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Arkansas candidates for state and federal offices begin filing for 2024 election

BY: - November 6, 2023

Arkansas’ first candidates for next year’s elections formally entered their races Monday, kicking off the weeklong candidate filing period and the 2024 election cycle. President Joe Biden’s and Donald Trump’s campaigns registered for the ballot here along with representatives for other Republican presidential candidates: Vivek Ramaswamy, Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley. Two of Arkansas’ sitting […]

Arkansas Secretary of State seeks design submissions for anti-abortion monument at Capitol

BY: - September 1, 2023

The Arkansas Capitol Arts and Grounds Commission is seeking potential designs for a “monument to the unborn” at the state Capitol, in accordance with a new state law. Act 310 of 2023 authorizes the Secretary of State to decide where to place “a suitable monument commemorating unborn children aborted during the era of Roe v. […]

Arkansas legislators OK construction of underground tunnel on Capitol grounds

BY: - August 29, 2023

Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday approved the construction of an underground tunnel between the state Capitol and a nearby building with meeting rooms and legislative offices. The subsurface walkway to the Multi-Agency Complex — commonly referred to as “Big MAC” — has long been on the wishlists of some legislators and other state leaders, but it […]

Decision looms in First Amendment case over 10 Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol

BY: - July 7, 2023

A decision must wait in the long-running case over whether the 10 Commandments monument at the Arkansas State Capitol violates the First Amendment.  U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Friday entertained a full-day of arguments about the display from lawyers in the Arkansas attorney general’s office and for the many plaintiffs and intervenors who oppose […]