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[6 Apr 2011 | One Comment | 3,307 views]
Legislative wrap up

Before we get going on this post, it’s essential to put up a disclaimer of sorts — First Arkansas News is in no way, shape or form a comprehensive source for what’s going on in the state Legislature.
No, this site was beaten to the punch by some other Internet publications that live and breath Arkansas politics — BlueHogReport.com, TalkBusiness.net, TheCityWire.com, TolbertReport.com all did their part to keep Arkansas’ citizens informed of what their legislators were up to (and kept things buzzing on Twitter for all who followed the “#ARLeg” hash …

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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,564 views]
Legislature entering the home stretch

The Arkansas Legislature is still apparently on track to adjourn on April 1 — good news for those of us who dread what laws the state and money-flinging lobbyists will inflict on us next.
We’ve been watching some legislation here at First Arkansas News and figured it was about time for an update. No, we’ve never pretended to offer extensive legislative coverage as we simply don’t have the resources for it. Want in-depth legislative coverage by people who thrive on it? Head on over to TolbertReport.com or TalkBusiness.net.
That said, we’ve been …

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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 1,069 views]
Week in Review — Feb. 28 through March 5

We reported on a slew of things here at First Arkansas News last week.
It would be a downright shame if some people missed some of the stories around here last week. Indeed, we covered everything form UA Basketball Coach John Pelphrey coming under fire to thuggery in downtown Little Rock to a Bella Vista resident winning the Publishers Clearinghouse Sweepstakes.
We want to make things convenient for our readers so — as usual — we’re linking to all of the articles over the past week in the post so that people …

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[3 Mar 2011 | 2 Comments | 5,480 views]
Arkansas Legislature considering real estate regulation, illegal immigration

As any Arkansan who has been paying attention knows, the state Legislature is in session and considering a slew of new laws.
While we at First Arkansas News would love to keep our readers well informed about what the Legislature is considering, the fact is we only have the time and resources to write about a couple of bills that grab our attention. If you’re a political junkie, head on over to TalkBusiness.net or TolbertReport.com for all the political wonkery you can handle.
That said, here are a few bills that have …

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[1 Feb 2011 | 2 Comments | 2,493 views]
State Legislature still talking about illegal immigrants

Last week the House Committee on State and Governmental Affairs considered HB 1013 which, if passed, will impose penalties on contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants to work on projects.
Specifically, HB 1013 — which is sponsored by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood) — would allow the Contractors Licensing Board to impose penalties on contractors who knowingly hire people who are not authorized to work in the United States. The bill further states that penalties would be imposed on contractors who knowingly hire subcontractors who hire illegals.
The bill drew some …

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[31 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 1,758 views]
Week in review (1/23-1/30)

My, but last week was busy here at First Arkansas News.
We’ve had everything from the announcement of the formation of a new adversing group to some big news about Linux to some political wrangling. If you missed out on some of those stories, here’s your chance to play a bit of catch up so you can be on top of the stories that we’ve covered this week.
As our regular visitors probably know, we run these “week in review” posts regularly. Ah, but there’s a better way to make sure you …

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[24 Jan 2011 | One Comment | 4,055 views]
Arkansas unions riled up over illegal immigrants

A bill imposing penalties against contractors who knowingly hire illegal immigrants is due to go before a state House committee on Wednesday and some Arkansas unions have been asked to come to the state Capitol and show their support for it.
The bill at issue is HB 1013, which is sponsored by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood). The bill, if passed, will allow the state Contractors Licensing Board to impose penalties on contractors who — directly or through a subcontractor — knowingly hire people who are not authorized to work in …