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Education / Government & Politics

Update: Lawmakers Send Governor Bill to Amend Computer Science Requirements

The state Chamber of Commerce still opposes the bill; Mike Hernandez, head of the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators, which represents superintendents, is in favor of it. read more >
Education / Government & Politics / Manufacturing

Bill Would Amend Computer Science Requirement to Include Technical Education

Sponsors said it does not detract from former Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s landmark computer literacy initiatives. 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

Solar Bill Advances Along With Energy Efficiency Measure

A bill that supporters say could more than double solar power construction in Arkansas moved a step closer to final passage Monday in the General Assembly, one of two pieces of energy legislation cleared by the Joint Energy Committee at the state Capitol. read more >