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Daily Newscast for Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Wednesday, May 1, 2024.

- Bills putting more restrictions on cryptocurrency mining in Arkansas have passed through the state senate

- A new lawsuit by the ACLU is challenging a shift away from optional gender-neutral driver's licenses

- State Lawmakers will consider an emergency rule that would remove the option for electronic signatures on voter registration forms

- Education officials discussed the Arkansas LEARNS Act at the Rotary Club of Little Rock on Tuesday

- A bill authorizing a market adjustment of up to 3% for state employee pay has passed through the state senate

Listen to live newscasts from Little Rock Public Radio each weekday during NPR's Morning Edition from 6 to 9 a.m., during All Things Considered from 4 to 6 p.m., and online at littlerockpublicradio.org.

Nathan Treece is a reporter and local host of NPR's Morning Edition for Little Rock Public Radio.