LITTLE ROCK — A House committee on Thursday advanced a bill to create a pilot program to drug test participants in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program.
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WASHINGTON — A high-powered panel of witnesses — including Little Rock businessman Scott Ford — urged the Senate on Thursday to reject a proposal that would have cut in half U.S. foreign aid that is improving the health and well-being for Africa’s poorest people. The Senate obliged.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to make calling for or participating in an improper executive session a Class A misdemeanor cleared a House committee Thursday.
LITTLE ROCK — An advocacy group on Thursday called on state lawmakers and Gov. Asa Hutchinson to reject a bill it said would send a message to businesses that Arkansas is an intolerant, unwelcoming place to do business.
LITTLE ROCK — A bill to let local entities decide whether to add fluoride to public drinking water supplies failed to clear a Senate committee Wednesday.
LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas House voted Wednesday to approve a capital gains tax cut, new restrictions on abortion and expanded authority for advanced-practice registered nurses.
LITTLE ROCK — For at least another two years the state of Arkansas will continue the dual celebration of the birthdays of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee after a bill to separate the two holidays was voted down in a House committee Wednesday.
WASHINGTON — VA Secretary Robert McDonald informed Congress this week that his department plans to move forward with a land transfer needed for Arkansas to construct a Veterans home in North Little Rock.
LITTLE ROCK — A Senate committee on Wednesday rejected a bill that would allow some employers to demand access to employees’ social media accounts, a bill that is opposed by Facebook.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $100,000 in grants in Franklin and Yell counties for emergency response equipment.