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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 10:28:00

2nd District polling on Tucker vs. Hill underway

There was polling underway earlier this week for 2nd District Congress. Among the tests: U.S. Rep. French Hill (R-Little Rock) vs. state Rep. Clarke Tucker (D-Little Rock).

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 12:43:00

Governor directs Health Department to resume issuing birth certificates under revised procedures

Birth certificates are once again being issued at the Health Department after a brief halt due to a judge's order. Gov. Hutchinson today sent the Health Department a directive for new procedures in order to comply with the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

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Friday, December 8, 2017 - 07:40:00

No one attends public comment meeting on proposed concrete security for Ten Commandments monument

No one showed up to yesterday's public comment meeting over a proposal to add concrete protections around the base of the Ten Commandments monument set to be reinstalled on the Capitol grounds. This brings the reinstallation, and the inevitable lawsuits to follow, one step closer.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:25:00

Legislators continue to advocate for race relations discussions

Senators Joyce Elliott and Jim Hendren discussed ways to continue discussions on race relations after the vote last month against their subcommittee.

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 17:09:00

Sen. Elliott worries prison officials response to violence "just more punishment"

Director Wendy Kelley and other Arkansas Department of Correction officials were asked questions today by legislators at a meeting of the Charitable, Penal and Correctional Institutions subcommittee about the department's plans to deal with a number of recent violent incidents. Answers were unclear and often relied on "just more punishment," said Senator Joyce Elliott, chair of the committee.

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 11:37:00

Former House Speaker Davy Carter speaks out against Trump DACA decision

Former Republican House Speaker Davy Carter made an emotional appearance on KARK's "Capitol View" this morning to talk about the Trump administration's decision to phase out the DACA program. He followed a typically robotic Attorney General Leslie Rutledge who answered most questions with a version of "we are a nation of laws."

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 07:11:00

A local legislator stands up for Arkansas Tech

Arkansas Tech's hometown state representative has taken exception to an attack on the school by a fellow legislator.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 13:45:00

Cotton figures in New York Times roundup on 2020 presidential race

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton gets front page ink in today's New York Times, which rounds up GOP presidential hopefuls who're laying the groundwork for a race in 2020 amid the chaos of the Trump presidency.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sunday, May 7, 2017 - 10:12:00

Is House health care vote a ticket for Democrats? (Say cheese, French!)

Much talk — AP here and also the New York Times here — on whether the health bill approved by Republicans last week is a ticket to gains in the House for Democrats. The chatter includes at least some idle speculation about the 2nd District of Arkansas.

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 15:46:00

Democratic life in the Third District, potential challenger for Womack

A Fayetteville Democrat, Joshua Mahony, has been sending signals on social media that he'll run against Republican U.S. Rep. Steve Womack of the Third District next year.

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Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 21:14:00

Federal health bill would undercut governor’s plan for altered Medicaid expansion

On Thursday, the same day that Governor Hutchinson signed legislation approving “Arkansas Works 2.0,” his plan to enact changes to the state’s Medicaid expansion program, the U.S. House passed a bill that would undermine many of the program’s key tenets.

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Friday, May 5, 2017 - 08:17:00

Court filing shows nursing home owner cash transfer to Sen. Jake Files

The Times Record in Fort Smith reports discovery of suggestive detail in court proceedings in Fort Smith related to the troubled business dealings of Sen. Jake Files and  his construction business.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 14:11:00

House moves to set stage for impeachment of Judge Wendell Griffen over death penalty protest

House Speaker Jeremy Gillam is clearly running for higher office. He has slipped a resolution onto the agenda of the House Rules Committee he controls to clear the way for impeachment proceedings against

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 14:41:00

Questions from the French Hill and Tom Cotton town hall

All the questions posed by constituents at the Hill/Cotton town hall Monday – each linked to the corresponding moment in the town hall video.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:26:00

Tom Cotton's Obamacare repeal dance

Sen. Tom Cotton still supports Obamacare repeal, but he's squeamish about 300,000 Arkansans losing health insurance.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 09:43:00

Clinton School interview with Tom Cotton to be held at Robinson Center tomorrow

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will host an event with U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton tomorrow at the Robinson Center on W. Markham.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 07:27:00

Garner will not try to override governor's veto of "mass picketing" bill

State Sen. Trent Garner told the AP that he will not attempt to override Gov. Hutchinson's veto of his bill that would have criminalized some forms of protest.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017 - 14:00:00

French Hill-Tom Cotton town hall

Livestream and liveblog of the town hall.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 13:05:00

Former Gov. Beebe on the "daunting and oppressive and awful responsibility" of death penalty

THV11's Craig O'Neill tracked down former Governor Beebe to get his take on the Hutchinson administration's aggressive effort to execute eight men on death row.

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Monday, April 17, 2017 - 09:49:00

French Hill and Tom Cotton set for town hall event this afternoon

U.S. Rep. French Hill and Sen. Tom Cotton will meet the public at a town hall event today at 2 p.m. at the Embassy Suites in west Little Rock.

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