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'Bryan King'

Fight! GOP fissures laid bare as Arkansas Republicans vote to close primaries

Delegates temporarily but dramatically dethroned RPA Chairman Joseph Wood for the day, choosing Saline County attorney Jennifer Lancaster to lead the conference instead. Then they made some hefty changes.
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Democrats could save them, but prospects look dim for stricter crypto mine regulation measures

Six resolutions on crypto mine regulation sponsored by Sen. Bryan King could get new life in the House today, but it looks like they don't have the votes.

Democratic leadership defends vote that helped kill six crypto regulation resolutions

Why didn't most Democrats back proposals that would have enacted maximal regulation on the crypto mining industry? Here's their reasoning.

House approves two proposals for crypto mining regulation, rejects six others

The House today approved two proposals regarding crypto mines but rejected six others. The rabid right-winger David Ray led the charge against the most aggressive resolutions; strangely, most Democrats voted Present, helping Ray block consideration.

Eight resolutions on crypto mines advance out of House committee

Colorful testimony served as a preview of the potential for political fireworks if lawmakers fail to take action to give local communities protection from crypto mines — or cave to lobbyists with a phony fig leaf.

Resolution to impose energy fees on crypto mines gets Senate approval for consideration

The second time was a charm for Senate Resolution 11, Sen. Bryan King's proposal to impose fees on crytpo mines for excessive energy usage.

King may try again to impose usage fee on bitcoin mines

The question now, Sen. Bryan King says, is whether lawmakers are "going to protect environmental-destroying billion dollar companies from regulation and responsibility."

Crypto at the Capitol: Legislature revisiting bitcoin mining after complaints from local residents

Some lawmakers are now expressing regret over a Bitcoin mining bill passed last year, with locals expressing concern over noise pollution and heavy energy and water usage.

Arkansas fiscal session begins this week; proposed budget expected to pass with few changes

The $65.8 million proposed spending increase for school vouchers accounts for roughly 60% of the proposed budget’s overall increase.

Arkansas’s new tire recycling program has a problem. There’s not enough money.

Despite the $8 million-a-year program’s crash in 2022, the governor and General Assembly have been unwilling to raise the state-mandated tire fees that fund it.

Feathers ruffled over Arkansas’ handling of mass chicken euthanization

Northwest Arkansas chicken growers are still cleaning up the mess left after the state euthanized a million chickens late last year.

A glimpse at what Bryan Sanders' advisory council has in mind for Arkansas parks

A Madison County newspaper has taken a look at Bryan Sanders' Natural State Advisory Council's activities, which always take place behind closed doors. Why so much secrecy?