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Conway Chiropractic Duo Working To Resolve Complaints

by Mark Friedman 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Keith and Natalie Currie, a husband-and-wife chiropractor team in Conway, hope to end their five-year battle with the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners next month.

Mike Beebe Vetoes Tax Exemption for Drilling Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2014 9:45 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Staff to Resign in June

by Associated Press 2/24/2014 4:46 pm

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says the four staff members in the lieutenant governor's office will resign in June after the position was left vacant following the resignation of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2014 10:20 am

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program.

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.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Unknowns Abound in How to Impeach Mark Darr

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2014 9:20 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's impeachment over an ethics scandal may be "inevitable" unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they'd have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn't used in more than 140 years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Not Pushing Yet For Mark Darr Removal

by Associated Press 1/2/2014 4:26 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders say they're not pushing yet to remove Lt. Gov. Mark Darr from office, as calls grow for the Republican official to step down after being cited for campaign finance and ethics violations.

Michael Lamoureux Names 4 to Teacher Insurance Task Force

by Associated Press 10/23/2013 7:30 am

Senate President Michael Lamoureux has named four lawmakers to a task force created as part of a package of laws aimed at overhauling and increasing funding to the health insurance program for thousands of public school teachers.

After Ethics Fine, Paul Bookout Resigns From Arkansas Senate

by Associated Press 8/21/2013 7:19 am

Paul Bookout, a Democratic state senator from northeast Arkansas, resigned after an ethics panel said he spent thousands of dollars from his re-election campaign on personal items such as women's clothing and home theater equipment. "It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the people of the state of Arkansas," Bookout, who's been in the Senate since 2006, wrote.

Update: Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to Appear in Court

by Associated Press 5/20/2013 6:28 am

Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court.

Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Health Insurance Expansion

by Associated Press 4/2/2013 7:34 am

The Republican leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate on Monday endorsed a proposal to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income workers using federal funds -- an alternative to expanding Medicaid's enrollment under the federal health care law.

Big River Steel Proposal Gains Traction in Legislature

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 4/1/2013 10:14 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators. But some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

Michael Lamoureux Hopes to Reach Deal Soon on Tax Cuts

by Mark Carter 4/1/2013 12:00 am

In this Exec Q&A, we visit with state Sen. Michael Lamoureux, who talks about working with Gov. Mike Beebe, tax cuts and his thoughts on using incentives to lure "super projects."

Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Big River Steel Plan

by Associated Press 3/29/2013 7:38 am

State House and Senate leaders on Thursday came out in support of a $125 million financing package that's been proposed to help build a steel mill in northeast Arkansas, saying the benefits of the project outweigh any risks to the state.

Michael Lamoureux Hopes to Reach Deal Soon on Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 3/21/2013 7:28 am

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says he hopes to reach agreement by the end of the week with Gov. Mike Beebe and House leaders on a tax cut package.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto on Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/28/2013 9:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy.

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.

AEDC Submits Big River Steel Package to Carter, Lamoureux

by Mark Carter 2/21/2013 12:54 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission delivered to House and Senate leaders the letter of commitment signed by Big River Steel and the state.

Veto Fight Might Loom Between Mike Beebe, Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2013 7:25 am

As a veteran legislator and two-term Democratic governor who has used the veto sparingly, Mike Beebe has spoken out against several GOP measures but won't say whether he'll veto them if they reach his desk.