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Talk Business: The Search for a New Arkansas Treasurer
Blog editor and Arkansas politics expert Roby Brock discusses the opening left by the departure of Martha Shoffner this week.
Update: AR Treasurer Resigns Amid Extortion Allegations
Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has resigned. |
Shoffner Resignation Letter (79.8KB)
State Officials Call for Shoffner's Resignation
Several Arkansas officials are calling for State Treasurer Martha Shoffner to step down amid extortion allegations.
Rep. Debra Hobbs Planning Gubernatorial Run
The third-term lawmaker is expected to formally announce her bid on June 17.
Health Care Expansion Funding Fails in House
The Arkansas House rejected funding of health care expansion for more than 250,000 uninsured residents.
Margaret Thatcher, Britain's First Woman PM, Dies
The leader known as "The Iron Lady" was 87 years old.
Mike Ross Resigns Job to Pursue 'Public Service'
Former Congressman Mike Ross (D) dropped another huge clue that he plans to run for Arkansas Governor in 2014.
House Overrides Governor's Voter ID Veto
The Arkansas House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Beebe's veto of the Voter ID bill.
Bill to Change Scholarship Eligibility Requirements Advances in Senate
A bill that would allow students who get their GED to also qualify for the Arkansas Lottery Scholarship advanced in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
Governor Vetoes Voter ID Bill
Governor Mike Beebe vetoed a bill that would require voters to show identification prior to casting their ballot.
Gov veto letter on SB2 (122.6KB)
Senate Education Committee Discusses Charter School Changes
A bill that would make the Arkansas Department of Education the authority on Arkansas charter schools passed the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday.
Gubernatorial Candidate Announces Veterans Initiative
Republican gubernatorial candidate Curtis Coleman has announced his veterans initiative.
House Panel Rejects Bill to Prevent Sex Offenders from Living Near Private Parks
The bill only makes a slight change to existing law, adding private parks as a place in which a sex offender cannot live within 2000 feet.
Bill Filed Monday Could Lower Tuition Rates for Illegal Immigrants
One of the hundreds of bills filed before the deadline on Monday would allow children of illegal immigrants to attend Arkansas universities at the in-state tuition rate.
Stargaze Highlights Light Pollution
The Central Arkansas Astronomical Society is inviting the public to participate in the Capital Stargaze Tuesday night.
School Choice Legislation Filed in House
State Representative Randy Alexander filed school choice legislation Friday. The bill would allow parents of public school students in the 4th through 8th grades to transfer their children to any school of their choosing.
Arkansas Governor Vetoes Fetal Heartbeat Bill
Mike Beebe refuses to sign Senate Bill 134, which bans abortions after 12-weeks.
Abortion Battles in the Arkansas Legislature
Rep. Andy Mayberry (R-Hensley) explains his push for the 20-Week abortion ban measure that's now state law.
Arkansas ACLU: 12-week Abortion Bill Would be Most Severe in the Nation
Arkansas Senate sends measure to governor's desk.
Abortion Ban Bill Pushing its Way into Law at the Arkansas Legislature
Arkansas Family Council President Jerry Cox shares his views on the measure.
Talk Biz: A Shift in Healthcare Debate at the State Capitol
Roby Brock with the Talk Business blog chats with Good Day's Deedra Wilson about topics from the Arkansas Legislature.
Arkansas House Overrides Veto on 20-Week Abortion Ban
The Arkansas House of Representatives has voted to override Governor Mike Beebe's veto of the 20-week abortion ban.
Rants and Raves: Beebe vs. Darr
Viewers sound off about a controversy between the Arkansas governor and lieutenant governor.
12-Week Abortion Ban Bill Advances in Arkansas Senate
Measure goes to full Senate for Thursday vote.
20-Week Abortion Ban Bill Vetoed by Arkansas Governor
Governor Mike Beebe has vetoed a 20-week abortion bill sent to his desk from the legislature, citing the proposed law would contradict with Supreme Court precedent.
Arkansas House Speaker Pushes $150M in Tax Cuts
Tells Revenue and Tax Committee capital gains tax reduction is also on his wish list.
Guns on Campus Bill Headed to Gov. Beebe's Desk for Signature
The Arkansas Senate has sent a bill to Governor Beebe that would allow guns onto college campuses, but it comes with a catch.
Poll: Asa Hutchinson is Front-Runner for Governor in 2014
In the 2014 Governor’s race, Republican Asa Hutchinson has an early lead over two potential Democratic rivals, Mike Ross and Bill Halter.
House Speaker Faces Criticism for Open Carry Views
The Arkansas Speaker of the House says he's not a fan of open carry for guns. Now Republican Davy Carter of Cabot is dealing with some pretty significant push back from those who support the idea.
Sequestration Could Affect Arkansas Air Travel
The FAA announced it may shut down some air traffic control facilities in Arkansas as part of a $600 million reduction in expenditures for the current fiscal year.
Acting AR Governor Mark Darr Signs Concealed-carry Bill into Law
State can no longer release information on people who have concealed carry licenses.
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