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The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

The Trump Effect: Arkansans Brace for Obamacare Repeal

With Obamacare in critical condition, Arkansas hospital officials are closely watching Washington while warning that it's too early to predict an outcome.
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Former State Senator Stanley Russ Dies

Former State Sen. Stanley Russ, 86, of Conway died Thursday. He served in the Legislature from 1975-99, as president pro tempore from 1995-97 and as majority leader in 1997.
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Asa Hutchinson Touts Tax Cut Plan as Lawmakers Float Delay

Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended his $50 million tax-cut plan for low-income Arkansans as the House speaker floated the possibility that lawmakers may not enact any tax cuts in the coming session.
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American Household Debt Rises in 2016

Total household debt in the United States rose by $63 billion to $12.35 trillion, a 0.5 percent increase, during the third quarter of 2016 compared with second-quarter 2016. That's according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, which issued its latest “Quarterly Report on Household Debt & Credit” Nov. 30. read more >

John Goodson To Defend Himself at Circuit Court of Appeals

Texarkana class-action attorney John Goodson will get his day before the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 7. read more >

Republican-led US Senate Takes First Step to Repeal 'Obamacare'

By a near party-line 51-48 vote early Thursday, the GOP-run Senate approved a budget that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation. Republicans plan to get legislation voiding Obama's law and replacing parts of it to Donald Trump by the end of February, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., said. read more >

JTS Financial Gets Controlling Interest in EBi

JTS Financial acquires controlling interest in Your Benefits Agency Inc. of Little Rock, which provides insurance to the state education sector, including school districts. read more >

Paul Ryan: GOP Will Work on Repealing, Replacing Health Law

At least six GOP senators — including Arkansas' Tom Cotton — have expressed qualms about repeal without having a substitute - something Republicans have failed for years to produce. read more >

Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana. read more >

Midtown Transaction Reaches $44 Million (Real Deals)

The five-building, 30-acre development at the northwest corner of Interstate 630 and University Avenue in Little Rock was sold to Little Rock Midtown Ltd., an affiliate of Provident Realty Advisors Inc. of Dallas. read more >

On MSNBC, Fox Business, Cotton and Hutchinson Talk Health Care Reform

Appearing on MSNBC and Fox Business, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Asa Hutchinson weigh in on the GOP's goal of repealing Obamacare. read more >

AP: Medical Marijuana Was Arkansas' Top News Story in 2016

A decision by Arkansas' voters to let residents with certain medical conditions obtain marijuana to ease their symptoms was an overwhelming choice as the state's top news story of 2016. read more >

Medical Pot, Trump Shape Arkansas Politics in '17 (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

From establishing the first medical pot program in the Bible Belt to the future of a hybrid Medicaid expansion program covering thousands, the state faces plenty of questions in the new year. read more >

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