The Arkansas Senate on Thursday narrowly approved legislation aimed at ending affirmative action by state and local agencies.
The Arkansas House sent the GOP governor a bill Wednesday to make it easier to sue doctors who provide gender-affirming treatment to minors, moving to effectively reinstate the state’s blocked ban on such care.
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed an education bill Wednesday that creates a new school voucher program, raises minimum teacher salaries and places restrictions on classroom instruction on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Arkansas lawmakers on Tuesday approved a education overhaul that creates a new school voucher program, handing a major policy win to Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders that critics said could threaten support for public schools.
Thirty-four Tyson Foods employees, former employees and family members filed a lawsuit against the company Monday.
Proposed initiatives would face a new hurdle to qualifying for the Arkansas ballot under a measure lawmakers sent to the governor Monday.
The majority-Republican House voted 78-21 to approve the measure, which also would raise minimum teacher salaries and place new restrictions on classroom instruction about gender identity and sexual orientation.
Walmart plans to add more than two dozen health care centers to some of its stores next year, as the retailer moves deeper into providing primary care and other services.
An Arkansas House panel on Wednesday endorsed Republican Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ plan to overhaul the state’s education system and create a voucher program directing public money toward private schooling.
Arkansas counties that choose to hand count votes after an election would still have to use a state-approved machine to perform a preliminary count under a bill the state Senate passed on a 21-6 vote Tuesday.
Advocates fear increasing hostility towards transgender people could discourage them from speaking out against new bills targeting their rights.
Federal investigators headed to Arkansas Thursday to determine the cause of a small plane crash that killed five employees of an environmental consulting firm.
The Arkansas Senate approved an education overhaul Thursday that raises teachers’ starting pay and creates a new voucher program, despite complaints from Democrats and some Republicans about the bill being pushed through the Legislature too quickly.
An Arkansas Senate panel endorsed on Wednesday a massive education bill that pairs a raise in starting teacher pay with several conservative-backed changes, including a voucher program directing public money to private schools.
A small airplane crashed Wednesday outside a factory in the Arkansas capital, and there was no immediate word of any injuries.