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.
The oldest still in use baseball park in Arkansas, Lamar Porter Field, is the subject of major renovation and fundraising plans this summer.
The field, located in the heart of Stifft Station in Little Rock, is celebrating it's 77th year of use with its most famous player Brooks Robinson next month. Robinson spent his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles from 1955 to 1977.
The Arkansas Department of Correction says a pharmaceutical company has closed its account after the state last month acknowledged plans to use its anti-seizure drug phenobarbital in executions.
Department of Correction spokeswoman Shea Wilson told The Associated Press that West-Ward Pharmaceuticals officials notified the agency Wednesday that the company was closing the prison system's account.
The agency said last month that it would use phenobarbital in executions, even though the barbiturate has never been used in U.S. lethal injections.
Arkansas State University is warning Bill Halter that it owns the trademark to the "Arkansas Promise Scholarship" and says the Democrat needs to stop using a similar phrase in his campaign for governor.
One of Halter's policy proposals is called the "Arkansas Promise."
The program would pay college tuition for Arkansas high school graduates who maintain a 2.5 grade point average, attend school in state and qualify for the state's lottery scholarship.