Tagged: Arkansas Legislature

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

OpinionHealth CareTechnology & Telecom

Those in positions of authority are sometimes advised to praise the behaviors they want to see more often. To that end, as voters we aim to please. read more >

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Transportation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that will raise an estimated $95 million annually for the state’s highways, but a public policy group says the sales tax portion is too regressive. read more >

Who's the Boss (Editorial)

Who's the Boss (Editorial)

OpinionLegal

Everyone knows the reason for a lobbyist's existence: to persuade lawmakers to do what the lobbyist wants him to do. But when lobbyists actually pay lawmakers — well, that’s influence of a whole other magnitude. read more >

Legislators to Quiz UAMS Over Baptist Partnership

Legislators to Quiz UAMS Over Baptist Partnership

WhispersHealth Care

Members of the Legislature’s Joint Performance Review Committee have questions about the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ contract for emergency room and orthopedic services at Baptist Health Medical Center-Conway. read more >

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

The Right To Petition Abridged (Editorial)

OpinionLegalRestaurants & Food

A law which throws out a whole page of signatures if even one signer on the page is not a registered voter in the county is an example of the state Legislature interfering with the right of the people to petition the government. read more >

With Session Over, Lawmakers Look for Long-term Answers

With short-term fixes in place on teacher health insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new limits on the lottery, Arkansas lawmakers shifted their attention Wednesday to finding longer term answers when they return for next year's legislative session. read more >

Arkansas Lawmakers Plan Midnight Session Votes

House and Senate leaders said they planned to meet at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday to hold what's expected to be the final votes on measures addressing teacher insurance premiums, prison overcrowding and new lottery restrictions. read more >

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Keno Moratorium

The Senate State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Tuesday endorsed the proposal prohibiting the lottery from starting the games until March 13, 2015. A House panel advanced an identical proposal Monday. read more >