Arkansas Trauma System

Arkansas Trauma System

The Arkansas Trauma System, which the legislature authorized through Act 393 of 2009, saves more than 200 lives and $237 million a year, according to the most recent Health Department update. The trauma system ensures that accident victims are taken as soon as...
Arkansas Trauma System

Lottery Commission lowers revenue projection

The Arkansas Lottery Commission has revised downward its revenue estimate for the current year, from $89.5 million to $82.8 million. Higher education officials are paying close attention to the negative trend because revenue from lottery tickets is the financial...
Lottery officials eyeing electronic games

Lottery officials eyeing electronic games

Since the state of Arkansas began selling lottery tickets in 2009, about 30,000 students each year have received Academic Challenge Scholarships paid for with proceeds from the lottery. However, revenue generated by lottery sales has steadily dropped off, from more...
Panel completes broadband study

Panel completes broadband study

Providing greater broadband capabilities to public schools in rural areas is an ongoing project for state policy makers. Last week, a panel of civic leaders, educators and public officials completed a study and sent it to the governor with their recommendations for...
Arkansas Trauma System

State revenue lower than projected

Budget officials revised their economic forecast for the current fiscal year, and now predict that state government will collect 1.7 percent less in tax revenue than it did last year. The state will still generate sufficient revenue so that all state agencies can meet...