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Crittenden Regional Hospital’s True Financial Status Surprised Directors

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

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are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 1:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 3:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

Dustin McDaniel Outlines Election Reform Proposals

by Associated Press 3/7/2013 2:18 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is pushing legislative proposals that would toughen the penalties for fraudulently gathering signatures for a ballot measure and require more disclosures from those working on ballot question campaigns.

Legislative Roundup: Minimum Wage Bill Would Raise Hourly Rate by $2

by Mark Carter 3/4/2013 12:00 am

Recent headlines notwithstanding, guns and abortion aren’t the only topics being debated at the 89th General Assembly. This week, business owners will be watching a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.25.

Social Issues Take Center Stage in Arkansas Legislature (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 5:26 pm

Despite campaign pledges to cut taxes and focus on the economy, the new Republican majority in Arkansas' Legislature has turned into a bigger boon for social conservatives than fiscal ones.

Federal Judges Dismiss Jack Crumbly's Redistricting Appeal

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 7:28 am

A three-judge panel has dismissed an appeal of last year's ruling upholding the way an east Arkansas Senate district's lines were redrawn.

Federal Judges Dismiss Arkansas Redistricting Appeal

by Associated Press 2/13/2013 4:35 pm

A three-judge panel has dismissed an appeal of last year's ruling upholding the way an east Arkansas Senate district's lines were redrawn.

Bill Halter Files Papers to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 7:29 am

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has made his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year official.

In Post-Election Twist, Arkansas Republicans Consider Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2012 2:09 pm

Arkansas Republicans denounced "Obamacare" during this year's election campaign and called for its repeal. But now that they've won control of the Legislature for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers are considering expanding government health care in Arkansas.