Congressman Tim Griffin of Arkansas will be among lawmakers with key questions Friday for the top Internal Revenue Service official who resigned this week amid a scandal over heightened scrutiny of conservative groups.
Former acting Commissioner Steven Miller is to testify before the House Ways and Means Committee. Griffin, a Republican from Little Rock, is a member of the committee.
A court hearing is set for Friday over a twelve week abortion ban passed earlier in the year by the Arkansas General Assembly. Without an injunction the law could come into effect as early as August 15th.
The Arkansas chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, representing two doctors from Little Rock Family Planning Services, is seeking a preliminary injunction from U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright.
Harding University has opted out of a state law that allows faculty and staff members to carry concealed guns on campus.
Harding spokesman David Crouch says the private school already has a no-weapons policy in place in campus. He says the school's board of trustees voted to continue that long-standing policy and not allow any weapons on campus.
Crouch tells The Daily Citizen that the policy is in effect for Harding's campuses in Searcy, North Little Rock, Rogers and Memphis, Tenn.
The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration is warning state taxpayers of an email scam that seeks personal information.
The department says the sender of the email claims that the recipient's tax return is being reviewed by Arkansas Revenue Services and asks the person to click on a link to learn more about the complaint.
DFA says there is no state agency called Arkansas Revenue Services and that the DFA does not send out unsolicited emails.
Arkansas Department of Higher Education Director Shane Broadway says expected cuts to state scholarship programs will affect students applying for those awards for this coming school year and beyond.
He says during the recent legislative session the Department didn’t get a requested additional $7 million to shore up estimated shortfalls, but did get $2 million to save the Governor’s Distinguished Scholarships. That scholarship goes to 300 high-achieving students.
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is hosting a Twitter town hall to answer questions about the farm bill and other agricultural issues.
Pryor's office said the Democratic lawmaker will answer questions via Twitter about the bill, agricultural research, regulations and domestic food availability. Arkansans can tweet their questions using the hashtag (hash)AskPryor starting at 8:15 a.m. Thursday.