Arkansas Election 2014 http://ualrpublicradio.org en Cotton: $1.3M Raised In First 3 Months Of '14 http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/cotton-13m-raised-first-3-months-14 <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton says he's raised more than $1.35 million in the first three months of the year in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor this fall.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cotton's campaign on Monday said it'll report raising more than $4.8 million since announcing last year he would challenge Pryor. The campaign did not say how much money Cotton would report having on hand for his bid.</span></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:27:14 +0000 Associated Press 21822 at http://ualrpublicradio.org AG Rejects Wording On Arkansas Alcohol Ballot Item http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/ag-rejects-wording-arkansas-alcohol-ballot-item <pre> Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment that would make it legal to produce and sell alcohol in all 75 Arkansas counties will have to try again for approval of the wording of their ballot item. The state attorney general's office on Tuesday <a href="http://ag.arkansas.gov/opinions/docs/2014-030.pdf" target="_blank">rejected the wording of the proposed Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Amendment.</a> The drive for the amendment is being organized by attorney David Couch. Wed, 02 Apr 2014 13:55:01 +0000 Associated Press 21202 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas AG Hopeful Calls For Return Of Electric Chair http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-ag-hopeful-calls-return-electric-chair <div><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="4">The four candidates running for Arkansas attorney general agree they want to resume&nbsp;</font><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">executions that have been halted for nearly a decade by court challenges and shortages of the drugs used for lethal injections. One of them says the state should resort to a&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size: large; line-height: 1.5;">method that hasn't been used in 24 years: the electric chair.</span></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:21:01 +0000 Associated Press 21091 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Private Option Overshadows GOP Primaries In Arkansas http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/private-option-overshadows-gop-primaries-arkansas <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">The fight over Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion may be over in the Legislature, but it's now spilling over into a number of Republican primaries this spring.</p> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:58:07 +0000 Associated Press 20394 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Private Option Overshadows GOP Primaries In Arkansas Arkansas Legislative Race Could Impact Medicaid Expansion http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-legislative-race-could-impact-medicaid-expansion <p>The outcome of a special election Tuesday for a northeast Arkansas Senate seat could be a factor in the long-term viability of the state’s Medicaid expansion.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The race will determine whether Democrat Steve Rockwell or Republican John Cooper will serve the remainder of former state Senator Paul </span>Bookout’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> term. </span>Bookout<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Democrat, vacated the post due to ethics violations.</span></p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 21:38:34 +0000 Malcolm Glover 17407 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Legislative Race Could Impact Medicaid Expansion Arkansas Senate Race Focuses On Family Around Holiday http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-senate-race-focuses-family-around-holiday <p>Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor and Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton have traded jabs over the past few months as Arkansas' U.S. Senate race got underway.</p><p>But during Thanksgiving week, the race has been focusing on family.</p><p>Pryor's campaign posted a recipe for his mother's Scotch fudge cake online.</p><p>And Cotton's campaign says it's airing a new television ad featuring his mother starting Friday in northeast Arkansas.</p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 15:54:02 +0000 Associated Press 15338 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Candidates For 2 Arkansas Races Speaking At Delta Caucus http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/candidates-2-arkansas-races-speaking-delta-caucus <p>Leading candidates for the U.S. Senate and governor's races in Arkansas are scheduled to speak at a conference in Memphis.</p><p>Two-term incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, a Democrat, and the Republican opponent for his Senate seat, U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton, will speak Friday at the Delta Grassroots Caucus at the Agricenter in east Memphis.</p><p>Also scheduled to speak are former Congressmen Mike Ross and Asa Hutchinson, who are competing to replace Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe.</p> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 12:53:58 +0000 Associated Press 13051 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lawmakers To Review Voter ID Rules http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-lawmakers-review-voter-id-rules <p>Arkansas lawmakers are reviewing the rules for enforcing a new state law that will require voters to show photo identification when they cast a ballot.</p><p>A subcommittee of the Legislative Council was scheduled Wednesday to discuss the rules that the state Board of Election Commissioner approved for enforcing the voter ID law.</p><p>The Republican-controlled Legislature enacted the law earlier this year when it overrode a veto by Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 10:37:12 +0000 Associated Press 12533 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Lawmakers To Review Voter ID Rules Arkansas Attorney General Approves Wording Of Medical Marijuana Proposal http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansas-attorney-general-approves-wording-medical-marijuana-proposal <p>Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has approved the wording of a proposal for next year&#39;s ballot legalizing medical marijuana.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">McDaniel on Thursday certified the proposal submitted by Arkansans for Compassionate Care, clearing the way for the group to begin gathering the 62,507 signatures needed to place the proposed initiated act on next year&#39;s ballot.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 10:36:43 +0000 Associated Press 12284 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Arkansas Attorney General Approves Wording Of Medical Marijuana Proposal Pryor Targets Cotton Over Syria Stance http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/pryor-targets-cotton-over-syria-stance <p>Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor is criticizing Republican rival Rep. Tom Cotton for supporting military action in Syria, while a conservative group backing Cotton is launching radio ads portraying the Arkansas senator as too liberal.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pryor&#39;s campaign on Thursday targeted Cotton for being the only member of the state&#39;s congressional delegation who publicly supports giving the president authority to strike Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons.</span></p> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 10:58:58 +0000 Associated Press 11918 at http://ualrpublicradio.org Pryor Targets Cotton Over Syria Stance