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State Wants to Appeal Expansion of Planned Parenthood Case

State Wants to Appeal Expansion of Planned Parenthood Case

The Arkansas attorney general's office wants to appeal a federal judge's decision to expand a lawsuit challenging the state's decision to cut off Medicaid funds to Planned Parenthood.
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Dustin McDaniel Becomes DC Lawyer, Registers as Arkansas Lobbyist

Former Attorney General Dustin McDaniel has been sworn in as a lawyer in Washington and will also begin lobbying lawmakers in Arkansas.
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Group Launches Ad Blitz in Arkansas Chief Justice Race

A group launches TV ads portraying Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson as being beholden to trial lawyers and criticizing her over gifts and campaign contributions.
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Arkansas Up for Grabs After Huckabee Exit (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

Former Gov. Mike Huckabee's exit from the presidential race could expose where the rifts lie in the Arkansas GOP.
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