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March 24, 2015 In The News
Uncertainty over federal funding has caused the Arkansas Highway & Transportation Department (AHTD) to withdraw 56 construction projects set for an April 21 bid cycle, with 11 of those projects in the Northwest Arkansas and Fort Smith metro areas.
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March 22, 2015 In The News
For a second week, the Senate remained locked in a partisan dispute over abortion policy that has kept the chamber from advancing legislation to combat human trafficking.
March 22, 2015 In The News
On Thursday, most of the Arkansas congressional delegation sponsored legislation aimed to improve road and highway safety by changing what is allowed in the pre-employment drug screening process for the commercial trucking industry.
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March 20, 2015 In The News
The House Republican budget for fiscal 2016 cuts spending by $5.5 trillion over the next decade, balances in nine years and adds more than $90 billion in war funds to skirt defense spending caps.
March 20, 2015 In The News
Companion bills seeking to make hair testing an acceptable method of drug screening for trucking companies were introduced Thursday in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.
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March 19, 2015 In The News
The commercial trucking industry would have more options available for pre-employment drug screenings under legislation two Arkansas lawmakers introduced Thursday in Congress.
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March 17, 2015 In The News
U.S. Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, stood Tuesday with members of the House Budget Committee in support of a budget blueprint they claim will balance the federal budget within a decade.
March 9, 2015 In The News
There are certain advantages to feeding at the public trough — a new Gallup poll reveals U.S. federal government workers are prospering more than workers in the private economy are.
March 6, 2015 In The News
Federal employees would see their pension calculations changed from the average of their highest three years of pay to the average of their highest five years of pay, under a new bill introduced March 4.
March 6, 2015 In The News
Federal employees don’t like the idea, but they could see the way their pensions are calculated change from an average of the highest-paid three years to an average of the highest-paid five years.

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