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Nearly 600 Arkansas Employees Idled Due to Government Shutdown

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/14/2013 05:03 pm

Arkansas finance officials say nearly 600 state employees are on furlough because of the federal government shutdown, but say that number could change as they double check figures with individual agencies.

Arkansas Says Furlough Numbers Not as Bad as Expected

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/3/2013 07:19 am

Arkansas budget officials said Wednesday the number of state employees off work because of the federal budget impasse was at 685 - down by one-third as agencies found financial resources that kept workers on the job despite a partial shutdown of the federal government.

Potential Rewards Big for Big River Steel Mill, But Risks Remain

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 05:46 pm

The planned $1.1 billion steel mill in Osceola carries the promise of a long-term economic boost for northeast Arkansas, but investors — including the state — face a number of risks.

Arkansas Revenue Rises in December, Beats Forecast

by Andrew DeMillo 1/3/2013 09:36 am

Arkansas finance officials say the state's revenues in December beat last year's figures and their expectations, fueled primarily by an increase in individual income tax collections.

Arkansas Sees Slight Increase in Revenues in November

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/4/2012 10:07 am

The state finance office says Arkansas' revenues in November were slightly ahead of last year's figures and their expectations, numbers that officials say show the state can't afford more in tax cuts next year.