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State Senate A Lock for GOP, but House Up in Air

by Jill Bleed, The Associated Press 10/19/2014 1:03 pm

Voters can begin casting early ballots Monday in Arkansas' midterm election and while the top-of-the-ticket U.S. Senate and governor's races have dominated the airwaves, a handful of legislative races could determine whether more than 200,000 people keep their health insurance under the state's Medicaid expansion.

Robert Thompson Gives Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum $100,000

by Associated Press 11/5/2013 7:37 am

Arkansas state Sen. Robert Thompson has presented a check for $100,000 to Arkansas State University officials to support the Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum and Educational Center in Piggott.

State Senate OKs Proposal to Ban Sky Lantern Sales

by Associated Press 4/2/2013 7:33 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would ban the sale and use of sky lanterns in the state.

State Senate Panel Approves Voter ID Bill But Democrats Cry Suppression

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 4:42 pm

Arkansas voters would be required to show photo identification before casting a ballot under legislation advanced by a Senate panel Thursday, but Democrats question the cost of the requirement and whether it's aimed at suppressing votes.

Arkansas Candidates Already Preparing for 2014 Races

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2012 1:54 pm

The 2014 campaign for Arkansas' top offices had already begun before voters cast their ballots in this year's election. Now it's about to go into full swing.

Arkansas Democrats, Republicans Seek Consensus in State Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 2:21 pm

Republicans and Democrats in the Arkansas Legislature vowed Wednesday to find common ground on tax cuts, Medicaid's future and other divisive issues, a day after voters handed the GOP control of the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction but left the balance of power in the House up in the air.