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State Capitol in review - July 1, 2015

Jul 01, 2015 8:54am

Flooding due to recent heavy rains has focused the legislature’s attention on the need to improve oversight of the patchwork of levees throughout Arkansas.

Two joint legislative committees...

Letter: Keith Greene

Jul 01, 2015 8:53am

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Legislative digest - Oct. 22, 2014

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

We have heard from many of you this week voicing concerns and asking questions about what our state is doing to protect the public from the Ebola virus. We want to take this week to pass along the...

State Capitol in review

Oct 22, 2014 4:06am

The Arkansas Supreme Court weighed in on two voters’ issues last week. The court struck down the voter ID law that was put into place by the legislature.

Also, the justices ruled that voters...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 18, 2014

Oct 18, 2014 4:07am

Autumn 2014: My eighth year in Arkansas after 55 years in the once great State of California. I say “once great state” because, measured from the economic downturns of the 1930s California was the...

State Capitol in review - Oct. 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 11:41am

The Arkansas Supreme Court is considering the Arkansas alcohol measure that is scheduled to be on the November ballot. Opponents say the petition to expand the sales should have been turned in on...

Letter: Vote Freeman

Oct 15, 2014 11:40am

Lest we forget, Van Buren’s Mayor Bob Freeman served over 20 years in the armed forces, helping provide freedom for our nation, state, county and the people of Van Buren. He asked for one more...

Letter: Vote Blake

Oct 15, 2014 11:31am

I am happy to see Max Blake is running for mayor of Van Buren again. My husband and I will be voting for him.

We tried to vote for him in the election four years ago and even went to the...

Another perspective - Oct. 11, 2014

Oct 11, 2014 4:06am

Political ad: “On our family farm we have a few dozen head of cattle and one old guy with a head full of common sense—my dad. He taught me early, farmers can’t spend more than they take in, and I...

Letter: Thanks to Joe Miller

Oct 08, 2014 8:12am

We visited in your town around Sept. 5. While there, we visited Gunslinger’s Mall and had a really good visit, listened to lot of history stories and some...

State Capitol in review

Oct 08, 2014 8:11am

Revenue offices in the state have reported fees collected for September dipped below the expected amounts by nearly $10 million. It was $2.1 million below same month last year. The droop in sales...

Legislative digest - Oct. 8, 2014

Oct 08, 2014 8:10am

The regular session of 2015 is still a few months away, but this week we will begin the process of establishing the budget for the next fiscal year. Regular sessions are scheduled to last 60 days...

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