Tagged: arkansas fiscal session

Bill Filed to Keep Lt. Gov. Post Empty

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 4:48 pm

A bill aimed at avoiding a special election for the lieutenant governor's office following Mark Darr's resignation over ethics violations has been filed in the Senate.

Committee Tables Bill to Shield Businesses From Health Care Law Penalties

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 3:31 pm

A bill intended to shield Arkansas businesses from federal penalties if their operations don't fully comply with the nation's health care law has been postponed by a House committee.

Bruce Westerman Files Bill to Protect Businesses from Federal Health Care Penalties

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 12:16 pm

Two Arkansas legislators say they want to shield businesses from federal penalties if their operations don't fully comply with the nation's health care law.

Fiscal Session 2014: A User's Guide to the Arkansas Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, Associated Press 2/10/2014 9:50 am

The Arkansas Legislature convenes Monday for a session restricted to the state's financial matters. The top item on the agenda is whether the state should continue its compromise Medicaid expansion under the federal health care law.

Legislators Gather for Start of Fiscal Session

by Associated Press 2/10/2014 9:22 am

Arkansas legislators enter their 2014 session with the state's private-option Medicaid plan at the top of their agenda. Their third fiscal session opens Monday in Little Rock. Legislators meeting last year approved using federal dollars to buy private insurance for poorer Medicaid patients, but support for the plan has waned over the past few weeks.