Tagged: johnny key

32 Apply for UA Lobbyist Position, Including Mark Darr

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/26/2014 08:19 am

More than 30 people have applied for a position as a lobbyist for the University of Arkansas, a job designed to influence policy to benefit the school's flagship campus in Fayetteville.

Quick Legislative Session Sets Stage for Future Fights (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2013 09:24 am

It took a little more than 33 hours for Arkansas lawmakers to breeze through a marathon special session called to address rising teacher health insurance rates. But the ongoing fights from the session may linger for years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Plans to Shore Up Teacher Insurance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/11/2013 03:59 pm

Teacher insurance premiums would increase by only 10 percent by the state tapping $43 million of surplus money this year and redirecting existing state funds in subsequent years under a plan distributed to the House and Senate on Friday.

Opponents Ask Arkansas to Drop Common Core School Standards

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/23/2013 07:47 am

Opponents of a set of uniform benchmarks for reading, writing and math that have been fully adopted in most states asked Arkansas lawmakers Monday to back out of the standards, saying the plan takes away the state's control over its classrooms.

Lottery Unchanged in Session, not Scholarships

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 4/25/2013 08:08 am

No changes were made to the structure of the Arkansas Lottery this legislative session, but one is in store for college students, as lottery-funded scholarship amounts are moving to a tiered structure.

Arkansas Senate Panel Rejects Joyce Elliott's Immigrant Tuition Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/10/2013 11:15 am

A proposal aimed at allowing Arkansas colleges and universities to extend in-state tuition rates to some immigrants who came to the country illegally has failed before a state Senate committee.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects School Choice Bill

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/22/2013 08:06 am

An Arkansas House committee on Thursday rejected a proposed rewrite of the state's school choice law, as lawmakers debated whether to delay changing the law until a federal appeals court rules on its constitutionality.

Different Landscape for Tuition Bill (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2013 05:22 pm

Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott and Republican Sen. Johnny Key haven't agreed on much during the first nine weeks of this legislative session, and have split on proposals to restrict abortions in Arkansas, voter ID requirements and competing bills to rewrite the state's school choice law.

Arkansas Lawmakers Debate School Transfer Changes

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/13/2013 04:41 pm

Removing race as the main factor in deciding whether a student can transfer to another school district in Arkansas would give parents more control on educational choices for their children, one lawmaker said Wednesday, but opponents warned the idea could lead to segregation.

Dustin McDaniel Affair Admission A Setback for Democrats for 2014

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/18/2012 12:40 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel, a Democrat and candidate for governor in 2014, admits that he had an inappropriate relationship with Hot Springs attorney Andrea Davis after court documents alleged a sexual affair.

Arkansas Lawmakers Face Crowded Education Agenda

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/9/2012 02:26 pm

Court rulings on student transfers and school funding will collide with the desire of charter school and voucher advocates to take advantage of a new Republican majority when Arkansas legislators tackle education issues next year.

Arkansas Lawmakers Study Effects of School Property Tax Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/30/2012 04:22 pm

Arkansas lawmakers said Friday they were unsure what steps they would take next year to address the state Supreme Court's ruling that school districts that collect more in property tax revenues than state-mandated school funding levels can keep the money.

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.