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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.

Updated Apr 15, 2015 at 2:09 PM

A bill designed to cleave portions of the state's highway system away and give it to Arkansas counties is currently in dormancy in a joint interim study in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Updated Apr 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

Rainbow of Challenges CEO Judy Watson will serve on the panel that Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson has designated to help reform Medicaid in Arkansas.

Posted Apr 11, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson called Friday for a renewed debate on whether the state's appellate judges should be appointed rather than popularly elected, a move that comes amid a high-profile split on the Supreme Court over a gay marriage case.

Updated Apr 10, 2015 at 9:48 AM

The check is in the mail... or, so county sheriffs in Arkansas have been told.

Updated Apr 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

Beth Ann Rankin has been putting a lot of mileage on her car. Rankin, the coordinator of the Great Investment For Tomorrow Arkansas 529 College Investment Plan, is visiting county treasurers statewide to heighten public awareness of the official...

Updated Apr 7, 2015 at 9:14 AM

Arkansas revenues for March were down 5.5 percent compared to a year ago and 3.5 percent below forecast, the state’s fiscal office said.

Updated Apr 3, 2015 at 11:58 AM

The state House and Senate referred three proposed constitutional amendments to the voters on Thursday, the last day of regular business for the legislative session.

Updated Apr 2, 2015 at 3:44 PM

Legislation which conceivably gives the owner of the John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant at Fulton the “flexibility” to change the plant's status from a “merchant” plant to a rate-based power provider for Arkansas customers has...

Updated Apr 1, 2015 at 2:45 PM

House Bill 1228, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, has generated signficant controversy in the Arkansas General Assembly, but its passage Tuesday afternoon came with the votes of all three legislators representing Hempstead County.

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