LITTLE ROCK — A bill to ban all federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed in a procedural vote in the Senate on Monday, though it had the support of both senators from Arkansas.
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LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday he has hired a member of U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton’s staff as his senior health policy adviser.
LITTLE ROCK — The final version of the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants, unveiled Monday, contains a later start time for compliance and a less stringent reduction target for Arkansas than the previously released draft rule.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Monday named the 21 members of the Youth Justice Reform Board, a newly created panel charged with bringing increased oversight, accountability and effectiveness to the state’s juvenile justice system.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Science and Technology will receive $20 million from the National Science Foundation to expand research and workforce development training opportunities at 10 colleges and universities, including the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and University of Arkansas at Monticello, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday.
LITTLE ROCK — Southlake, Texas-based restaurant chain Del Frisco’s Grille said Monday it will open a location in Little Rock in September that will employ 120 people.
LITTLE ROCK — More than 48,000 Arkansans have lost or are on the verge of losing coverage under the private option or traditional Medicaid — the vast majority of them because they did not respond quickly to a mailed notice, a development some officials have called surprising and troubling.
WASHINGTON — The Senate voted last week for a six-year extension of federal programs for highways, mass transit and infrastructure while acknowledging it needs to come up with more money to pay for the entire bill.
LITTLE ROCK — The National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils said Friday it will establish fitness centers at three Arkansas elementary schools.
LITTLE ROCK — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Friday it has awarded $243,007 to the Arkansas Department of Health to administer and enforce the state’s lead-based paint program.