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Asa Hutchinson Signs Bill Allowing Lawsuits Over Videos

by Associated Press 3/24/2017 7:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed into law a bill allowing companies to sue anyone who shares secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner.

Arkansas Bill Allows Companies to Sue Over Secret Videos

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/15/2017 3:51 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill that would let companies sue anyone, including employees, if they share a secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner. The bill was set up to target agricultural practices but opponents say it goes too far and could threaten nearly all whistleblowers.

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.

Arkansas Open Records Advocates Fear Major Change in FOI Law

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/13/2017 7:37 am

In the 50 years since Republican Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's signature enacted one of the nation's strongest laws ensuring government openness, legislators have carved out fewer than two dozen exemptions to the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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.

Arkansas Panel Advances Medical Pot Smoking, Edibles Ban

by Associated Press 3/2/2017 7:06 am

An Arkansas Senate committee advanced bills to change the medical marijuana law approved by voters in November by banning smoking medical marijuana and the selling of food or drinks containing the drug.

Contentious Grocery Store Wine Bill Fails In House

by Sarah Campbell 2/23/2017 3:22 pm

A proposal in the Arkansas Legislature to allow grocery stores to sell more wines failed in the House on Monday, but is expected to be brought up again this session.

'Bathroom Bill' Could Upend Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/20/2017 6:48 am

The plan has spurred warnings from Hutchinson, as well as tourism and business groups, that such a measure isn't needed and could subject the state to the widespread backlash and boycotts North Carolina faced over its bathroom law.

Arkansas GOP Lawmakers Work on Transgender 'Bathroom Bill'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/15/2017 6:45 am

Arkansas lawmakers said Tuesday they're working on a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people, despite warnings from the Republican governor that such a measure isn't needed and could harm the state.

Panel OKs Lottery's $34.5M Advertising Contract With CJRW

by Kyle Massey 1/24/2017 5:44 pm

A legislative subcommittee gave a thumbs-up to a five-year, $34.5 million advertising contract to CJRW to market the Arkansas Scholarship lottery. But first, lawmakers got a primer on the limitations they face in reviewing contracts.

Lawmakers Decline to Approve Lottery Ad Contract

by Kyle Massey 1/18/2017 11:51 am

After grilling Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong for nearly an hour over the process that awarded a $34.5 million, five-year lottery advertising contract to CJRW, a legislative subcommittee votes not to approve the contract. Later, the full committee kicks the matter back to the subcommittee.

Presidential Hopefuls Set Sights on Arkansas' Delegates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2016 6:41 am

The road to the White House this year runs through Arkansas, with four presidential hopefuls booking flight plans through the state as its primary approaches. State election officials are touting the visits as a sign lawmakers made the right choice in moving up the state's primary to March.

Law To Boost Pilot Programs for Ag Schools

by Rick Fahr 6/1/2015 12:00 am

Specialized agriculture education in Arkansas will soon not be solely the purview of higher education. A measure approved in this year’s legislative session will create a pilot program for “agriculture schools” in the state.

Bill for 'SEC' Primary Fails in Senate Committee

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 5/27/2015 6:50 am

Legislation to move Arkansas' primaries from May to March failed Tuesday to make it out of a Senate committee, while a House committee narrowly advanced an identical bill.

Special Session Renews Push for Earlier Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2015 6:55 am

A special legislative session planned later this month is raising hopes among some Arkansas Republican lawmakers that they'll get another chance to move up the state's presidential primary as part of a southeastern regional nominating contest.

Arkansas Senate Panel OKs Cut to Planned Parenthood Funding

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 11:57 am

Arkansas would bar state funding for Planned Parenthood under a bill endorsed by a Senate panel.

Gary Stubblefield Files 'SEC Primary' Bill

by Associated Press 2/18/2015 9:40 am

n Arkansas lawmaker is proposing moving the state's presidential primary from May to March as part of an effort to create a regional nominating contest among several Southern states.

Gary Stubblefield Drops Bid for Senate President

by Associated Press 11/12/2014 4:34 pm

A Republican lawmaker from western Arkansas says he's dropping his bid to unseat the incoming president of the state Senate.

GOP Lawmaker Says He'll Challenge Senate President

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2014 4:00 pm

A Republican state senator said Friday he's challenging the election of the chamber's incoming leader, highlighting a rift within the GOP-led Arkansas Legislature after the party's massive gains in the midterm election.

Arkansas Senate Backs Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2013 7:35 am

Abortion providers and entities that perform abortion referrals would be unable to receive most government grants in Arkansas under a bill approved by the state Senate on Tuesday, a move aimed at cutting off money Planned Parenthood receives for sex education.

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