LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas faces a $353 million budget shortfall because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus outbreak. Gov. Asa Hutchinson announced the shortfall Monday. He also said the state was delaying the filing and payment deadline for individual income taxes from April 15 to July 15. The extension mirrors a move by the federal government. Health officials say the number of coronavirus cases in Arkansas rose to 201, up from 165 on Sunday. Hutchinson says he plans to call a special session to address the shortfall. The Legislature is already set to meet April 8 for the year’s session.
By JIM VERTUNO AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath says public schools will be open in the fall but there will be flexibility for parents who want to keep their children at […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has reported 824 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, and seven more people have died from the virus. The Department of Health on Monday said at least 39,447 people […]
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Saturday reported 587 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus and five additional deaths. The Arkansas Department of Health says the state’s total number of reported cases is now […]