Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has issued a formal opiinion that says an absentee voter who fails to include the newly required proof of identification in a mail absentee has no opportunity to correct the omission.
The Arkansas legislature opened its fiscal session today with a pro forma quick beginning. Bills, along with the dozens of appropriation bills, include some renegates — the Common Core deterrent I mentioned earlier; an effort to do something to correct new feral hog legislation (which apparently may be considere
If nine Tea Party senators (or 26 retrograde House members) defeat reauthorization of private option expansion of Medicaid under Obamcare, the toll will be tens of thousands of working poor Arkansans, stripped of health insurance they just received.
A caller says Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said on a radio show this morning that he'd announce Thursday his decision on entering the Republican primary for lieutenant governor — a race he once told Democrat-Gazette reporters multiple times he had no intention of making.
The New York Times has an interactive feature in which you can plug in your basic living expenses and see how far the minimum wage ($8 in New York, $6.25 by Arkansas law for those not covered by the federal minimum) will go in covering it.
An automated poll Tuesday of 850 Arkansas voters found support for medical marijuana, but not for allowing people to grow their own. No measure is on the ballot this fall, but advocates are working already toward 2016.
Last week, Rep. Josh Miller, a Republican legislator from Heber Springs, spoke against the private option Medicaid expansion last week. He invoked FDR's New Deal — a "hand up," he said, not a "handout."
Scott Ellington, the prosecuting attorney for Arkansas's Second Judicial District, said in a recent interview that, "There are no ongoing investigations by governmental investigative authorities" concerning the West Memphis Three case. Ellington may be the only person on the planet who believes there is "closure" in my case.