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State Lawmakers Question Governor’s Staff About Purchase Of $19,000 Lectern Cited by Audit

During a nearly three-hour hearing before the committee that requested the audit, the first-term Republican governor's top aides faced skepticism from even some GOP lawmakers over the purchase of the lectern. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

This round of appointments includes new members of the state Motor Vehicle Commission and the state Educational Television Commission. read more >
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Things to Know When the Arkansas Legislature Convenes This Week

The session could include efforts to tweak or outright repeal a law dealing with cryptocurrency mining operations. read more >
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State Offers $10M in Grants to Enhance Electric Grid

An additional $5 million in funding expected to become available in late 2024. read more >
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Sanders Proposes $6.3B Budget as Lawmakers Prepare for Session

Most of the increase in spending would go toward the governor's school voucher program. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday announced the following appointments: Arkansas Minority Health Commission Wes Booker, Maumelle, to the Arkansas Minority Health Commission. Term expires January 31, 2026. Replaces Gerald […] read more >
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Governor Announces Review of State Levee System

Historic flooding in 2019 led to the creation of a levee task force, but it's unclear how many of the group's recommendations have been implemented. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Post-Prison Transfer Board Lona McCastlain, Austin, designated as the Chair of the Post-Prison Transfer Board. To serve at the will of […] read more >
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State Panel Endorses $30M Plan for Mental Health Services

The proposal includes a 24-hour call center, the creation of mobile crisis teams and new training for first responders. read more >
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Residents of an East Arkansas Town Have Been Without Water for The Past Two Weeks

The outage has forced Helena-West Helena residents to line up for bottled water, fill up jugs or take showers at a truck brought in by the state. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Alcoholic Beverage Control Board Hannah Ray, Little Rock, to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Term expires January 14, 2030. Replaces Pamela […] read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments: Board of Corrections Brandon Tollett, Hot Springs Village, to the Board of Corrections. Term expires on December 31, 2030.  Replaces Whitney […] read more >
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Kelly Eichler to Leave Sanders Administration

Eichler, who was a policy director for former Gov. Asa Hutchinson and a criminal justice adviser for former Gov. Mike Huckabee, is departing the Sanders administration for "new opportunities." read more >
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Judge Blocks Arkansas Law That Took Away Board’s Ability to Fire State Corrections Secretary

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Friday blocked a new law that took away the Board of Corrections’ authority over the state corrections secretary and other top […] read more >
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Arkansas Board of Corrections Votes to Remove Secretary Joe Profiri, File Lawsuit

The Arkansas Board of Corrections voted Thursday to place Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Profiri on indefinite leave and file a lawsuit challenging new laws that made the secretary answerable […] read more >
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State Reviews 2 Companies’ Possible Ties to China

Arkansas Department of Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward has asked Attorney General Tim Griffin to investigate two companies’ possible ties to the Chinese government under a new state law that bans […] read more >
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Dassault Plans $100M Expansion of Little Rock Facility

Aircraft manufacturer Dassault Falcon Jet on Tuesday announced a $100 million expansion of its Little Rock facility, a project expected to create 800 jobs over the next four to five […] read more >
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Elopak to Build $70M Packaging Plant at Little Rock Port

Elopak of Norway says it will build its first U.S. production plant in the Port of Little Rock, spending about $70 million and eventually employing more than 100 people. read more >
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Arkansas Regulators Reverse Decision, Accept $142M Settlement for Grand Gulf Costs

The Arkansas Public Service Commission rejected Entergy's "low-ball" offer in August 2022. Now the commission has dropped its objections with little fanfare. read more >
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Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders Announces Appointments

Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the following appointments to boards and commissions. Division of Aeronautics Timmy Stockdale, Hot Springs, to the Division of Aeronautics. Term Expires November 9, 2027. […] read more >