BC-AR--Arkansas News Digest 1:30 pm, AR
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ Arkansas legislative leaders are calling for increased fines for ethics violations and a measure forfeiting elected officials’ pensions if they’re convicted of certain crimes following federal probes that have involved several lawmakers. By Andrew DeMillo. 300 words.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. _ 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. 300 words.
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BELLA VISTA, Ark. _ Arkansas environmental officials say a trench around an underground fire at a landfill containing wood waste has saved up to $7.5 million in cleanup costs. 250 words.
ARKANSAS REVENUE _ Arkansas’ finance office says the state’s revenue dropped in January after sales and individual income tax collections came in lower than expected.
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JACKSON, Miss. _ Arkansas-Pine Bluff plays Jackson State at Williams Assembly Center.
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