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The bipartisanship which marked the beginnings of the first special legislative session called by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson to foster economic expansion through a massive defense contract in East Camden hit a decidedly partisan speed bump in the Arkansas Senate on Wednesday over next year's primary elections.

Updated May 27, 2015 at 10:40 AM

The check is in the mail... maybe... depending upon what Congress does after 60 days.

Updated May 27, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Gov. Asa Hutchinson will ask legislators during this week’s special session to approve an $87.1 million bond issue to help Lockheed Martin land a military contract that could bring 600 new jobs to southern Arkansas.

Updated May 15, 2015 at 4:05 PM

Hempstead County Economic Development Corp. President Steve Harris told the Hope Rotary Club here Thursday that a potential project in East Camden holds the next best hope for Arkansas to prove it can handle an automotive assembly class project.

Updated May 12, 2015 at 8:37 AM

Arkansas Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin told the Hope Lions Club here Monday that economic development in Arkansas is not what it should be.

Posted May 3, 2015 at 12:01 AM

The co-chairmen of a newly created task force on criminal justice reform said the panel has some weighty objectives.

Posted May 2, 2015 at 12:01 AM

The Arkansas News Bureau on Thursday provided state Treasurer Dennis Milligan with electronic evidence of a staff member’s use of a non-partisan group’s email account for Milligan’s campaign — and was told by a spokesperson...

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 3:49 PM

The U. S. Coast Guard is calling for public comment on dredging and fill work required as part of the Arkansas Highways and Transportation Department project to replace and enlarge the Interstate 30 Red River bridge at Fulton.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 3:34 PM

A member of state Treasurer Dennis Milligan’s campaign team said Milligan fired him Wednesday and directed him to hand over all records from the campaign to the treasurer’s office.

Posted Apr 25, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Gov. Asa Hutchinson told a task force reviewing the Common Core State Standards that he wants Arkansas to have a unique approach to academic standards that combines high expectations and flexibility.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 2:07 PM

State legislators on Wednesday formally adjourned the 2015 regular session, acknowledging that they likely will return at some point for a special session to address Medicaid expansion and possibly other issues.

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