Arkansas Blog

What's behind an immodest proposal to allow campaign money to be rolled into dark money groups? Tim Griffin, maybe?

A proposal to turn campaign surplus over to dark money groups. A terrible idea. Is Tim Griffin a motivating factor?

What does Leslie Rutledge know about this?

A Missouri probe shows how deeply that state's attorney general was involved in advancing national Republican interests. So what about Arkansas A.G. Leslie Rutledge?

Another good idea this legislature won't consider: Ending corporate welfare bidding wars

Here's an idea: Join with other states in agreeing not to participate in corporate welfare bidding wars,

Tales from the unemployment line

The legislature acts on an emergency basis to help businesses on unemployment taxes. The unemployed? They don't have a lobbyist,

Stand-your-ground laws don't make you safer

Particularly if you are a young Black male.

The daily news roundup is full of legislative horrors. The line is open.

Guns and vote suppression lead the legislative action.

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Vote limitation bill comes out of Senate committee

Vote suppression is popular the Republican-dominated legislature.

Severe damage to keep LRSD's Pulaski Heights campuses closed

The Little Rock School District continues to work to repair several of its campuses that were damaged in last week's winter storm. The entire district moved to virtual learning Monday and five campuses — Cloverdale Middle, Jefferson Elementary, Pulaski Heights Elementary, Pulaski Heights Middle and Watson Elementary — shifted to virtual learning all week. 

UPDATE: Committee approves stand-your-ground bill in its original form

Amendment to make it even worse failed because of prosecutors' opposition.

UAMS to move vaccine clinic in Little Rock

The move should triple the clinic's shot volume.

Coronavirus today: Vaccinations open for those 65 and older.

Vaccine now available to 65 and older.

The water disaster in Pine Bluff; no solution in sight

Pine Bluff has a disastrous water problem and no fixes in immediate sight.

Latest COVID forecast: Don't get comfortable

The latest UAMS forecast calls for continued growth in COVID-19 cases.

Biden grants slack on standardized school tests

School tests must continue, but they may be changed significant this year, the Biden administration says. What will Arkansas do.

Tales from the unemployment line

Won't somebody help the unemployed of Arkansas get their benefits? Somebody?

More national exposure for Jim Hendren's departure from the Republican Party

Jim Hendren is getting plenty of national publicity. But is he generating support where it matters, back home in Arkansas

Confederate monuments falling, but not fast enough

Monuments to slavery's defense were reduced in 2020, but many remain, including in Arkansas.

ACLU blasts Rutledge over transgender athlete ban

Proposed ban is part of "sweeping": attack on rights of LGBTQ people, ACLU says.

Rutledge plays politics in Medicaid work rule case

Talk about political stunts. Leslie Rutledge is full of them today.

Today's news -- a bad day for women's rights in Arkansas -- and the open line

Women's rights? Not worth much in Arkansas, politicians demonstrated today.