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Education / Energy

Arkansas Studies Nuclear Recycling for Mini-Reactors

State Rep. Jack Ladyman sponsored a law in the recent legislative session, Act 259, requiring the state to investigate the technical and economic potential for recycling spent nuclear fuel rods. read more >
Construction / Energy / Investments

Arkansas’ Power Players (Lance Turner Editor’s Note)

Two power generation plans could position Arkansas as a leader in alternative energy. read more >

Jack Ladyman Announces Run for Speaker of Arkansas House

The Republican from Jonesboro announced his candidacy for the position, joining what looks to be a crowded race for the job, which will be decided at the end of the 2024 legislative session. read more >
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Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Northeast Arkansas Leaders Assess Need for New Airport

The Arkansas Division of Aeronautics and the Federal Aviation Administration will fund a needs assessment to determine whether there is enough demand to expand regional airport infrastructure or build a new airport altogether. read more >
The Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock.
Education / Government & Politics / Health Care

Legislators Begin Special Session on Mask Mandates

Legislators meeting in a special session file two bills dealing with Act 1002, which prohibits state and local governments from imposing mask mandates. read more >
Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Governor’s Order Protects Employers From Unemployment Insurance Increase

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed an executive order on Dec. 29 that provides relief to employers by excluding unemployment claims during the second quarter of 2020 in the calculation of employer UI tax rates. read more >
From left, state Sen. Missy Irvin, state Rep. Jack Ladyman and Dr. Jennifer Dillaha, the Arkansas Department of Health's medical director for immunizations and outbreak response, spoke Monday at a news conference about the state's response to the global coronavirus iytbreak. 
Government & Politics

State Leaders: We’re Being Proactive About Coronavirus

State legislators and others said at a Monday afternoon news conference that they are being proactive about responding to the global coronavirus outbreak, especially when it comes to the population's most vulnerable to dying from it: the elderly. read more >
Government & Politics

Legislators Give Final OK to Bill Supporters Say Will Boost Solar in Arkansas

Arkansas’ sun power industry scored a major victory Tuesday afternoon at the state Capitol as the state House approved legislation to allow third-party financing of solar arrays. The measure, already cleared by the state Senate, will open up solar power options for non-taxed entities like nonprofit corporations, government agencies and schools. read more >
Energy / Government & Politics

Arkansas House Panel OKs Rollback on Fluoride Requirement

Arkansas water providers would be able to opt out of providing cavity-fighting fluoride under a bill endorsed by a House panel. read more >
Government & Politics

Under Proposed Bill, Arkansas Write-In Candidates Face 90-Day Deadline

Write-in candidates would be required to meet a 90-day deadline to notify state and local election officials that they are running, under a bill approved Wednesday by an Arkansas House committee. read more >