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  • Pryor: $1.2M raised in first 3 months of '14 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:14 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor on Tuesday reported raising $1.22 million in the first three months of the year, trailing his Republican rival during the quarter while still boasting a larger war chest in his re-election bid.

  • Cotton: $1.3M raised in 1st quarter for Senate run 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:45 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton's campaign on Monday said he's raised more than $1.35 million in the first three months of the year in his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas this fall.

  • Judge: Arkansas GOP can defend absentee vote law 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:50 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A judge on Monday said he'll allow the Arkansas Republican Party to help defend the state in a lawsuit over the way absentee ballots are handled under the state's new voter ID law, saying he wants to resolve the case quickly as the first statewide test of the law approaches.

  • Cotton calls for debates with Pryor in Senate race 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:46 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton on Sunday called for a series of five debates with Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor, the incumbent Cotton is challenging in Arkansas' U.S. Senate race.

  • Lawmakers: Texarkana too slow responding to audit 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:41 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Two Arkansas lawmakers say they are disappointed that Texarkana officials have not done more to address problems raised in an audit of financial incentives the city paid to a developer of a new hotel-convention center and water park.

  • Ethics complaint against Rep. Tom Cotton dismissed 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 9:56 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A House ethics panel dismissed a complaint against Arkansas congressman and Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton that accused him of illegally soliciting donations during a radio interview at the U.S. Capitol, according to a letter released by his campaign Wednesday.

  • Bill Clinton: Witt would bring clout to Washington 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 9:10 pm
  • HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas - Former President Bill Clinton returned to his home state on Saturday to stump for his former Federal Emergency Management Agency head's congressional bid, praising James Lee Witt as someone who could go to Washington with bipartisan respect from his work responding to natural disasters.

  • Arkansas Democrats face hard road to US House wins 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 1:04 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - While Democrats mapped out the districts Arkansas is using to send people to Congress through the current decade, they face a tough time winning any of the seats because of the state's shift toward Republicans and the dislike of President Barack Obama, political scientists say.

  • Representatives introduce species legislation 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:59 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The U.S. House delegation from Arkansas introduced legislation requiring the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to consider social and economic impacts on land owners before designating a habitat as critical.

  • Arkansas House picks Jeremy Gillam as speaker 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:40 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas House selected another Republican as its speaker in a secret ballot Wednesday, despite several lawmakers' concerns about a possible repeat of what happened two years ago in a closely divided chamber.

  • Ark. House Republicans select next majority leader 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 6:25 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas House Republicans selected state Rep. Ken Bragg as their new majority leader.

  • Arkansas lawmakers override veto of gas tax break 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 5:37 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of a $5 million tax exemption for natural gas drillers, despite the governor's warning that including the tax break in a budget bill was unconstitutional and jeopardizes pay raises proposed for state workers.

  • Arkansas US Rep. Tom Cotton weds over weekend 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 1:34 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton has married his girlfriend during a small ceremony over the weekend.

  • Beebe vetoes tax exemption for drilling sand 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 1:17 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.