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Speaking at Farm Bureau Forum, Tom Cotton Defends 'No' Vote On Farm Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/22/2014 03:59 pm

Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton defended his vote against the Farm Bill as he addressed the state's largest agricultural advocacy group on Tuesday, while U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor accused his rival of turning a "deaf ear" on Arkansas farmers.

GOP Gubernatorial Candidates Clash in Debate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/20/2014 04:46 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday.

Mike Ross Bests Asa Hutchinson in Governor's Race Fundraising

by Associated Press 4/15/2014 04:21 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is reporting he bested his two Republican rivals for Arkansas governor in fundraising last month.

Mike Ross Wants To Expand Arkansas Pre-K Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/2/2014 11:24 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is proposing to expand Arkansas' prekindergarten program and make it accessible to every 4-year-old in the state, a plan he says will eventually cost an additional $37.4 million a year.

Curtis Coleman Proposes Income, Corporate Tax Cuts

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/26/2014 03:33 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman proposed massive cuts to Arkansas' corporate and individual income taxes on Wednesday, saying he viewed the reductions a higher priority than school funding.

Ross Files For Governor, Hits Hutchinson on 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 05:13 pm

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross on Wednesday made his bid for Arkansas governor official, criticizing his chief Republican rival over ads being aired by an outside group and for not weighing in on the debate over the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Opens Filing Period for 2014 Election

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2014 04:33 pm

Vowing to complete a takeover of the state's top offices after recent GOP gains, Republicans running for Arkansas governor and a U.S. Senate seat were among the dozens of candidates who made their bids official as the filing period opened Monday.

Mike Ross Vows to Cut Income Taxes If Elected Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2014 06:56 am

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross unveiled a nearly $575 million proposal Wednesday to gradually cut Arkansas' income taxes, setting up a monthslong debate with his chief Republican rival for the state's top office over their competing tax cut plans.

Candidates for Arkansas Governor Talk School Spending With Educators

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 11/13/2013 07:50 am

The four announced candidates for Arkansas governor split along party lines Tuesday on whether the state Supreme Court ruled correctly when it said local school districts shouldn't have to give the state any leftover money after meeting the state's per-pupil spending targets.

Mike Ross Calls for Tax Cut for Arkansas Manufacturers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/24/2013 04:13 pm

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Mike Ross is calling for the gradual reduction of the tax that Arkansas manufacturers pay for repairing or partly replacing machinery.

Mike Ross Raises $1M During Quarter for Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/15/2013 11:15 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has raised more than $1 million over the past three months as he prepares for next year's Arkansas governor's race.

Debra Hobbs: Add Job Applications to Government Aid

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/20/2013 01:02 pm

A Republican candidate for governor said Tuesday that too many people "have learned how to work the system" and that she would want anyone receiving government assistance to also fill out a job application when applying for aid.

Curtis Coleman: Asa Hutchinson Tax Cut Plan 'Short-Sighted'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/8/2013 12:53 pm

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Curtis Coleman criticizes rival Asa Hutchinson's proposal to phase out Arkansas' income tax over time as "short-sighted."

Democrat Dianne Curry Drops Out of Lieutenant Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/31/2013 07:26 am

The president of the Little Rock School Board announced Tuesday she was dropping her 2014 bid for lieutenant governor and is considering a run for a central Arkansas congressional seat.

Bill Halter Quits Race for Governor to Avoid 'Divisive Primary'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/29/2013 10:05 am

Former Lt. Gov. Bill Halter dropped out of the race for Arkansas governor Monday, saying he wanted to avoid a divisive primary with former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross for the Democratic nomination in 2014. Halter, who entered the race in January, told supporters about his decision in an email.

Bill Halter, Mike Ross Trade Jabs Over Health Care

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/3/2013 04:49 pm

Bill Halter on Friday criticized Democratic rival Mike Ross and the Republican candidates for Arkansas governor for opposing the federal health care law, saying their stances would have prevented the state from providing insurance to thousands of low-income residents.

Former US Rep. Mike Ross Joins Arkansas Governor's Race

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/17/2013 10:30 am

Former U.S. Rep. Mike Ross has formally launched his bid to seek the Democratic nomination for governor next year.

Bill Halter Proposes Expanded Arkansas Scholarship Program

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/18/2013 02:53 pm

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill Halter is proposing an expanded scholarship program in Arkansas that would allow students who maintain a 2.5 grade point average to attend the state's public colleges and universities tuition free.

Republican Curtis Coleman Announces Bid for Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/21/2013 12:55 pm

Little Rock businessman Curtis Coleman has joined the race for the Arkansas Republican gubernatorial nomination, laying out an agenda that includes tax cuts and using public dollars to send students to private schools.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 01:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.