Senator John Boozman says both Democrats and Republicans are working together to resolve the Student Loan interest rate increase on federal Stafford loans. He says a bipartisan group consisting of two Democrats, an Independent, and three Republicans have come together to come to a long-term agreement.
A new dean at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's Bowen School of Law is settling into his job. Michael Hunter Schwartz was announced as the Law School’s dean this week.
Schwartz gained over 20 years of law teaching and administering experience at Western State University, Charleston School of Law and Washburn University.
He says he was first attracted to Bowen after conducting a workshop there 2 years ago. He has a few long-term plans for the school, including finding ways to reach those who find it hard to access legal services.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department says bridge maintenance work on Highway 7 and Highway 70 will require lane closures in Hot Springs.
The department says crews will be repairing bridge navigational lights on two bridges crossing Lake Hamilton.
The repairs will require closing the southbound outside lane on Highway 7 - also known as Central Avenue - and the westbound outside lane on Highway 70 - which is also known as Airport Road/ Both repairs will take place on Thursday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting.
Arkansas' attorney general has rejected the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment that would declare that life begins at conception.
Attorney General Dustin McDaniel on Tuesday cited ambiguities with the measure proposed for the 2014 ballot by a group called Personhood Arkansas. McDaniel must certify the measure before the group can begin gathering the 78,133 signatures from registered voters needed to place the question on the ballot.
Fidelity National Information Services appears poised to add 150 new jobs and invest $3 million at its campus in west Little Rock.
Talk Business Arkansas reports a resolution on the city of Little Rock board of directors agenda indicates that Jacksonville, Fla.-based Fidelity will seek to utilize the state’s Arkansas Tax Back program for a partial sales tax rebate on new technology equipment, HVAC, office equipment and work stations.
Arkansas crop yields are all over the map this year, with cotton harvests at an all time low and wheat registering as the second highest on record.
Brent Griffin, a county extension agent for Prairie County, says wheat is a world wide commodity and is affected by what goes on in the overseas market. He says local factors attributed to the high yield of 59 bushels this year.
A normally very large crop for the state, only 320,000 acres of cotton were planted this year, only half of what was planted in 2012.