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A Steeper Climb Ahead for Arkansas' Private Option (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2014 9:02 am

If you thought convincing a Republican-led Legislature to support a key part of the new federal health care law was a tough fight last year, wait until you see Round 2. Still, at least one GOP lawmaker is confident arguments for the law will win again.

Arkansas Legislative Panel Airs Parole Concerns

by Chuck Bartels, The Associated Press 8/2/2013 8:53 am

The interim director of the Arkansas Community Correction Department told legislators Thursday that parole officers can go to her if there's a problem getting a parole violator off the streets, a move she made after a man who skipped parole violation hearings was charged with murder.

Arkansas Prepares to Launch Medicaid Inspector General Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/30/2013 4:11 pm

As Arkansas moves forward with a plan to offer subsidized health insurance to thousands of low-income residents, it is preparing to reorganize its Medicaid program to create a new office that would investigate fraud and waste complaints.

Arkansas Senate Approves 'Private Option' Proposal

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2013 10:53 am

A proposal to use federal money to purchase private insurance for 250,000 low-income Arkansas residents passed Friday in the state Senate, advancing an idea that Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe are promoting as an alternative to expanding Medicaid enrollment.

Arkansas Senate OKs Creation of Medicaid Fraud Office

by Associated Press 4/3/2013 7:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has approved a proposal to establish a new state office to investigate fraud and abuse in the Medicaid program.

Update: New Estimates Released on Arkansas Medicaid Private Option

by Jeannie Nuss, The Associated Press 3/19/2013 7:05 am

The Arkansas Department of Human Services has released new cost estimates for a plan that would use Medicaid funds to purchase private insurance for newly eligible recipients.

Arkansas Senate Votes to Expand Lobbying 'Cooling Off' Law

by Associated Press 2/20/2013 4:45 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted to expand a one-year ban on former legislators becoming lobbyists to include the state's constitutional officers and judges.

Arkansas GOP Leaders Split on Tax Hike for Highways

by Associated Press 10/15/2012 8:53 am

A proposal going before voters next month to raise Arkansas' sales tax to pay for highway improvements is chipping away at some of that anti-tax sentiment among the state's top GOP officials.