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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 Chamber Backs In-State Tuition Proposal

by Associated Press 4/3/2013 4:51 pm

The state's largest business lobbying organization is joining advocates in urging Arkansas lawmakers to approve extending cheaper in-state tuition rates to some students who came to the country illegally.

Consultants, Nucor, Correnti Talk Big River Steel in 5-Hour Session

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 3/26/2013 7:16 am

A pair of outside consultants on Monday offered mixed reviews of Gov. Mike Beebe's proposal to provide a company with $125 million in state financing to build a steel mill in the northeast part of the state.

Mike Beebe: No Opposition to In-State Tuition for Illegal Students

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 3:15 pm

A spokesman for Gov. Mike Beebe said he's not opposed to extending cheaper in-state tuition rates to some students who came to the U.S. illegally as children, despite concerns about it violating federal law.

Different Landscape for Tuition Bill (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2013 5:22 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 4:41 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.

Joyce Elliott Proposes End to Arkansas' Death Penalty

by Associated Press 3/11/2013 5:15 pm

The bill by Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott of Little Rock comes weeks after Gov. Mike Beebe said he'd sign such a measure if passed by the Legislature.

Joyce Elliott Files In-State Tuition Proposal

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 3/11/2013 10:35 am

An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing extending in-state tuition rates to some students who entered the U.S. illegally.

Arkansas GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood Money Next

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/7/2013 5:01 pm

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even harder for women to get abortions in the state.

Joyce Elliott Proposes Rewriting School Choice Law

by Associated Press 1/23/2013 4:58 pm

Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott on Wednesday proposed revising the state's school choice law and establishing a new system for the state to consider student transfers between districts.

Joyce Elliott Plans to Bring Up In-State Tuition for Immigrants

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 1/13/2013 2:30 pm

State Sen. Joyce Elliott said she plans to introduce another bill that would grant the in-state rates to anyone who has attended an Arkansas high school for at least three years and has an Arkansas high school diploma or general education diploma in the state.

Arkansas Lawmakers Face Crowded Education Agenda

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/9/2012 2:26 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 School Funding Re-Emerges as Issue (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/2/2012 5:03 pm

The Lake View school funding case is like the ultimate horror movie monster. Try as you might, you just can't kill it. And 20 years after the first filing in the lawsuit that ultimately transformed the way Arkansas funds its schools — and five years after it appeared to finally be over — the sequel is now in the works.

Arkansas Lawmakers Study Effects of School Property Tax Ruling

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/30/2012 4:22 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 to Move Forward on Health Care Overhaul

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 3:14 pm

Arkansas officials say the state is moving forward with implementing parts of the federal health care law after an election that provided clarity on the federal level but uncertainty in the state Legislature about the political future of the controversial legislation.