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Ten Commandments Puts Focus on Monument Process (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/19/2016 7:05 am

The fight over proposals to honor the Ten Commandments and Satan near Arkansas' Capitol is putting the focus on a monument-approval process that has drawn little attention or controversy in recent years.

Mark Martin: Arkansas Panel Can't Reject Ten Commandments Display

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/13/2016 4:15 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin said Tuesday a state panel doesn't have the authority to reject placing a Ten Commandments monument at the Capitol, while three other proposed displays would still need legislative approval.

Measure Allowing Casinos in 3 Arkansas Counties Makes Ballot

by Associated Press 9/1/2016 10:17 am

Arkansas election officials have approved for the ballot a measure that would legalize casinos in three border counties.

More Time Given for Medical Marijuana Petitions

by Associated Press 7/28/2016 5:00 pm

A campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Arkansas has been given 30 more days to circulate petitions after falling short of the signatures needed to get its proposal on the November ballot.

Arkansas Casino Campaign Wins More Time to Gather Signatures

by Associated Press 7/27/2016 3:37 pm

Supporters of a plan to legalize casinos in three Arkansas counties have won additional time to gather signatures to put the proposal on the November ballot.

Presidential Hopefuls Set Sights on Arkansas' Delegates

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/25/2016 6:41 am

The road to the White House this year runs through Arkansas, with four presidential hopefuls booking flight plans through the state as its primary approaches. State election officials are touting the visits as a sign lawmakers made the right choice in moving up the state's primary to March.

Group Proposes Satanic Statue at Arkansas Capitol

by Associated Press 9/8/2015 1:43 pm

A group is asking Arkansas officials to allow a Satanic statue to be constructed outside the state Capitol, where a new law allows a monument to the Ten Commandments.

Arkansas Scales Back Voting Machine Plan to 4 Counties

by Associated Press 6/18/2015 7:03 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin is scaling back plans to replace the state's voting machines for next year's primary and says the new equipment will instead be deployed in just four counties.

Matt Campbell of the Blue Hog Report Keeps on Digging

by Jan Cottingham 6/8/2015 12:00 am

Matt Campbell, viewing Arkansas politics with the eyes of a liberal outsider trained in the law, has brought down three major public officials in the last two years because, he says, he doesn’t like bullies and he thinks people should play by the rules.

Chief Justice Inaugurates 6 Arkansas Constitutional Officers

by Associated Press 1/13/2015 11:07 am

In ceremonies in the Arkansas House chamber Tuesday morning, a clerk read last November's election results before Arkansas' Chief Justice Jim Hannah swore in Lieutenant governor Tim Griffin and four others. Justice Jo Hart swore in Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.

Nascar's Mark Martin Named Grand Marshal of World's Shortest St. Patrick's Parade

by Lee Hogan 11/19/2014 1:01 pm

Batesville native and Nascar legend Mark Martin will lead the World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 17 in Hot Springs as the celebrity grand marshal.

Leslie Rutledge Registers to Vote

by Associated Press 10/3/2014 9:00 pm

Republican Arkansas attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge on Friday filed "under protest" her voter registration application with the Arkansas secretary of state's office after her name was removed from voter rolls earlier this week.

Groups Argue Over Alcohol Measure on Arkansas Ballot

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/26/2014 9:43 am

Opponents of a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all Arkansas counties argued Thursday it would lead to liquor stores opening near churches and schools, an accusation the group behind the measure denied as the two sides filed briefs before the state's highest court.

State Asks Court to Dismiss Stephens' Challenge to Minimum Wage Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/25/2014 11:32 am

Secretary of State Mark Martin asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit from a Little Rock businessman who is trying to keep off the November ballot a measure to raise the state's minimum wage.

Arkansas AG: Mark Martin's Office to Defend Voter ID

by Associated Press 9/24/2014 2:32 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says the secretary of state's office will argue for upholding the state's voter ID law when the case goes before the Arkansas Supreme Court.

Jackson Stephens Jr. Files Lawsuit Over Arkansas Minimum Wage Measure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/23/2014 9:13 am

A lawsuit filed before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Monday is seeking to block from the November ballot a proposal to gradually raise the state's minimum wage.

Mark Martin Asks State's High Court to Dismiss Alcohol Sales Lawsuit

by Associated Press 9/9/2014 4:59 pm

Secretary of State Mark Martin is asking the Arkansas Supreme Court to dismiss a lawsuit trying to block from the November ballot a proposal to expand alcohol sales to all 75 of the state's counties.

Minimum Wage Amendment Makes the Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/3/2014 11:22 am

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has announced the proposed amendment to raise Arkansas' minimum wage will be on the general election ballot in November.

Alcohol Amendment Will Be on November Ballot

by Arkansas Business Staff 8/29/2014 3:45 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin announced Friday afternoon the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment will be on the general election ballot in November.

Mark Martin Pays Back $2,100 for Homestead Tax Credits

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/18/2014 5:29 pm

Arkansas Secretary of State Mark Martin has paid $2,100 to Benton County for improperly receiving tax credits on two homes over the past three years, and indicated he planned to make more payments for claiming both houses as his primary residence.