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Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Former Arkansas Governor officially launches bid for president in hometown

BY: - April 26, 2023

Describing himself as a “consistent conservative,” Asa Hutchinson officially launched his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday on the downtown Bentonville square. Standing in front of the flag-draped Benton County Courthouse, the former Arkansas governor told a hometown crowd of a couple hundred that he’s ready to use his experience as governor to lead […]

House panel dismisses bill that opponents argue would undo state’s computer science progress

BY: - March 28, 2023

Lawmakers rejected a bill concerning career and technical education on Tuesday amid concerns that the legislation eliminated a requirement for students to take a computer science course to graduate high school.  Sen. Jim Dotson (R-Bentonville) told the House Education Committee Senate Bill 369 is the result of conversations with constituents regarding workforce education and some […]

Sen. Breanne Davis in a pink blazer sitting at a desk in the Arkansas Capitol

Issue 1 would allow Arkansas lawmakers to call themselves into special session

BY: - October 21, 2022

Arkansas voters are being asked to consider a constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to call itself into a special session and set the agenda. Under current law, only the governor has that authority. If voters approve Issue 1, the House Speaker and Senate President could issue a joint proclamation to convene a […]