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Special Election Bodes Ill for Arkansas' 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/15/2014 02:27 pm

A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.

Arkansas Tries to Find Balance on Health Law (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/6/2013 09:34 am

If anyone was unsure just how difficult of a balance Arkansas faces in trying to implement the federal health care overhaul, the rollout over the past week made it clear. After two elections and two legislative sessions that have been overshadowed by the 2010 law, the state is facing an identity crisis on how to move forward with it.

Mike Beebe Vetoes 3 Election Reform Bills

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/23/2013 03:46 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe has vetoed three bills aimed at overhauling the state's election commission, including one that would create a "voter integrity unit" to investigate fraud complaints.

Arkansas Legislature Approves Voter ID Requirement

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/19/2013 04:55 pm

Arkansas lawmakers gave final approval Tuesday to legislation that would require voters to show photo ID before casting a ballot.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

Arkansas Legislature Enters Week 2 With Guns Blazing

by Mark Carter 1/28/2013 12:00 am

Sen. Bryan King's bill to allow concealed-carry permit holders to “carry” in churches that OK the practice advanced out of committee, as did a resolution urging the federal government not to mess with the Second Amendment.

State Senate Committee Approves Proposal for Guns in Church

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/23/2013 11:35 am

An Arkansas legislative panel has advanced a proposal to allow concealed handguns in churches after rejecting an effort to require places of worship to carry more insurance if they permit firearms.