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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A bill that gives state and local law enforcement the ability to not cooperate with federal law enforcement is problematic, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson. The governor said Friday he’s reviewing Senate Bill 298, which is on his desk for signature or veto consideration.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas had 18,549 fewer employed in March compared to March 2020, with 60% of the job losses coming from the state’s hard hit tourism sector, according to Friday’s report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, governors and state agencies in all 50 states relied on emergency power authority to enact stay-at-home orders, mask mandates, and other restrictions on businesses and individuals. Since March 2020, 10 bills in eight states have been signed into law that are aimed at increasing legislative oversight of governors’ emergency powers. These laws were enacted in Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Utah.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas lawmakers considered a variety of bills on Wednesday, but the main drama centered on the state’s Medicaid program. For the second day in a row, House members could not muster enough votes to approve a Department of Human Services budget that includes funding for a revamped Medicaid expansion program.

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KATV) — An Arkansas man who was photographed in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office during a pro-Trump riot at the U.S. Capitol in January has requested he be released from custody. But according to U.S. prosecutors on the case, 60-year-old Richard Barnett of Gravette should remain behind bars.

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PINE BLUFF, Ark., April 13, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Bank has been named to Forbes magazine's list of "World's Best Banks" for the second year running. The recognition is based on surveys conducted by Forbes and Statista that evaluated feedback from 43,000 banking customers across 28 countries. Questions targeted topics such as trust, terms, customer service, digital service and financial advice.