Tagged: Gary Stubblefield

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

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A proposal to prohibit Arkansas cities from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities failed before a House committee on Monday after the state's Republican governor said he wanted the legislation changed to ensure it wouldn't open the door to racial profiling. read more >

Arkansas Bill Allows Companies to Sue Over Secret Videos

Arkansas Bill Allows Companies to Sue Over Secret Videos

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The Arkansas Senate has approved a bill that would let companies sue anyone, including employees, if they share a secretly made videotape aimed at harming a business owner. The bill was set up to target agricultural practices but opponents say it goes too far and could threaten nearly all whistleblowers. read more >

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

Advanced Energy Has Its Day at Capitol

It was Arkansas Advanced Energy Day at the state Capitol, and Sen. Garry Stubblefield was speaking to the state’s top energy efficiency and renewable power companies, but he had to hold to his priorities. read more >

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

Disputed Contracts Place Procurement in Spotlight

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Disputes over recent state contracts have put Republican lawmakers at odds with the Republican governor, angered potential vendors and muddied understanding on what businesses can expect from the process of awarding state work. read more >

Lawmakers Decline to Approve Lottery Ad Contract

Lawmakers Decline to Approve Lottery Ad Contract

After grilling Lottery Director Bishop Woosley and State Procurement Director Edward Armstrong for nearly an hour over the process that awarded a $34.5 million, five-year lottery advertising contract to CJRW, a legislative subcommittee votes not to approve the contract. Later, the full committee kicks the matter back to the subcommittee. read more >

Presidential Hopefuls Set Sights on Arkansas' Delegates

Presidential Hopefuls Set Sights on Arkansas' Delegates

The road to the White House this year runs through Arkansas, with four presidential hopefuls booking flight plans through the state as its primary approaches. State election officials are touting the visits as a sign lawmakers made the right choice in moving up the state's primary to March. read more >

Law To Boost Pilot Programs for Ag Schools

Law To Boost Pilot Programs for Ag Schools

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Specialized agriculture education in Arkansas will soon not be solely the purview of higher education. A measure approved in this year’s legislative session will create a pilot program for “agriculture schools” in the state. read more >