LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission voted unanimously Friday to issue a $250 fine and a public letter of caution to the ballot question committee Let Arkansas Decide for failing to disclose all required information on financial reports.
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LITTLE ROCK — The state Legislative Council on Friday approved hiring a Russellville-based consultant to advise lawmakers on ways to control soaring costs in the teachers’ and state employees’ health insurance systems.
LITTLE ROCK — Arkansas’ unemployment rate dropped to 5.8 percent in November, according to labor statistics released Friday.
LITTLE ROCK — Two former state Department of Human Services employees are among three people indicted on federal charges of conspiring to steal money from a government program that provides summer meals to children.
LITTLE ROCK — A newly created citizens’ commission charged with setting pay levels for elected state officials held its first meeting Thursday and signaled it would not rush to make any decisions on salary amounts.
WASHINGTON — Rep.-elect Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, has filled out his Congressional staff on Thursday, announcing seven new hires who will work out of district offices in Arkansas.
WASHINGTON — Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Dardanelle, will be bringing along most of his top aides when he moves over to the U.S. Senate in January.
LITTLE ROCK — An Arkansas prison inmate died Wednesday night, apparently from injuries he sustained two days earlier in a suicide attempt, according to the state Department of Correction.
WASHINGTON — Arkansas ranked last in the nation for its ability to handle outbreaks of severe infectious diseases, according to a report released Thursday by a nonprofit health advocacy group.
LITTLE ROCK — Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday he has selected Brig. Gen. Mark Berry of Ozark to be adjutant general of the Arkansas National Guard and state Rep. Allen Kerr, R-Little Rock, to be state insurance commissioner.