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ASU Hires Shane Broadway As VP for Governmental Relations
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ASU Hires Shane Broadway As VP for Governmental Relations

The Arkansas State University System hires Shane Broadway, the director of the state Department of Higher Education, as vice president of governmental relations.
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Arkansas' Model Medicaid Experiment, the Private Option, in Jeopardy

Arkansas became the first southern state to expand its Medicaid program in a way that many Republicans found acceptable. Now Arkansas could be on the brink of another distinction: becoming the first to abandon its Medicaid expansion after giving coverage to thousands.
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Martha Miller Out as Director of Department of Arkansas Heritage

Martha Miller will not continue as director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage under Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson.
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U.S. Senate Confirms Colette Honorable's Nomination to FERC

The nomination of Colette Honorable of Little Rock to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission was approved on a voice vote in the U.S. Senate Tuesday night.
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