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State Capitol in review - April 20, 2016

Apr 20, 2016 9:09am

As soon as this year’s fiscal session of the legislature convened, the tension began to build.

On the first day of the session the Joint Budget Committee endorsed the spending bill for the...

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Another perspective - Aug. 1, 2015

Aug 01, 2015 4:05am

“Our nation’s children are our greatest asset and our most precious treasure,” said Chris Dodd, the former Chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. While most people would probably agree...

State Capitol in review - July 29, 2015

Jul 29, 2015 4:05am

Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday and Sunday.

Clothing and footwear that cost less than $100 per item will qualify for the exemption. Keep in mind that if you buy...

View from the bottom rung - July 25, 2015

Jul 25, 2015 4:05am

It’s an amazing thing. Mitt Romney’s bid for U.S. President in 2012 was undercut by Democratic charges of skullduggery which included racism and practicing capitalism (being a successful...

State Capitol in review - July 22, 2015

Jul 22, 2015 10:39am

When the state fiscal year ended on June 30, lottery scholarship revenue showed a decline for the third consecutive year.

Lottery ticket sales in Fiscal Year 2015 were $409.2 million. Most...

State Capitol in review - July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015 9:28am

Arkansas churches and religious organizations will be invited by the governor to a conference in late August at which he will ask their help in meeting two urgent needs – recruiting additional...

Legislative digest - July 15, 2015

Jul 15, 2015 9:24am

Workforce development was a major focus in our most recent legislative session. We passed several bills which will help to ensure that our workers have the skills they need for a rapidly changing...

View from the bottom rung - July 11, 2015

Jul 11, 2015 4:06am

When things go wrong

And things pile on

It’s easy enough to cuss


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

After reading an article in the Alma Journal published Wednesday, June 17, I offer these thoughts to the citizens of Alma.

The pay proposal for the position of fire chief is not a new event...

Another perspective - June 20, 2015

Jun 20, 2015 4:05am

Does the U.S. economy do better under Democratic or Republican presidents? The Republican party has been very successful selling its free market, low tax, trickle-down and deregulation ideas to...

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