Tomorrow, the Arkansas Board of Apportionment will hold the first of seven public meetings throughout the state on legislative redistricting. The first meeting will take place in Jonesboro at 6 pm.
Yesterday the Libertarian Party of Arkansas announced that it has submitted voter signatures to the secretary of state in order to gain access to all races on the 2012 general election ballot.
Today, Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Jim Gunter announced that he will not seek re-election to the Court next year, choosing instead to retire.
Yesterday, the University of Arkansas System announced that five of its member universities will raise tuition for the 2011-12 school year.
The UA System universities that will raise tuition include:
Yesterday, the Arkansas Department of Higher Education announced that it has awarded 10,454 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarships to students who have recently graduated from high school. The DHE notified winning students by email.
Yesterday, voters in Bay, Bono, Brookland, and Wynne all approved municipal sales tax increases to fund street and sewer projects.
Here's a brief recap of each town's vote:
In the Democratic runoff of the special House election for District 54, the voting is complete, but the race isn't quite over yet. An unofficial vote count has Marion firefighter Hudson Hallum leading Crawfordsville public educator Kim Felker by a mere three votes, but a review of challenged ballots and possibly a recount are still to come.