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PSC Solar Hearing Has 'Mic-Drop Moment'

by Kyle Massey 12/1/2017 8:46 am

After the state attorney general's office made a case Thursday to allow Arkansas utilities to essentially pay less for electricity generated by customers with solar power systems, citing language in a 2015 law, the law's sponsor begged to differ.

Arkansas House Rejects Attempt to Impose Online Sales Taxes

by Kelly P. Kissel and Tafi Mukunyadzi, The Associated Press 4/3/2017 4:41 pm

Arkansas legislators wrapped up the bulk of their work for the 2017 regular session Monday, approving a $5.5 billion budget and establishing a rainy day fund for future fiscal emergencies.

Arkansas Lawmakers Side With Governor on LGBT Guidance

by Associated Press 5/18/2016 3:43 pm

Arkansas lawmakers are joining with Gov. Asa Hutchinson to encourage schools to disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 7:29 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects Bill to Reduce Light Pollution

by Associated Press 3/11/2015 12:54 pm

Republican Rep. Stephen Meeks says his bill would save tax dollars and protect the environment. The 13-page bill would require city and county governments to use energy efficient lighting when replacing fixtures and attempt to reduce glare from billboards and onto private property.

Arkansas Advanced Energy Association Shows Off Biorefinery at DeWitt

by Lance Turner 10/29/2013 3:09 pm

Legislators and others got their first look at a $27,000, refrigerator-sized biorefinery that converts camelina, a wheat-like crop, into bio-fuel.

Arkansas House Delays Override Try on Voter ID Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/28/2013 2:22 pm

Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday delayed an attempt to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would require the state's voters to show photo identification at the polls.