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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...

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View from the bottom rung - Dec. 26, 2015

Dec 26, 2015 4:34pm

Biblical scripture offers so many great titles for an article reflecting today’s politics that the choice is a difficult one to make. Where to begin, which to choose, which presents the best “hook...

View from the bottom rung - Dec. 12, 2015

Dec 14, 2015 12:33pm

Well here it is a couple of days past Thanksgiving with my back once again shoved against the wall for time. Just too much food, festivity and fun over the holiday eating away at the ol energy, or...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 09, 2015 10:37am

Since August the state has added 109 foster homes with space for 232 more children, the governor announced at the dedication of a 33-bed residential home for children in Charleston.


Legislative digest - Dec. 9, 2015

Dec 09, 2015 10:36am

Typically when a bill is passed in the state legislature, if it doesn’t not have an emergency clause, it will take effect 90 days after we adjourn. But there are occasions when a specific date is...

State Capitol in review - Dec. 2, 2015

Dec 02, 2015 4:47pm

In schools with high speed Internet access, teachers can post photographs and video clips of classroom projects online, where parents can see what their children are doing.

Students with...

State Capitol in review - Nov. 25, 2015

Nov 25, 2015 5:05am

More than $703,000 in loans to about 800 former college students in Arkansas will be forgiven under a global settlement between state attorneys general, the federal Justice and Education...

View from the bottom rung - Nov. 14, 2015

Nov 14, 2015 10:12pm

One of my favorite comedians is Dick Van Dyke from the golden age of television. The comedian plied his trade back when writers had the talent to create a successful comedy show without morphing...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 31, 2015

Nov 02, 2015 9:44am

Hit by a train, or hard driving rain? Not been posting much on social media of late, and still run into friends who miss my occasional politically oriented letter to the little paper across the...

State Capitol in review

Oct 14, 2015 9:45am

The value of produces exported by Arkansas companies went down by 4.1 percent last year, but the long-term trend for exports remains positive.

In 2014 Arkansas sent $6.9 billion worth of...

Legislative digest - Oct. 14, 2015

Oct 14, 2015 9:44am

A report delivered to us this week explains how our state is seeing many positive benefits from the Health Care Independence Act, commonly known as the Private Option. But that same report claims...

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