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Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 23, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and...

Arkansas governor delays plans for session on tax cuts

Oct. 19, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Tuesday backed off plans to call the Legislature back to the Capitol next week to take up income tax cuts as he continued negotiating with lawmakers on how much to reduce. The Republican governor delayed the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 15, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Transportation Secretary Pete...

Leslie Rutledge raises $190K in bid for Arkansas governor

Oct. 15, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney General Leslie Rutledge raised $190,970 over the past three months in her bid for Arkansas governor, her campaign said Friday, as she continued trailing former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders in fundraising for the state's top office. ...

Sarah Sanders raises $2.1M in bid for Arkansas governor

Oct. 14, 2021 17:49 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has raised $2.1 million over the past three months in her bid to be Arkansas' next governor, her campaign announced Thursday. Sanders' campaign said the latest contributions brought her total...

Arkansas governor OKs House map splitting Little Rock area

Oct. 13, 2021 19:13 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday effectively approved a new U.S. House map that critics say weakens minority voters' influence in the state by splitting the Little Rock area among three congressional districts. The Republican governor...

Arkansas governor OKs bill allowing vaccine mandate opt-outs

Oct. 13, 2021 18:44 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Wednesday effectively approved a new law that will allow employees to opt-out of COVID-19 vaccine requirements, a move by fellow Republicans to challenge federal vaccine mandates. Hutchinson allowed the measure to...

Arkansas House rejects ban on employee vaccine disclosures

Oct. 08, 2021 17:45 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected legislation preventing businesses from requiring employees to say whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, after the House speaker and business groups said it would have devastating consequences. ...

Arkansas bill bans requiring worker disclose vaccine status

Oct. 07, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation prohibiting businesses from requiring employees to disclose whether they've been vaccinated against COVID-19, a sweeping restriction that drew opposition from the state's hospital association, business groups and...

Arkansas lawmakers OK election map splitting Pulaski County

Oct. 07, 2021 20:14 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers on Thursday sent the governor a congressional redistricting plan that critics say weakens the influence of minority voters in the Little Rock area by splitting the state's most populous county among three U.S. House districts. ...