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  1. Womack gets anti-Clean Line bill out of committee; Sierra Club respondsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 15 | Arkansas Times

    A House committee today approved legislation by Rep. Steve Womack of Rogers intended to throw up an obstacle to the Clean Line project to move wind-generated industry across the country, including through Arkansas. The Sierra Club's Glen Hooks criticized the legislation for changing a permitting process on a project in the works since 2010.

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  2. The Labor Department's crusade against volunteeringRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 10 | Washington Examiner

    Under President Obama, the Labor Department has been on an agressive crusade to crack down on what it sees as abusive or otherwise unfair business practices. That crusade has led it to repeatedly warn an Arkansas-based consignment store franchise that it cannot let people volunteer at its 76 locations, even if that is what those people want to do.

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  3. Kelley Linck resigns from legislature to lobby for DHSRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 6 | Arkansas Times

    Republican State Rep. Kelley Linck of Flippin resigned from the legislature Friday to become chief of legislative and governmental affairs for the state Department of Human Services. He'll be paid $108,243.

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  4. 2 Republicans to run for Arkansas secretary of state in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jun 2 | Log Cabin Democrat

    Two Republicans said Thursday they're running for Arkansas secretary of state in 2018, signaling a potentially crowded primary for a position that will be key in redrawing legislative district lines. Land Commissioner John Thurston and Deputy Secretary of State Joseph Wood said they're seeking the GOP nomination for the post being vacated by Republican Mark Martin.

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  5. Congress OKs naming Perryville post office after POW slain by Viet CongRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 30 | NWAonline

    Before heading home for Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation naming the Perryville post office after a Perry County native who was killed by his captors in Vietnam. The U.S. House of Representatives had already voted to name the post office at 201 B St. in Perryville after Army Staff Sgt.

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  6. Legislature: All over but the final touches on the power grabsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 23, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    The Arkansas legislature meets today - the House at 9 a.m. and the Senate 10 a.m. - to complete Gov. Asa Hutchinson's special session agenda. The so-called highway special session has turned out to be much more - particularly in some extraordinary consolidation of power - essentially abolishing the s tate History Commission and putting its operation under the sole control of flower shop owner- Heritage Director Stacy Hurst and wiping out 60 years of custom in eliminating control of the Governor's Mansion by an appointed commission.

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  7. Highway bill now just shy of Senate OKRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | NWAonline

    Sen. Jimmy Hickey, R-Texarkana , congratulates Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, after Hester successfully shepherded the highway-funding bill out of the Senate Committee on Revenue and Taxation on Friday. Hickey earlier opposed moving the bill to that committee.

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  8. Arkansas Governor: Disregard Obama Transgender DirectiveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 19, 2016 | Pridesource.com

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday recommended that public schools in his state disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity. The Republican governor criticized the directive that schools are obligated to treat transgender students in a way that matches their gender identity, even if their education records or identity documents indicate a different sex.

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  9. Toilet terroristsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    President Obama gave Republicans a gift last week. His administration reminded school districts that the law requires that students be allowed to use restroom and locker facilities that match their gender identity.

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  10. GOP's gathering elects 25 for convention dutyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2016 | NWAonline

    With their presidential race settled, GOP activists in the state gathered Saturday to select delegates to the Republican National Convention. Members of the state's Republican committee cast their votes for Donald Trump delegates Saturday during their meeting at the ... Twenty-five delegates were elected Saturday -- nine for New York businessman Donald Trump, nine for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and seven for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida.

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  11. Saturday's open line; with some political research to chew onRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Here's the Saturday open line. A friend sends a link about new Stanford research on recent and current political trends.

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  12. Arkansas governor: Disregard Obama transgender directiveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | The Hastings Tribune

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday recommended that public schools in his state disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

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  13. Asa Hutchinson raps Obama's directive on transgender protectionRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson has sharply criticized President Obama fo r the administration's issuance of guidanc e aimed at protecting transgender students in public schools. The administration, relying on federal court precedent, says schools must allow students to use restrooms that match their gender identity.

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  14. Griffin's fund cuts backed by panelRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | NWAonline

    Legislation to reduce Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin's spending authority by $62,491, to $340,677, in the fiscal year starting July 1 sailed through the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee on Tuesday.

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  15. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin 'opposes Obamacare' (duh), dodges questions on 'Arkansas Works'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin has been squirrelly on the question of his position on "Arkansas Works ," Gov. Asa Hutchinson 's plan to continue the private option Medicaid expansion. And as far as I can tell from his latest statement, he's still hedging.

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  16. Governor gets positive reception addressing Black Caucus on Medicaid line-item-veto strategyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 18, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    CHESTERFIELD: "At the end of the day, all I want is the ultimate result: 267,000 folks getting health insurance." Gov. Asa Hutchinson, House Speaker Jeremy Gillam , and Senate President Jonathan Dismang today met with the Legislative Black Caucus to address questions about the governor's line-item veto strategy to continue the Medicaid expansion.

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  17. Mark Rendle TestRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 12, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Ted Cruz's and Marco Rubio's supporters have teamed up in Arkansas to pack the state delegation with individuals who'll turn against Donald Trump in a contested convention. Since Rubio ended his presidential bid March 15, his network of party insiders has lined up behind Cruz to win delegates who'd vote for the Texas senator once they're no longer bound to Trump in a floor fight.

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  18. Cruz, Rubio join forces in Arkansas to block Trump delegatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2016 | Washington Examiner

    Ted Cruz's and Marco Rubio's supporters have teamed up in Arkansas to pack the state delegation with individuals who'll turn against Donald Trump in a contested convention. Since Rubio ended his presidential bid March 15, his network of party insiders has lined up behind Cruz to win delegates who'd vote for the Texas senator once they're no longer bound to Trump in a floor fight.

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  19. Beware that word 'reform'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2016 | Arkansas Times

    Last week I wrote about judicial "reform." I'm open to a means of judicial selection other than election, which is prone to undue influence by nefarious secret money.

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  20. 'Walking for those who marched for us'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2016 | American Legion Magazine

    Legionnaire Laura Leger wasn't going to miss American Legion National Commander Dale Barnett's March 9 Walk for Veterans in Little Rock, Ark. - no matter how much rain was coming down.

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