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Early voting begins for Arkansas midterm election

Early voting started today for Arkansas’ general election for federal, state and local offices. Secretary of State Mark Martin’s office declined to predict a turnout in this midterm election.

Rivals express views in state treasurer race

Incumbent touts his record; challenger keys on integrity

State Treasurer Dennis Milligan is touting his office's investment performance in his re-election bid.

3 spar in Arkansas lieutenant governor's race

In his re-election bid, Republican Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has taken a few jabs from Democratic candidate Anthony Bland and Libertarian candidate Frank Gilbert in what's been a low-key campaign.

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Arkansas Supreme Court kicks term-limits proposal off ballot

Justices find fault with petition signatures

Votes cast on a proposed constitutional amendment that would have imposed the nation's strictest term limits on state lawmakers won't be counted in the Nov. 6 general election, a divided Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Friday.

State's high court keeps wage-raise measure on ballot

A proposed ballot measure to gradually raise the state's hourly minimum wage from $8.50 to $11 will remain on the Nov. 6 general election ballot, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled Thursday.

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System money from lawsuits raises tension

State legislator takes issue with amount Hopkins cited

A state lawmaker Wednesday tangled again with the departing head of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System over the latter's testimony in July regarding how much the system has recovered through class-action lawsuits.

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Arkansas Democrats' political radio ad canceled after governor raises party ethics issue

The Arkansas Democratic Party on Wednesday suspended party-financed radio advertisements that Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson said urge the election of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jared Henderson.

Lobbyist reporting endorsed

Ethics panel calls to broaden rules

The state Senate Ethics Committee on Tuesday recommended broadening the rules on who must report their relationships with lobbyists.

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Tribes give over $1.8M in month to Arkansas committee behind proposed casino amendment

Tribes gave over $1.8M last month

The Quapaw Tribe and Cherokee Nation collectively contributed more than $1.8 million in September to the ballot committee behind a proposed constitutional amendment that would clear the way for up to four full-fledged casinos in Arkansas, the committee reported Monday.

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Hearings on state's budget to get going

Tax plan details still an unknown

In the midst of election season, Arkansas lawmakers this week will head to the Capitol to begin discussing the state's budget for the next fiscal year.