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Legislative digest - July 20, 2016

Jul 20, 2016 9:16am

A recent national survey found that families will spend an average of $630 this year to get their children ready to head back to school.

That estimate includes what families plan to spend on...

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Another perspective - June 4, 2016

Jun 04, 2016 4:07am

Underage drinking ruins lives and harms communities.

Sandra Lommen was a 20-year-old college freshman in Minnesota when she fell in a creek and froze to death. Alyssa Jo Lommel was a...

View from the bottom rung - May 28, 2016

May 28, 2016 4:07am

The landscape had so radically changed that without a frame of reference the exact site of the old school house would have been impossible to determine. Even the outline of its foundation, wiped...

State Capitol in review - May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 9:08am

The legislature convened in a special session called by the governor to address highway funding needs.

The governor’s call has 12 items in addition to highway funding. Senate Bill 10, at 105...

Legislative digest - May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016 9:08am

Unemployment in our state is now at a record low. Since we began tracking employment in 1976, we have never seen the unemployment rate below 4.1 percent. That is until last month.

The...

Another perspective - May 21, 2016

May 23, 2016 9:19am

Prohibition went into effect in January of 1920. It is sometimes referred to as “the noble experiment.” President Herbert Hoover described the effort to prevent the manufacture and sale of alcohol...

Legislative digest - May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 9:49am

Legislators will head back to the Capitol Thursday for a special session to address highway funding.

The session is being called now because we face an important deadline to receive $200...

State Capitol in review - May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016 9:47am

In a decision that has financial implications for schools across Arkansas, a Pulaski County judge has ruled in favor of the state and against a small, isolated district in the Ozark Mountains....

View from the bottom rung - May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 4:05am

Lately, with a socialist candidate running for president there’s a lot of talk about Socialism vs. Capitalism.

But, do you know that during the...

Legislative digest - May 11, 2016

May 11, 2016 9:42am

The House has wrapped up the state’s four fiscal session by passing a balanced budget with increases in funding to some of the most urgent needs.

We began this session with discussion and...

State Capitol in review - May 4, 2016

May 04, 2016 8:49am

The appropriation for Medicaid services was one of first three measures enacted by the legislature during the 2016 fiscal session.

Not long after the spending bill became law the Senate...

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