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I-30 study completed

LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department said Wednesday it has completed a yearlong study on ways to improve Interstate 30 in Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Hutchinson expects quick resolution of PARCC dispute

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson acknowledged Tuesday that he and the state Board of Education have been “at loggerheads” over who should provide the state with standardized tests next year but said he is optimistic the conflict will be resolved within the next couple of months.

Ethics panel issues opinion on lobbyist gifts

LITTLE ROCK — State agency directors, agency deputy directors, agency employees and most local elected officials and their staffs and the staff members of constitutional officers are not barred from accepting gifts from lobbyists, the state Ethics Commission said Friday in an advisory opinion.