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Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 01:53 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 03:04 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.

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 05:26 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.

In Post-Election Twist, Arkansas Republicans Consider Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2012 02:09 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.