State News

Highway plan signed into law

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law Monday his plan to raise nearly $50 million for the state's highways in the coming year, an approach that opponents say could create future budget problems by relying heavily on one-time money.

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Lawmakers support governor's LGBT stance

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas lawmakers joined with the state's Republican governor Wednesday in urging public schools to disregard an Obama administration directive that they must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

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Governor tweaks highway plan for session

Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away from a plan to tap into vehicle sales taxes for Arkansas' roads and instead proposed relying on state investment returns Monday as he called lawmakers back to the Capitol.

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Lawsuit filed over Arkansas ethics measure's rejection

LITTLE ROCK -- The sponsor of a ballot measure that would expand the ban on lobbyist gifts to elected officials and impose new campaign finance restrictions sued Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge on Friday for rejecting the wording of his proposal.

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Governor: Disregard transgender directive

LITTLE ROCK -- 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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