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State Capitol in review - April 23, 2014

Apr 23, 2014 9:20am

Arkansas highway officials have announced that they will rename a section of Interstate 540 and U.S. 71 in western Arkansas as I-49. This is a stretch of highway between Alma and Bella Vista.

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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...

Legislative digest - March 19, 2014

Mar 19, 2014 9:14am

In our fifth week of the fiscal session we passed the last batch of appropriation bills and the Revenue Stabilization Act which balances the state’s $5 billion in general revenue.

Now as we...

Letter - Just a note

Mar 19, 2014 9:10am

For quite some time, I have needed to write this note. There is a young man named Bryan who works daily for CV’s grocery on Pointer Trail. It is evident that...

Another perspective - March 15, 2014

Mar 15, 2014 4:05am

Jesse Owens, Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, Hank Greenberg and Billie Jean King are a few of the sports stars that inspired hope for a better America. But it took a courageous baseball player whose...

State Capitol in review

Mar 12, 2014 9:11am

The Joint Budget Committee recommended a do pass on the Revenue Stabilization Act and sent identical versions of the bill to both the House and the Senate. It will be taken up this week and when...

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