Legislative Roundup: Session's First Week Is Light; Medicaid Looms by Mark Carter Posted 1/21/2013 12:00 am Gov. Mike Beebe and the state's first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1870s presided over a period of mostly settling in as the 89th General Assembly convened last week. Want the Full Article? Get Unlimited Archive Access for $19.95 per Year Readers must pay to access articles older than 15 days. Articles newer than 15 days are not included in this offer. Purchase Now Already have archive access? Login to view this article.