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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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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...

Another perspective - Oct. 10, 2015

Oct 10, 2015 4:05am

“All I know is what I read in the papers,” said humorist Will Rogers.

In a democracy it is essential that the people have access to trustworthy information. With the creation and expansion...

View from the bottom rung - Oct. 3, 2015

Oct 03, 2015 4:05am

The last load of cotton

Is hauled to the gin

The last field of corn


State Capitol in review - Sept. 23, 2015

Sep 23, 2015 9:30am

There have been numerous reports of good news across Arkansas in the past few weeks. Enrollment is going up at college campuses and universities.

The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville...

View from the bottom rung - Sept. 19, 2015

Sep 21, 2015 8:50am

You may not have noticed but certainly it must have come to the attention of Mr. Kenneth Fry, Editor of the Press Argus-Courier: The, “View From The Bottom Rung” column, which has run for some...

State Capitol in review - Sept. 16, 2015

Sep 16, 2015 9:29am

The state education department, along with two major foundations, has released its recommendations to improve Arkansas schools over the long term.

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation and the...

Another perspective - Sept. 12, 2015

Sep 12, 2015 4:06am

State Rep. Charlene Fite was the lead sponsor of legislation called, “The Abortion-Inducing Drugs Safety Act.” This misleading Act alsowas supported by all the other area legislators and signed...

State Capitol in review - Sept. 9, 2015

Sep 09, 2015 9:40am

The state attorney general has asked the governor to set execution dates for eight convicted killers on death row, and a spokesman for the governor said that he intended to move quickly on the...

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