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Rex Nelson named Rural Advocate of the Year

LITTLE ROCK — Rex Nelson, director of corporate community relations for Simmons Bank, was named 2016 Rural Advocate of the Year on Thursday by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Division of Rural Services and the Arkansas Rural Development Commission.

Fiscal session winding down

LITTLE ROCK — The fiscal session that began April 13 could wrap up this week, legislative leaders said Friday as they worked with the governor’s office on the Revenue Stabilization Act, the bill that will set spending priorities for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

Proposal to limit use of TANF benefits stalls

LITTLE ROCK — Proposals to restrict how Arkansans can spend welfare benefits and create a new way to appeal decisions of the Capitol Zoning District Commission in Little Rock stalled in the Joint Budget Committee on Thursday, but the sponsors could try again with the measures next week.