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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas senators are working to implement video streaming of the chamber and its committee meetings. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that the Senate authorized its Efficiency Committee on Monday to investigate streaming the chamber and its committees, beginning with the regular session starting Jan. 14. 250 words.



JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi House has reversed itself and passed a bill to create a state lottery — the same bill it killed a day earlier. The bill will go to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to sign it. Mississippi is one of six states without a lottery. Bryant wants money to help pay for highways and bridges. Bryant points out that three of the four states bordering Mississippi have a lottery, and Mississippi residents are driving to Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy millions of dollars of tickets each year. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 120 words, will be updated.


— UTILITY-RATE PROPOSAL — The largest natural gas utility in Arkansas is proposing reducing its rates by more than $19 million following last year's federal tax overhaul.


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