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Asa Hutchinson's Top Aide Departing at End of Month
Michael Lamoureux

Asa Hutchinson's Top Aide Departing at End of Month

Former state Sen. Michael Lamoureux is stepping down as Gov. Asa Hutchinson's chief of staff at the end of the month for a new job.
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Amendments Expand Arkansas Session Beyond Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

When Arkansas voters mandated the Legislature meet annually, the plan was for lawmakers to take up a wide range of issues one year and focus primarily on the budget the next. The same voters can be forgiven if they see little daylight between the two types of sessions nowadays.
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Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.
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Boozman, Eldridge Split Over Health Care at APME Forum

Poor people on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion could still get coverage under a block-grant system if President Barack Obama's health overhaul is repealed, Republican Sen. John Boozman said Saturday.
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