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Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson Begins Bureaucrat Shuffle

by Sean Beherec 11/24/2014 12:00 am

After eight years with a Democrat at the helm of the executive branch, Republican Asa Hutchinson’s agency director appointments are also an opportunity to shape the next four years of business in the state.

Arkansas Legislators More Powerful After Election

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 11/9/2014 8:44 pm

Arkansas voters gave their legislators more power in last week's balloting, whether they intended to or not.

Local Politics Affects Senators on Minimum Wage

by Associated Press 2/26/2014 8:08 am

Sen. Mark Pryor is doing a delicate dance over congressional Democrats' upcoming push to boost the federal minimum wage. The Democrat from Republican-leaning Arkansas says he'll vote against the bill, but on the key roll call may oppose GOP efforts to filibuster it to death.

WSJ Examines Mark Pryor, Tom Cotton Senate Race

by Lance Turner 12/3/2013 9:49 am

The Wall Street Journal takes a look at the Mark Pryor/Tom Cotton race, which the newspaper says is key if Democrats want to retain control of the Senate.

Arkansas Poll Equally Grim for GOP, Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2013 7:37 am

A two-term Democratic senator sees a drop in his approval numbers as he gears up for re-election, an increasing number of voters say they're worried the state is headed in the wrong direction and more of them are blaming Democrats than Republicans for the federal government shutdown.

Arkansas' Independent Streak On the Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/4/2012 8:20 am

Tuesdays' election won't just be a test of whether Republicans can win control of the state Legislature and sweep Arkansas' congressional seats. It could also signal the end of the state's long-heralded independent streak.

Arkansas Poll Gives Mixed Signal to Mike Beebe, Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/28/2012 12:09 pm

This should be the type of environment where Democrats in Arkansas rejoice. Democrats instead are facing an uphill battle to keep the state's House and Senate.

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