The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery's revenue in December reached $44.7 million and exceeded the previous record for the month, set in 2009, the first year of ticket sales.
School joins governor-requested freeze for in-state charge
Arkansas Tech University intends to comply with Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request to freeze in-state tuition at current levels in the coming school year, Arkansas Tech President Robin Bowen said Friday.
Will adhere to governor’s request, they tell legislators
The four-year universities in the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University systems are committed to abiding by Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request to freeze in-state tuition at existing levels in the next school year, the presidents of the two systems told lawmakers Thursday.
A handful of state lawmakers on Wednesday raised questions about Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to reduce his proposed budget's reliance on general revenue in the coming fiscal year to fund an adequate education for public school students.
Spending up $173M, mostly for Medicaid
Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday pitched to legislators a $5.63 billion spending plan for next fiscal year that would be nearly $173 million more than the current general revenue budget, with most of the new money devoted to the state's Medicaid program.
The Legislature's tax overhaul task force Monday voted to terminate a contract with its Pennsylvania-based consultant after one of the panel's leaders said the task force will "go in a different direction" and rely on government staffs.
Medicaid expansion money remains wild card
State lawmakers will convene this week to hold hearings on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed budget for next fiscal year with some uncertainty about whether there's enough support in their ranks to reauthorize the use of federal and state money for the state's Medicaid expansion.
Medicaid expansion funds a wild card
State lawmakers will convene this week to hold hearings on Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposed budget for next fiscal year with some uncertainty about whether there's enough support in their ranks to reauthorize the use of federal and state funds for the state's Medicaid expansion.
A private group on Friday proposed a constitutional amendment that would authorize the state to issue licenses for up to three casinos in Arkansas, with most of the taxes on gambling profits going to roads.
Bolstered by increased collection of individual income taxes and sales and use taxes, state general revenue in December increased by nearly 10 percent over the same month a year ago to a record-setting $589.4 million.