allows Arkansas residents to place bets on Oaklawn races as well as races at other U.S. and international tracks from their computers, tablets or smartphones. Arkansans can be anywhere in the world when they place their bets.

Primary Voters Mixed on Arkansas Private Option

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 5/21/2014 7:26 am

Arkansas voters gave mixed signals Tuesday about the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, ousting one "private option" backer from his legislative office, nominating another for re-election and sending a third to a runoff.

Stephens Inc. Asks Legislators to Consider Changes to Securities Law

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2014 5:10 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock suggests changes to state law that would, among other things, move all state securities enforcement actions into the court system. The investment firm made its suggestions in a legislative hearing about its grievance against state Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure.

Legislative Audit Ends Hearing Without Testimony from Brad Choate, Joy Sharp

by Associated Press 12/13/2013 2:57 pm

A legislative committee decides they've heard enough about how a $4.2 million deficit developed in the fundraising office of the University of Arkansas and declined to hear testimony from two school officials who were fired after the problems came to light.

Bill Sample Proposes Tax Hike for Forestry Agency

by Associated Press 1/14/2013 10:23 am

Bill Sample proposes an increase in the tax that private timberland owners pay to help the financially troubled Arkansas Forestry Commission.


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