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Arkansas Sidesteps Some Obamacare Problems with Unique Mix

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act has been a mixture of good and bad news for Arkansas, but the state’s unique approach to expanding Medicaid has resulted in a different experience from that making national headlines.

Address Design Flaws of Affordable Care Act, Participants Say

by Mark Friedman 11/7/2016 12:00 am

The insurance industry is in the business of managing risk, but under the ACA, everyone pays the same amount for the same health insurance plan, regardless of what the health status of a person is.

Arkansas Health Task Force Nearing Recommendations

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 11/24/2015 12:42 pm

A legislative task force looking at the future of Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program is nearing a deadline for recommendations.

Arkansas Panel Moves Closer to Medicaid Proposals (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/5/2015 7:05 am

A report to lawmakers on Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid expansion won't resolve the muddied future of the program, but it could at least provide clarity on the options the Legislature faces, and how difficult finding consensus will be.

Charlie Collins Launches 'Draft Cotton' for President Site

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/22/2015 6:52 am

Arkansas already has a former first lady and ex-governor in the White House race, but a state legislator who thinks there's room for another homegrown candidate is urging Republican U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton to run.

Arkansas House Supports Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 3/2/2015 3:26 pm

Arkansas universities couldn't prevent faculty or staff from bringing concealed firearms to class under a proposal supported by House members.

Arkansas House Committee Endorses Guns on Campus Bill

by Associated Press 2/26/2015 11:56 am

A bill to force public colleges and universities in Arkansas to allow staff and faculty to bring guns onto campus that was previously defeated found new life Thursday through the support of three Democrats.

Arkansas House Panel Rejects University Firearm Bill

by Associated Press 2/5/2015 1:16 pm

An Arkansas House panel has rejected a proposal to force public universities to allow staff and faculty with concealed carry licenses to bring their guns on campus.

Bill Would Require Public Colleges to Allow Concealed Guns

by Associated Press 1/16/2015 7:55 am

A lawmaker is proposing a requirement that Arkansas' public colleges and universities allow faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns on campus.

US Rep. Tim Griffin Running for Lieutenant Governor

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/13/2014 10:05 am

U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin said Thursday that he will seek the Republican nomination for Arkansas lieutenant governor, jumping into state politics just months after announcing his retirement from Congress.

John Burkhalter Resigns From Highway Commission

by Associated Press 10/6/2013 9:42 am

Arkansas Highway Commission member John Burkhalter is resigning from his position so he can focus on running for lieutenant governor.

Andy Mayberry Announces Bid for Arkansas Lieutenant Governor

by Associated Press 8/24/2013 11:50 am

The sponsor of an Arkansas law banning most abortions 20 weeks into a pregnancy is seeking the Republican Party's nomination for lieutenant governor next year. Republican Rep. Andy Mayberry of Hensley announced he's running for lieutenant governor.

Arkansas Private Option Lingers As Issue (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/21/2013 5:19 pm

The approval of the "private option" that Arkansas is pursuing to expand health insurance in the state doesn't end the debate over an idea that supporters have touted as an innovative way to reform Medicaid and opponents have blasted as no different from "Obamacare." It's merely a preview of the fights yet to come.

Health Care, Tax Cuts Issues Colliding (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2013 6:32 pm

As Arkansas lawmakers approach what could be the final weeks of this year's session, it's becoming clearer that proposals to expand health insurance to low-income workers and to cut $100 million in taxes are colliding.

Arkansas House Panel Advances Cuts to Income Tax, Capital Gains

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/27/2013 7:25 am

Proposals to cut Arkansas' income and capital gains taxes won a House panel's support Tuesday, as legislative leaders say they're nearing agreement on a $100 million package of reductions.

Arkansas House Approves Guns at Colleges, Universities

by Associated Press 2/15/2013 10:54 am

The Arkansas House has approved a bill that would let faculty and staff carry concealed handguns on college campuses. Gov. Mike Beebe says he would probably sign it if the Legislature sends it to him.

Arkansas Panel Advances Proposal for Guns on Campus

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2013 11:19 am

A House panel has advanced legislation that would allow faculty and staff at Arkansas' colleges and universities to carry concealed handguns.

House OKs Guns in Church; Beebe's Signature Expected

by Associated Press 2/4/2013 6:01 pm

The Arkansas House voted overwhelmingly Monday to allow people to carry concealed weapons into churches, synagogues and mosques, as long as the place of worship has given the OK.

Arkansas Republicans: No Rush on Tax Cut Proposals

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/20/2013 12:39 pm

Arkansas Republicans who won control of the Legislature partly on a vow to cut state taxes say they're in no rush to take up any proposed reductions yet.

Despite Wins, GOP Has Own Rifts to Heal (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/18/2012 9:01 am

Taking over the state House for the first time in 138 years was the easy part for Arkansas Republicans. The bigger challenge may be healing the rifts within their ranks, some of which were revealed with the election of Davy Carter as incoming House speaker.