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Arkansas Lottery Says Cuts Will Boost Money for Scholarships

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/14/2015 3:36 pm

The director of Arkansas' lottery says cutbacks from an overhaul of the games will increase the amount of money available for college scholarships next year, but said its revenue is behind expectations so far this year.

Attempt to Cut Arkansas Lottery Scholarships Fails in Senate

by Associated Press 3/5/2015 3:02 pm

A proposal to cut lottery-funded scholarships in half for incoming college freshman and change the program's eligibility requirements has narrowly failed before the Arkansas Senate.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Changes to Lottery-Funded Scholarships

by Associated Press 3/4/2015 10:51 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has endorsed lowering the amount of money incoming college freshmen would receive in from the state's lottery-funded scholarships and changing the program's eligibility requirements.

Arkansas House Passes Lottery Bill, Sends to Hutchinson

by Associated Press 2/25/2015 7:08 am

Arkansas lawmakers have passed and sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson a bill that would abolish the independent lottery commission and instead place it under Hutchinson's control.

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Bill to Abolish Lottery Commission

by Lance Turner 2/10/2015 1:14 pm

A proposal to abolish the independent commission running Arkansas' lottery and put the games under a state agency's control is heading to the Senate for a vote.

The Fantastic Politics of 'The West Wing,' 15 Years Later (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 9/24/2014 2:11 pm

Popular culture influences our understanding of politics and it shapes the way we view our present circumstances. This week, as new shows premiere on networks and cable, we also mark the 15th anniversary of the indelible political drama "The West Wing."

Senators Eye Plan to Abolish Lt. Governor's Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2014 4:01 pm

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Keno Pause Opens New Fight Over Lottery (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Associated Press 7/6/2014 12:36 pm

Arkansas lottery officials won't just be making the case for why they should be allowed to expand their games to include offerings such as keno when the Legislature meets next year. They'll also be making the case for not completely overhauling their structure.