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Little Rock, AR

Some Small Districts Struggling to Finalize Consolidation Plans

MARCH 18, 2004 - Posted at 2:06 p.m. CDT LITTLE ROCK, AR - Officials at most small school districts that a new law requires to consolidate say they are being welcomed into other neighboring districts, More>>

Little Rock, AR

Governor Critical of Lawmakers for Decision to Not Adjourn Special Session

MARCH 5, 2004 - Posted at 7:41 a.m. CDT LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee is criticizing the Legislature for not adjourning its special session. Legislators met yesterday for the first time in More>>

Little Rock, AR

Lawmakers Call 90-Day Recess from Special Session

MARCH 4, 2004 - Posted at 1:51 p.m. CDT LITTLE ROCK, AR - The House and Senate each met briefly at the Capitol today, and then decided to call a 90-day recess. So, the special session that began More>>

Little Rock, AR

Special Session May Be Reconvened to Refine Consolidation Law

FEBRUARY 26, 2004 - Posted at 4:17 p.m. CDT LITTLE ROCK, AR - Some legislators say lawmakers may have to reconvene the special session next week to more clearly state their intentions on consolidation. In More>>

Proposed Property Tax Increase for Natural State

Some property owners in Region 8 aren't sold on a proposed tax increase. This Fall Arkansans will decide if property taxes will increase in most of the state's school districts to fund public education. More>>

Biggers, AR — Melissa Simas Reports

One Region 8 School Pushes On Against Consolidation

30 of the smallest school districts in Arkansas are muscling their way to federal court. The state's Rural Education Association says a number of small school districts will sue the State. More>>

Little Rock, AR (AP)

Huckabee Says He Won't Veto Consolidation Bill

   Governor will allow bill to become law without his signature. More>>

Little Rock, AR

New Poll Shows Arkansans Closely Divided on Consolidation Issue

   Consolidation proposal finds more support among college-educated, white collar Arkansans. More>>

Little Rock, AR

High Court Names Special Masters to Clean Up Education Mess

   Former chief justice and associate justice to step in. More>>

Little Rock, AR

Arkansas House Passes Largest Tax Increase in State History

   Senate could take action on measure this afternoon. More>>

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