Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe says he expects the number of state employees furloughed because of the federal government shutdown to rise to more than 1,400 next week. Speaking to reporters Friday, Beebe vented frustration with Congress over the shutdown that so far has idled hundreds of state employees.
Arkansas House and Senate leaders are measuring support for a package of bills that would increase state funding to teacher insurance and overhaul the program to avoid rate hikes of up to 50 percent thousands of teachers will face next year next year.
House and Senate members on Friday received a list of bills that are being proposed for a potential special session to address the looming rate hikes.
Gov. Mike Beebe has said he won't call lawmakers back to the Capitol unless there's consensus for the changes.
A technology company that analyzes consumers’ personal data to help create specifically targeted mobile advertisements will be opening a center in Little Rock. nGage Labs plans to hire 35 skilled workers at an average salary of $100,000 for its new site in the Rivermarket.
Ron Ford, CEO of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company, told reporters at the Capitol Friday about his enthusiasm for the new expansion, an ‘Analytics Innovation Center’.
Entergy Corporation released this video offering a sneak peek of the lighting project for three bridges spanning the Arkansas River. The $2 million project includes lights on the Junction and Clinton Library pedestrian bridges and the Main Street bridge.
A 5-year-old boy who disappeared from his grandparents' home in western Arkansas has been found safe with his non-custodial mother in Albuquerque, N.M.
The Sebastian County Sheriff's Office says Quinn Whitsitt was recovered and that his mother - Rainy Whitsitt - was arrested Thursday afternoon about one mile from where his mother was living in Albuquerque by FBI agents who had the home under surveillance.
Quinn was reported missing from Central City just east of Fort Smith about 6:30 a.m. Thursday by his grandparents, who authorities say have custody of the child.
Though talk of immigration reform has died down amidst recent political squabbles over the federal government shutdown and other issues, immigrant activists continue to push the issue both nationally and locally.
Saturday a number of community organizations, labor unions and faith organizations, plan to rally at the state capitol to protest deportations and support comprehensive legislation that would overhaul the country’s immigration system.
A nonpartisan news source that fact-checks campaign political ads says a new TV ad from Cong. Tom Cotton (R) is “false” and the Mark Pryor Senate campaign is calling on Cotton to pull the plug on the spot.
Earlier this week, U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton unveiled a new TV ad declaring that incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor (D) cast “the deciding vote” for Obamacare and voted “himself and everyone in Congress special subsidies” to protect them from Obamacare, the new federal health law.