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Legislative Roundup: House Committee Votes Down Increase to Minimum Wage

by Mark Carter 3/11/2013 12:00 am

Abortion and voter ID bills remained on the legislative front burner as well while lawmakers positioned themselves for the coming debate over Medicaid expansion.

State House Panel Says No to Minimum Wage Hike

by Associated Press 3/5/2013 1:13 pm

An Arkansas House panel has rejected a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage by $2 to $8.25.

Legislative Roundup: Minimum Wage Bill Would Raise Hourly Rate by $2

by Mark Carter 3/4/2013 12:00 am

Recent headlines notwithstanding, guns and abortion aren’t the only topics being debated at the 89th General Assembly. This week, business owners will be watching a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.25.

Arkansas House Committee Votes Down Ban on Abortion Funding

by Associated Press 1/29/2013 12:20 pm

A bill that would ban public money from funding abortions under the federal health reform law failed to clear a House committee by a single vote Tuesday, but its sponsor says he'll try again this legislative session.

Butch Wilkins Proposes Abortion Insurance Limit

by Associated Press 1/23/2013 7:32 am

An Arkansas lawmaker has proposed banning most abortion coverage offered by Arkansas insurers under part of the federal health overhaul. Unlike a proposal tabled two years ago, it includes exemptions for rape and incest.