9 hrs ago
AR Treasurer Resigns Amid Extortion Allegations
Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner has resigned. Shoffner, 68, was arrested at her home in Newport on Saturday by the FBI on extortion charges.
18 hrs ago
Mississippi Business Journal
Bill exempting small farms from fuel storage regs passes Senate
Legislation to exempt small farms from Environmental Protection Agency fuel storage requirements has been incorporated into the Senate-passed Water Resources Development Act of 2013 , according to a release from U.S. Sen.
Mon May 20, 2013
Watch Sens. Boozman and Pryor talk about the Internet econmy
Roby Brock will moderate the Google+Hangout on how Arkansas's faring in the Internet economy.
Officials say Shoffner should resign
A number of officials said Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner should resign after she allegedly took cash from a broker who managed state funds.
Sun May 19, 2013
Sunday morning: IRS, Kochs and movies
Not much new to report this morning. If all goes well, I'm going to catch at least three movies today at the Little Rock Film Festival .
Sat May 18, 2013
Crisis at the NLRB
If left to the Republican Party, there'd be no National Labor Relations Board to look after employee rights in the workplace.
Friday finish - An oldie but goodie for legislature? A rebuttal for Tom Cotton
The state took control of the district yesterday because of fiscal woes. Turner has a long resume of school work, including in the fiscal distress unit of the state department.
Practicing law with Bro. Rapert
Sen. Jason Rapert, author of the patently unconstitutional bill to ban most abortions in Arkansas at the 12th week of pregnancy, took heart yesterday at Judge Susan Webber Wright's indication that she was inclined to uphold the part of the law that requires women seeking an abortion in the 12th week of pregnancy or later to have an ultrasound and ... (more)
Fri May 17, 2013
Ark. senators host online chat on the economy
Arkansas' two U.S. senators are participating in an online discussion with small business owners about the Internet and economic development.
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.
The 2013 legislature closes quietly
The House and Senate convened briefly this morning to complete the 2013 General Assembly.
The death and taxes open line
Mark Pryor, today pounding him for once saying seven years ago that he supported permanent repeal of the estate tax but joining in recent bipartisan approval of what is now a dramatically lower estate tax.
Thu May 16, 2013
Epa Fuel Spill Exemption for Small Farms Included in Water Resources Bill
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran, R-MS, today reported that legislation to exempt small farms from Environmental Protection Agency fuel storage requirements has been incorporated into the Senate-passed Water Resources Development Act of 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.
Pryor hosting Twitter 'town hall' on agriculture
U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas is hosting a Twitter town hall to answer questions about the farm bill and other agricultural issues.
UPDATED: AG McDaniel Orders Payday Lenders to Cease Operations or Face Action
The state attorney general's office on Tuesday mailed letters to 156 businesses around Arkansas ordering them to cease and desist payday lending activity.
Tue May 14, 2013
Cable Bills Focus of Congress Push for a La Carte Prices
It's time to let television viewers buy individual channels rather than being required to pay for bundles of programming, and to end blackouts of sports contests in publicly financed stadiums, U.S. Senator John McCain said.
Mon May 13, 2013
Mark Darr Eyeing Congressional Race
Lt. Gov. Mark Darr is seriously considering a race in south Arkansas' 4th Congressional District in the 2014 election, he told 5NEWS on Monday .
The City Wire
Politics: Guns, - golden' names and gubernatorial money
Politico Senior Reporter Jonathan Martin says he doesn't believe U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., will have to take another vote on the controversial Manchin-Toomey gun control legislation.