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Updated Mar 27, 2015 at 2:52 PM

The fate of the road less traveled in Arkansas is at the heart of a debate among the Arkansas General Assembly, the state highway commission, and county judges statewide.

Updated Mar 23, 2015 at 3:47 PM

The General Improvement Fund giveth and the Revenue Stablization Act taketh away is the rule of legislative funding by which the Red River Commission has been on life support for the past two years.

Updated Mar 20, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Two bills sponsored by legislators representing Hempstead County designed to address the status of a local utility and the operation of 911 services have taken divergent paths in the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Posted Mar 14, 2015 at 12:01 AM

The public's right to see government records is coming at an ever-increasing price, as authorities set fees and hourly charges that often prevent information from flowing.

Updated Mar 13, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Former state representative and current college chancellor Chris Thomason once characterized the legislative process in Arkansas as akin to making sausage; everything gets dumped into one pot, ground through legislative committees, encased in a vote...

Posted Mar 8, 2015 at 12:01 AM

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson is working with lawmakers and the Department of Human Services to potentially change state adoption procedures after a House member gave his adopted daughters to a man who admitted to sexually abusing one of them.

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 11:02 AM

With the marquee items out of the way, the Arkansas General Assembly has begun to turn its attention to the practical pursuits of prison policy; but, whether the solution will be as stress free as the agreements hammered out on taxes and healthcare...

Updated Feb 3, 2015 at 8:45 AM

The budget buzz from Little Rock almost 30 days into a Republican-dominated legislative session is that both Democrats and Republicans can live with what Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson has proposed in both taxes and spending.

Updated Jan 27, 2015 at 9:03 AM

The WPA Gym at Historic Washington was abuzz Saturday as the annual Volunteer Banquet was held to recognize all the volunteers who help make Historic Washington State Park the winner it is.

Updated Jan 26, 2015 at 11:07 AM

It's not that Southwest Arkansas legislators want to oppose a so-called middle class tax cut; but, the prospect of passing out a $100 million tax cut package before seeing the nuts and bolts of Gov. Asa Hutchinson's accompanying budget is leaving...

Updated Jan 14, 2015 at 10:55 AM

Arkansas' first Republican governor to take office with a completely Republican state government called for bipartisan “common ground” Tuesday in Little Rock a day after the Republican-dominated 90th Arkansas General Assembly convened.

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