Arkansas Panel Endorses Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s Effort To Cut Top Income Tax Rate
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to cut the state's top income tax rate is heading to a vote in the state Senate after the $97 million plan easily won the endorsement of a legislative panel on Monday The Senate Revenue and Tax Committee approved on a voice vote the Republican governor's proposal to cut the state's top income tax rate from 6.9 percent to 5.9 percent over the next two years. Republican Sen. Jonathan Dismang, the panel's chairman and…
Hutchinson Announces Over 100 New Jobs in Lowell
LOWELL, Ark. (KNWA) -- Gov. Asa Hutchinson made a stop in Lowell Monday to announce nearly 150 new jobs in the area.
Governor calls special session to decide on tax reform
A special legislative session will be held to decide on the restructuring of Utah's tax code, Governor Gary Herbert's chief of staff confirmed to 2News. The session will take place on Thursday. KUTV. Monday marked the end of nine months of public comment with regard to the proposed updates to Utah's tax code. Discussions have been ongoing, and proposed legislation ever-evolving, since legislative leaders first decided to pull the proposed reform last session.
Texas legislative special session to include 20 agenda items
Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that 20 items will be included in a legislative special session will kick off July 18.
SPECIAL SESSION: What Gov. Ralph Northam is proposing
Following the tragedy in Virginia Beach, Governor Ralph Northam hopes a special session this July will pass gun reform in the Commonwealth.
11 Years After Last Execution, Arkansas Plans to Put 8 Men to Death Over 10 Days
Eight men are scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas in the space of just 10 days, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office The state -- which has not put anyone to death for 11 years -- plans to execute the men in pairs between April 17 and April 27. "This action is necessary to fulfill the requirement of the law," Gov. Hutchinson said in a statement sent to CNN on Thursday. "But it is also important to bring closure to…
Should there be a special session on PG&E, wildfires? Lawmakers weigh in
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) -- With wildfire season underway and the possibility for more widespread power shutoffs from Pacific Gas & Electric, FOX40’s Capitol Bureau reporter Ashley Zavala asked lawmakers if they think a special legislative session is needed on the issues. There are still two months left before lawmakers come back to the Capitol to start passing new laws.
How did special session budget compromise come to be?
"We've been arguing about one-tenth of a penny. There's not an economist in America that would say that is enough to hurt the economy or grow government beyond its wildest dreams."
Greitens hints at bringing legislators back for special session
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican lawmakers in Missouri are leaving the capitol after a session that saw them fulfill their single constitutional obligation: passing a budget. Shortly after the session ended Friday evening, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens bega
Prop 2 to become law on Dec. 1, before special session to change it
(KUTV) — Proposition 2, Utah's medical marijuana initiative, will likely become law after ballots cast on Tuesday, but maybe just for a few days in its current form. The Utah Elections Office said, under state law, propositions approved by voters take effect five days after the state canvasses ballot totals. The canvass will happen on November 26, 2018; five days later is December 1, and the Governor’s Office said it “anticipates a special session (to change Prop 2 language) shortly thereafter.
Second special session: What it could cost taxpayers
OLYMPIA -- As state legislators entered a second special legislative session Tuesday, many Q13 News viewers asked an important question: How much will the session cost taxpayers? State Legislators are no stranger to the extended session. Lawmakers haven't finished a budget without one since 2012, and it has cost taxpayers an estimated $1.5 million over five years. When the state Legislature went into a third special session in 2015, it cost nearly $500,000, according to the Associated Press.
20 things Texas Gov. Greg Abbott wants lawmakers to address in a special session
by Bobby Blanchard | The Texas TribuneTexas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he's calling lawmakers back for a special legislative session starting July 18.But he's not just calling them back to finish up must-pass legislation that keeps agencies af
How Much Did Special Session Cost?
It's not the $50,000 per day you've heard. But it's close.
Gov. Abbott calls for July special session, adds 20 possible items to list
The Texas Legislature will officially head into a special session next month with a list of 20 items, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday afternoon.
Missouri abortion special session costs top $73,000 so far
The cost for the current session already has exceeded the $66,000 spent on a May special session in which lawmakers authorized reduced electric rates for certain metal manufacturers.
Top Missouri senator says special session to be called soon
A top Missouri senator says an expected special legislative session likely will deal with treatment courts and science, technology, engineering and math education.
10 Flu-related Deaths in Arkansas
ARKANSAS (KNWA) - The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) reports that 10 influenza-related deaths have been reported in Arkansas this flu season -- this includes one pediatric death.
Arkansas plan to execute 8 men over 10 days 'unprecedented'
Eight men are scheduled to be executed by lethal injection in Arkansas in the space of just 10 days, according to Gov. Asa Hutchinson's office.
Dozens plead case for, against medical marijuana in last meeting before special session
(KUTV) -- Dozens of people told lawmakers why they were for or against medical marijuana Monday night. The five hour session was part of a committee meeting in preparation of next week’s special session. Some people spoke about family members they claim would benefit from medical marijuana. Others voiced concerns about safety, security and the penalties if caught driving after taking medical marijuana.
Lawmakers plan to work through double taxation in reform bill before special session
SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Utah’s huge tax overhaul is on hold for now, with lawmakers saying a key element they have to solve is too many layers of taxation in some cases. Luke Watkins, who owns a remodeling business, said he found out just last week that the cost he’d have to charge homeowners would jump significantly under House Bill 441. Utah’s huge tax overhaul is on hold for now, with lawmakers saying a key element they have to solve is too…