WASHINGTON — Congress completed work last week on a bill that overhauls the way Medicare pays doctors, ending a long practice of short-term fixes that was threatening medical services to seniors.
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LITTLE ROCK — As it has done before, Arkansas is relying on Texas to house an overflow of state prisoners — but officials say they expect other, more innovative approaches to prison overcrowding to have a more long-term impact than shuttling inmates across state lines.
LITTLE ROCK — The state Ethics Commission on Friday discussed new ethics laws that came out of this year’s legislative session, including one that gives elected officials a 30-day grace period to return improper gifts from lobbyists and correct reporting errors.
The Three Rivers Study, a $3 million U.S. Corps of Engineers project to seek a permanent fix for a flood-prone area of the lower Arkansas River, is moving full-steam ahead now that funding has been approved at both the federal and state levels.
WASHINGTON — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee sat down with about a dozen reporters Friday afternoon to make his case as a the most viable Republican to square off against Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Renting a place to live has long been a temporary step toward homeownership or a permanent part of living on a tight budget.
LITTLE ROCK — Outgoing University of Arkansas Chancellor G. David Gearhart and his wife, Jane, have pledged to donate $1 million to the university’s upcoming fundraising campaign, the university said Thursday.
NORTH LITTLE ROCK — In a public hearing Thursday, the federal Environmental Protection Agency heard from supporters and opponents of the agency’s plan to improve visibility at national parks and wildlife areas in the region by reducing power plant emissions — a plan that would affect the White Bluff plant in Jefferson County.
LITTLE ROCK — A panel responsible for setting state elected officials’ salaries received a proposal Thursday to raise prosecuting attorneys’ salaries to a level close to that of circuit judges.
WASHINGTON — Rules aimed at preventing another collapse of the housing financial system are making it harder to sell manufactured homes that are otherwise an affordable option in rural America, according to Hot Springs Realtor Chris Polychron.