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Bill to Keep Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Vacant Advances

by Associated Press 2/19/2014 11:38 am

Arkansas senators have cleared a path for a vote on a bill aimed at keeping the lieutenant governor's office vacant until the November general election.

Arkansas Legislative Panel Airs Parole Concerns

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/2/2013 8:53 am

The interim director of the Arkansas Community Correction Department told legislators Thursday that parole officers can go to her if there's a problem getting a parole violator off the streets, a move she made after a man who skipped parole violation hearings was charged with murder.

Beaten In Legislature, Tort Reform Fight Continues

by Mark Friedman 5/6/2013 12:00 am

Even though legislation involving tort reform failed to make it out of the General Assembly last month, attorneys are pushing forward with the idea. Sen. Eddie Joe Williams, R-Cabot, who introduced the measure, says business groups supported the legislation and that tort reform is needed because surrounding states have it.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Constitutional Amendments

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 7:25 am

A package of campaign finance and ethics rules is among proposed constitutional amendments that Arkansas lawmakers will consider referring to voters during this year's legislative session.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Competing Tort Reform Ideas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 5:33 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are weighing competing ballot measures to address rulings that overturned parts of a 2003 tort reform law, including a proposal to give the Legislature the authority to write the rules and practices for the state's courts.

Arkansas Legislature Begins Regular Session

by Associated Press 1/14/2013 4:04 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders on Monday vowed to work across party lines after an election where Republicans won control of the House and Senate for the first time in 138 years, opening a session that will be dominated by questions about the state's Medicaid program.