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Year-to-date state revenue improves in March, still lags last year by $289 million

Year-to-date net available general revenue totaled $4.87 billion as of March, the state Department of Finance and Administration said.
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Lottery director Eric Hagler resigned unexpectedly Thursday

Hagler had been in the job for four years. He did not give a reason for his departure.

Legislature OKs 'emergency' rule limiting gender options on state IDs, dodges public comment

"We’ve had this policy for 14 years and we cannot cite one example of harm that has occurred," Sen. Clarke Tucker said.

Trans-targeting rule change to police gender designations on state-issued IDs moves ahead

Despite probing from a Democratic duo on whether there's really an emergency here, a legislative subcommittee gave its approval to change the rules on what gender markers can appear on state-issued IDs.

State revenue down almost 7% compared to this time last year

Blame the decline in state revenue on the personal and corporate income tax cuts passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature last year.

27 Arkansas pregnancy resource centers will receive shares of $1M grant

A condition for eligibility is that the facilities encourage pregnant Arkansans to give birth and do not perform or affiliate themselves with abortion in any way.

Arkansas pregnancy centers seek help with advertising, material needs from $1M state grant

The $1 million grant program will provide financial support to the centers, which are sometimes called “crisis pregnancy centers” and are often religiously affiliated.

State revenue collection for first half of fiscal year 5% below this time last year

The figure beat the state's economic forecast by $216 million, or 6.7%, though Arkansas's predictions of future revenue tend to be conservative. 

Medical marijuana sales top $211 million so far in 2023

Medical marijuana patients in Arkansas spent more than $211 million to purchase 44,979 pounds of cannabis products in the state’s 38 dispensaries through the first nine months of 2023. 

State revenue dips in September

Though collections are down, the Department of Finance and Administration said year-to-date revenue collection is still $132.3 million above forecast, or almost 7%.

Trent Minner named regulatory administrator at DFA

Minner, who lost a state legislative race by 10 votes last year, will oversee the Alcoholic Beverage Control Division and three other divisions in the Department of Finance and Administration.

Babbitt named controller and deputy director at Department of Finance and Administration

Andy Babbitt, a certified public accountant and fraud examiner, will oversee the department's accounting division.