Asa Hutchinson Shrinks the 'No' Caucus on Medicaid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Asa Hutchinson Shrinks the 'No' Caucus on Medicaid (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)
Asa Hutchinson announces support for reauthorizing the "private option," which uses federal funds to purchase private insurance for the poor.

The "heck no" caucus on Arkansas' Medicaid expansion is turning into a very lonely place. Winning over a coalition of supporters of Arkansas' private option and lawmakers who were ushered into office on vows to kill it, Gov. Asa Hutchinson cleared a major hurdle in his plan to continue the program while looking at longer term changes.
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Tax Cut, Medicaid Plan Near Resolution in Arkansas Legislature

Tax Cut, Medicaid Plan Near Resolution in Arkansas Legislature

Arkansas lawmakers are on the verge of resolving two of the biggest issues looming over this year's session, while an independent commission is taking the first step toward granting legislators and other elected officials substantial pay raises.
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Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

Kathy Deck: 2015 To Be A Transformative Year for Arkansas Economy

Arkansas' economy is clawing back to its pre-recession level, and Kathy Deck believes 2015 will be a year of transition.
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The List The Biggest Deals of 2014

Arkansas' Biggest Deals of 2014 ranked by price. The list includes buyer, seller, price, description and month announced.

Rank Buyer Seller Price
1 Tyson Foods Inc. The Hillshire Brands Co. 8,550,000,000
2 Government of Indonesia, PT Pertamina Malaysia Eksplorasi Produksi Murphy Oil Corp. 2,000,000,000
3 Entergy Arkansas Inc., Entergy Gulf States Louisiana LLC, Entergy Texas Inc. Union Power Partners LP 948,000,000
4 HealthSouth Corp. EHHI Holdings Inc. 750,000,000
5 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 658,000,000

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Ross Cranford on the Current 'Revolutionary' Climate in Advertising & Marketing

Before leaving to create his new agency, Ross Cranford worked for 19 years at Cranford Johnson Robinson Woods, starting as a junior copywriter in 1995, then writer, digital creative director, associate creative director, director of strategic planning, vice president for tourism services and member of the board of directors.