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New Highway Tax to Take Effect in Arkansas

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/1/2013 7:11 am

Arkansas' sales tax on most items will increase by half a cent starting Monday under an effort to raise more cash for the state's highway system, but transportation officials and advocates say a longer term solution is needed for road funding.

Arkansas Highway Funding Bill Fails In House Committee

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/22/2013 8:10 am

A proposal to divert tax revenue from car sales in Arkansas to the state's highways failed before a House panel Thursday after finance officials and education advocates warned the move could threaten state services.

Arkansas House Rejects Changes to Prosecutor Elections

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 2/26/2013 7:15 am

A bipartisan group of Arkansas House lawmakers on Monday blocked a proposal to remove party politics from the election of state prosecutors.

Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs Misses Start of '13 Session

by Associated Press 1/15/2013 7:44 am

A state representative from northwestern Arkansas couldn't attend the opening of the 2013 legislative session because he's being treated for multiple blood clots in his lungs.

Despite Wins, GOP Has Own Rifts to Heal (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2012 9:01 am

Taking over the state House for the first time in 138 years was the easy part for Arkansas Republicans. The bigger challenge may be healing the rifts within their ranks, some of which were revealed with the election of Davy Carter as incoming House speaker.