Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he's reviewing constitutional concerns that have been raised about a bill to require voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.
Carter said Monday that some lawmakers told him they plan to object to the bill on the grounds that it failed to capture a two-thirds majority of votes - 24 votes - when it passed the Senate on a 23-12 vote last month.
An Arkansas lawmaker is proposing extending in-state tuition rates to some students who entered the U.S. illegally.
Little Rock Democratic Sen. Joyce Elliott filed a bill Monday that would grant in-state tuition rates to anyone who has attended an Arkansas high school for at least three years and has an Arkansas high school diploma or general education diploma in the state.
Monday is the deadline for lawmakers to file legislation.
An analysis by a nonpartisan nonprofit that focuses on making government transparent and accountable is giving the Legislatures in Arkansas, New Hampshire and Connecticut an 'A' grade for how they make legislative information available.
The Sunlight Foundation also gave the top mark to Georgia, Kansas, North Carolina, Texas and Washington.
Two New England states got an 'F.' They are Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Others in that category are Alabama, Colorado, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
At a health insurance expansion rally on Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe (D) encouraged stakeholders in the debate to be patient with lawmakers as they grapple for a fiscal and political solution to insuring more Arkansans.
The Arkansas House has rejected a proposal to cut in half the application fee for obtaining a concealed handgun license.
By a 31-52 vote, lawmakers on Friday rejected the measure, which would have decreased the concealed carry permit application fee from $100 to $50. It would have also further reduced the fee for veterans, people over the age of 60 and residents who have obtained a restraining order.
Highway officials say the whole support structure where a tractor-trailer hit a bridge in the fiery accident Thursday will have to be replaced.
Spokesman Danny Straessle with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department said the Young Road overpass near the Crystal Hill exit on Interstate 40 in North Little Rock is expected to be re-opened Friday evening with 200 tons weight restrictions.