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Weekend Digest: Post-Election Advice

Governor's Budget Calls For Deepest Reduction Of Food Tax

Rep. Davy Carter Ascends To House Speaker's Post (UPDATED)

Rep. Davy Carter (R-Cabot) appears to have secured enough votes to wrestle control of the Arkansas House Speakership away from Democrat Darrin Williams and Republican...

Poll: Voters Sharing, But Hiding, Attitudes On Medical Marijuana

A Talk Business-Hendrix College Poll exploring voter attitudes on medical marijuana indicates that changes to the measure could influence a future vote on the topic....

House Speaker’s Race Gets A New Twist (Updated)

Multiple sources confirm to Talk Business that Rep. Davy Carter (R-Cabot) could emerge as a Republican alternative to Rep. Terry Rice (R-Waldron) as a candidate...

Medicaid Cuts Looming In Beebe Budget

On Thursday, Gov. Mike Beebe's balanced budget will be proposed, but state lawmakers received a sneak preview of one of the most problematic trouble spots...

Post-election Poll: What Motivated The Arkansas Voter?

Tolbert And Cook Assess Election Outcomes

House Schedules New Speaker Vote, Sets Committee Assignments

Weekend Digest: After The Elections

Arkansas State Senate Makes Committee Assignments

State Senators Draw For Two-Year, Four-Year Terms

Sen. Files Set For ‘Baptism By Fire’ As Chair Of Tax Committee

Sen. Jake Files, R-Fort Smith, was selected Thursday (Nov. 8) as the chairman of the powerful Senate Revenue and Tax committee, a job he admits...

Lamoureux Replaces Teague As Senate President For 2013

Democrat L.J. Bryant To Contest House District 52 Election

Gov. Beebe Expects Bipartisanship In GOP Legislature

One day after Republicans made historic gains and appear in control of both chambers of the General Assembly, Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe said he expects...

Voters Approve Road Tax, Defeat Marijuana, Financing Measures

Romney Cruises, Republicans Sweep All 4 Congressional Seats

GOP Picks Up State Senate, But House Control Remains In Question

Republicans firmly won the Arkansas State Senate for the first time since Reconstruction, but control of the Arkansas House is still an undecided matter. A...

Arkansas Election Night Legislative Scoreboard