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State Capitol in review - April 9, 2014

Apr 09, 2014 10:00am

Last Thursday, $54.3 million in state aid was authorized to go for building projects in 54 Arkansas school districts. The new funding puts the state well over the $1 billion mark in state money...

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Letter: ‘Yes’ vote urged on jail tax

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

If I understand the situation, and I believe I do, most of those arrested and sent to jail are released almost as quickly as they get there. As with children, if there are no negative consequences...

Another perspective - March 29, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

“Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.” Horace Mann is recognized as the “Father of...

State Capitol in review - April 2, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 11:24am

Arkansas Board of Education approved waivers for 75 school districts that had canceled classes because of snow and ice. The state requires 178 days of instruction but the waivers could limit the...

State Capitol in review

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

The 2014 election season began last week with the opening of filings at the Capitol and contined through noon Monday for 265 federal, state, district and nonpartisan judicial positions. Each of...

Senate update - March 5, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

The largest highway construction program in state history got off to a good start when the highway commission opened bids for a $52.7 million project in northwest Arkansas.

The project is...

Legislative digest - March 5, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:58am

By the end of the third week of this fiscal session, the governor signed more than 200 appropriation bills into law.

Arkansas’s budget process is very unique and as a result can often lead...

Letter: As proposed, sales tax opposed

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

I would like to comment on the article regarding the sales tax election in Alma that appeared on the Feb. 22 front page. There was much talk in the article about...

Another perspective

Apr 02, 2014 10:53am

President Obama is so disliked in Arkansas that even most Democratic politicians try to disassociate themselves from him. It is hard to pinpoint the cause for such intense hostility. Obamacare is...

State Capitol in review - Feb. 19, 2014

Apr 02, 2014 10:37am

The fiscal session began last week. The main purpose of the session is to approve budgets for state agencies. but non-budget bills can be considered. First to have a non-appropriation bill...

State Capitol in review - March 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014 9:15am

Legislators talked last week about looking at different ideas during the 2015 session on how school districts make up for snow days. The Arkansas Board of Education has received requests from 75...

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