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[22 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 2,496 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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[4 Mar 2011 | 3 Comments | 7,302 views]
Act would repeal mold inspector licensing requirements

As I mentioned yesterday, we at First Arkansas News don’t have the time or resources to provide that full-blanket legislative coverage that some people crave.
Still, there are some laws the Arkansas Legislature is covering that have caught our attention. One of them likely flew under the radar a bit — HB1171. Click the link if you want to read it, but that bill — if passed — will simply repeal the mold investigator licensing act.
Why is the Legislature taking a look a this? Bob Balhorn — lobbyist for the Arkansas …