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Daily Newscast for Friday, May 3, 2024.

Here's the latest local and regional news from the Little Rock Public Radio Newsroom for Friday, May 3, 2024.

- Arkansas lawmakers have given final approval to the state's $6.3 billion budget for the next fiscal year

- An emergency rule approved by Arkansas Lawmakers bars Arkansans from using electronic signatures on voter registration applications, except at a handful of state agencies

- Governor Sanders has signed a new executive order striking back at the Biden administration's expanded Title IX rules

- U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton is leading legislation that would bar students convicted of offenses during campus protests from receiving federal or state student loan forgiveness

- Arkansas' gross income for April was higher than forecasted but lower than April of 2023

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.