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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,565 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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[5 Feb 2011 | One Comment | 6,797 views]
Immigration bill heading to Arkansas Legislature

It stirred up a bit of controversy, but House Bill 1013 is on its way to the Arkansas Legislature.
What is HB 1013? In short, it’s a bill that was introduced by State Rep. Jim Nickels (D-Sherwood) that will — if passed — give the state Contractors Licensing Board the authority to punish those contractors who knowingly employee people who aren’t in the country legally. A contractor who knows a subcontractor employs illegal aliens but hires that subcontractor anyway can also be punished under the law. The punishment? License suspension or …

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[9 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,216 views]
Secure Arkansas petition effort fails

LITTLE ROCK- The Secretary of State’s office determined (Friday) that Secure Arkansas, the sponsor of a proposed constitutional amendment to prevent persons unlawfully present in the United States from receiving certain public benefits, did not provide the requisite number of signatures to put their measure on the Nov. 2, 2010 general election ballot.
Sponsors of proposed constitutional amendments must circulate petitions and gather 77,468 valid signatures, 10 percent of the total number of votes cast for Governor in 2006, to place a proposed constitutional …