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U.S. House candidate in Arkansas' 2nd District unveils economic plan

With the question answered of which Democrats' names will appear in the 2nd Congressional District race, candidate Paul Spencer on Monday drew in the press for a rollout of his extensive -- and expensive -- six-point economic plan.

Arkansas judicial candidates report on war chests

Two and a half years ago, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson kicked off her unsuccessful bid for chief justice with a $100,000 loan to her campaign war chest and donations from well over 150 people.

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Conviction upheld for Arkansas woman who killed husband's square-dancing coach-turned-lover

A Texarkana woman serving life in prison for killing her husband's square-dancing coach-turned-lover saw her capital-murder conviction upheld by the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday.

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State lawmakers send jury-waiver bill to governor

The most contested bill of an otherwise easygoing special session cleared its final hurdle Thursday, as the House voted to affirm the legality of jury-trial waivers written into lending contracts.

Jury-waiver stalls, then gains traction; vote on Arkansas House floor expected today

The quickening pace of the special session Wednesday saw a bill regarding contractual jury-trial waivers get blocked in a Senate committee before lunch, only to receive passage from the full Senate in the afternoon.

Arkansas House passes proposal to let 529 plans pay for private tuition

House lawmakers Wednesday passed legislation that would allow Arkansans to make tax-free deductions from their 529 college savings plans in order to pay for private school tuition.

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Arkansas panel passes proposal to let 529 plans pay for private tuition

Legislation allowing college savings plans to be used to pay for private school tuition sailed through the House Education Committee on Tuesday.

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Bill affirming jury-trial waiver falls in Arkansas House panel

A bill dealing with jury-trial waivers stumbled out of the starting block Tuesday, the first day of a special session that was supposed to focus on legislation that would pass easily because it had a broad consensus.

El Dorado's Shepherd elected speaker

42-year-old Republican selected to lead 2019 House session in 57-41 vote

House lawmakers Monday selected state Rep. Matthew Shepherd, an El Dorado Republican who heads the chamber's Judiciary Committee, to be the next speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

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Legislators pick new Arkansas House speaker

House lawmakers Monday elected state Rep. Matthew Shepherd, R-El Dorado, to be the next speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives.