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Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan
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Governor: Rate Hikes Don't Threaten Arkansas Medicaid Plan

Arkansas' governor says the insurance rate increases approved by state regulators after the Trump administration ended a key subsidy won't threaten the future of Arkansas Works.
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Carl Vogelpohl to Lead Tort Reform Effort

Carl Vogelpohl has been named to oversee Arkansans for Jobs and Justice, a coalition that will campaign for a tort reform measure on the ballot next year.
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Asa Hutchinson Opposes Tapping General Revenue for Roads

Arkansas' governor says he'll "vigorously oppose" any highway funding ballot initiative that calls for tapping into general revenue for road needs.
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Pulaski, Jefferson Counties Top Applications for Medical Pot

Most applications for medical marijuana distribution sites came in for Pulaski County, while the largest number of cultivation applications list Jefferson County.
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