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Jeff Wardlaw

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Logging Big Gains in Arkansas Forestry (Jeff Wardlaw & Jonathan Dismang Commentary)

Significant economic development projects by companies like Highland Pellets — and the positive ripple effects they create — are a prime illustration of the benefits of supporting Arkansas’ timber industry. read more >
Government & Politics

Hutchinson Creates Group to Oversee Federal Aid to Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson sets up a 14-member American Rescue Plan Steering Committee to coordinate the spending of about $5 billion in federal pandemic aid coming to Arkansas. read more >
Health Care

Coronavirus Outbreak Among Arkansas Lawmakers Grows to 9

A coronavirus outbreak in the Arkansas Legislature grew by two on Tuesday, pushing the number of lawmakers who have caught the disease in the past week and a half to nine, including a niece of Gov. Asa Hutchinson. read more >
Jeff Wardlaw
Health Care / Insurance / Legal

Some Ethics Amendment (Editorial)

An ethics amendment crafted by a corrupt legislator, Woods, that doesn’t require a legislator to disclose that he has a financial relationship with people who have business before that committee is flawed indeed. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

Hog Farm Bill Poised for Passage at Arkansas Legislature

The Arkansas House and Senate approved identical bills Wednesday that would make it harder to perpetuate complaints against farms that need permits to retain then dispose of liquid animal waste. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

Arkansas House Supports Concealed Firearms in Polling Places

Concealed firearms would be allowed into certain polling places under a bill endorsed by the Arkansas House. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Davy Carter Names 6 to Health Exchange Panel

House Speaker Davy Carter has named three Republicans and three Democrats to a legislative panel that will oversee the insurance marketplace set up under the federal health care law. read more >
The Arkansas Capitol building in Little Rock.
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics

House Committee Approves Tax Cut for Farm Structures

Farmers wouldn't have to pay sales taxes on utilities for several types of structures under a $10 million exemption backed by a House panel Thursday, the first major tax reduction up for a vote by that chamber this session. read more >