Tagged: nate bell

Arkansas House Panel Seeks to Outlaw Lying to Legislators

by Associated Press 3/18/2015 3:03 pm

The House Rules Committee voted Wednesday to send the bill to the full House. It would make it a class A misdemeanor to lie while testifying before a legislative committee.

King-Lee Fight Shows State Grappling With Its Past (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/16/2015 6:54 am

The debate over Arkansas' status as one of three states that celebrates Robert E. Lee and Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day is a stark reminder of just how much the state struggles with its troubled past.

Arkansas House Panel Approves Public Employee Protection

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 7:16 am

Employees seeking public information would be guaranteed protection from retaliation under a proposal approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee.

Arkansas House Panel Approves Public Employee Protection

by Associated Press 2/4/2015 1:30 pm

Employees seeking public information would be guaranteed protections under a proposal approved by an Arkansas House committee.

Bill by Nate Bell Would Remove Robert E. Lee from MLK Day

by Associated Press 1/21/2015 1:26 pm

Robert E. Lee's birthday would no longer be celebrated on the same day as Martin Luther King Day under a bill introduced by an Arkansas lawmaker.

Arkansas Scholarship Winners Could Defer for 2 Years Under Bill

by Associated Press 1/20/2015 3:16 pm

College students would be able to defer their state scholarships for up to two years for community service or family emergency under a bill passed by the Arkansas House.

Lawmakers Consider Bills to Shed Light on Contracts, Spending

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 6/18/2014 5:12 pm

Members of a legislative panel on Wednesday looked at ways to expand Arkansas' open records law so taxpayers can find out more about spending in government contracts and possibly get access to other financial records now held in secret.

Motivating Factors (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 4/21/2014 12:00 am

My high school journalism teacher taught me about five Ws and an H — who, what, when, where, why and how. Approximately 1,000 years later, I’ve concluded that that fifth W is the most problematic.

Arkansas Health Care Exchange Enrollment Falling Below Target

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/28/2014 10:16 am

Signups for insurance under the federal health care law are far below the state's targets, with more than 33,500 people enrolled in the marketplace as the deadline nears.

The Fiscal Session, and Everything After (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 3/12/2014 8:52 am

With the 2014 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly in rear view, I examine four lessons we gleaned from it, and what that means in the year ahead.

'Private Option' Bill Fails in Arkansas House, 70-27

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2014 4:00 pm

The Arkansas House failed Tuesday to renew the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, leaving in limbo the future of a program heralded as a model for Republican-leaning states to implement the federal health overhaul.

State Agencies Committee to Meet Jan. 30 in Mena on Queen Wilhelmina Delay

by Lance Turner 1/17/2014 11:32 am

Legislators will travel to Mena on Jan. 30 for a two-day hearing on delays in the $7.4 million renovation and expansion of the Queen Wilhelmina Lodge.

We Can’t Tell What We Don’t Know (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 6/10/2013 12:00 am

There were many factors in why an announcement about a major expansion at Remington Arms' plant in Lonoke didn't come off with a bang.

State Rep. Nate Bell Criticized for 'Boston Liberals' Tweet

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/19/2013 2:05 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker apologizes Friday for the timing - but not the content - of his tweet that questioned whether "Boston liberals" wished they had an assault weapon.

Arkansas House Approves Whistleblower Reward Bill

by Associated Press 2/13/2013 3:41 pm

Arkansas House lawmakers have approved a measure allowing state employees to receive an award if they expose waste and inefficiencies that lead to savings for the state.

State House Committee Approves Whistleblower Rewards

by Associated Press 2/8/2013 11:19 am

An Arkansas House panel has approved a measure allowing state employees to receive an award if they expose waste and inefficiencies that lead to savings for the state.

House OKs Guns in Church; Beebe's Signature Expected

by Associated Press 2/4/2013 6:01 pm

The Arkansas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches, synagogues and mosques, as long as the place of worship has given the OK.