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Lawmakers Calling on AR State Treasurer to Resign
A number of Arkansas political leaders are calling on Arkansas State Treasure Martha Shoffner to resign following her weekend arrest.
Sat May 18, 2013
The Miami Herald
Pension vote puts some House Republicans in awkward position
Republican House members tried to close the state's pension system to new employees, but many of them are part of the pension themselves.
Fri May 17, 2013
The 2013 legislature closes quietly
The House and Senate convened briefly this morning to complete the 2013 General Assembly.
Arkansas House Speaker Carter Not Entering 2014 Governor's Race
The Arkansas House Speaker is not entering the 2014 Arkansas governor's race. That's according to Talk Business, which reports Rep.
Women's rights in court this morning
Leslie Newell Peacock will be in federal court for us this morning for the preliminary injunction hearing on the lawsuit challenging the new state law prohibiting most abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Thu May 16, 2013
James Lee Witt endorses Mike Ross for governor
Does the endorsement of James Lee Witt, Bill Clinton's FEMA director, now a bigtime lobbyist/consultant, help Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross? Surely it will in Wildcat Holler.
Wed May 15, 2013
Judge refuses to dismiss suit challenging new 12-week abortion limit
Federal Judge Susan Webber Wright has denied the state of Arkansas's motion to dismiss the ACLU-backed lawsuit challenging the new state law, passed over Gov.
Promise to invest worthy of debate
Bill Halter may or may not win the Democratic nomination to be the next governor of Arkansas, but the central idea in his campaign should be a subject for major debate in the 2014 gubernatorial election.
Tue May 14, 2013
Fact: Speaker Davy Carter made it up as he went along
The media's rapture with House Speaker Davy Carter continues. Latest is a gushing profile of Carter at the top of Talk Business' 10 Best Legislators list.
Mon May 13, 2013
State Rep. Debra Hobbs running for AR gov.
Rep. Debra Hobbs LITTLE ROCK, AR - Rep. Debra Hobbs says she's seeking the Republican nomination for Arkansas governor next year.
Sat May 11, 2013
Analysis: Dynamics of health debate change in Ark.
For the past three years, they've been the three dirtiest words in Arkansas politics.
Hobbs Discusses Governor's Race on Sunday Show
State Rep. Debra Hobbs, R-Rogers, discusses her potential bid for governor in the 2014 election during a segment on "5NEWS Sunday Morning" to air Sunday .
AR-Gov: Happy Mother's Day From Bill Halter
Because Mother's Day is tomorrow and because I love former Lt. Governor Bill Halter , I figured I would share his Mother's Day e-mail with you all: Nancy Halter was a nurse.
Thu May 09, 2013
The City Wire
Susan Inman to run for Arkansas Secretary of State
The candidate announcements continue to trickle in and the first announced candidate for Arkansas Secretary of State has been made by Pulaski County Elections Commission Chair Susan Inman.
Tue May 07, 2013
'Powder, lead, walnut, brass and steel': Nate Bell's tribute to weapons
Kind of a nicely written narrative from Rep. Nate Bell of Mena on what he says was a formative episode of his youth, when, he says, a 30-30 rifle gave him the backing he needed to scare a would-be intruder away from his Alabama home.
'RIDIN WITH YOUR REP': U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin's website features a photo of him in motocross gear and an invitation to ride with him to learn about the 'important policy issues affecting this sport.' Any pipelines needed for motocross? * THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT HAS DESIGNS ON ARKANSAS : Church and State magazine reports on plans by the American Renewal ... (more)
Flash: Texas grows enlightened on women's issues
Interesting story from Texas on the Texas legislature . Republicans, who control nearly everything in Texas, apparently suffered huge blowback from their war on women in the last legislative session that cut health care to women in the battle to destroy Planned Parenthood .
Mon May 06, 2013
Do Arkansas Republicans have room for a centrist?
The premise is whether there's room enough in the Republican middle for Carter to mount a winning primary campaign.
The News Tribune
State Senate, House divided on education issues
Republicans in the state Senate want to revive a handful of controversial education-reform measures during upcoming budget negotiations, including giving principals veto authority over teacher transfers, assigning letter grades to schools, and intervening when students can't read well by third grade.
Sun May 05, 2013
Analysis: Path to Ark. gov. uphill 1 for Carter
By mulling a run for governor next year, House Speaker Davy Carter is threatening to shake up a Republican primary that seemed downright boring compared to the bitter nomination fight Democrats face.