Tagged: david sanders

Hog Farm Bill Poised for Passage at Arkansas Legislature

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 3/15/2018 6:55 am

The Arkansas House and Senate approved identical bills Wednesday that would make it harder to perpetuate complaints against farms that need permits to retain then dispose of liquid animal waste.

David Sanders Named Director of Innovate Arkansas

by Lance Turner 9/28/2017 10:16 am

Winrock International names David Sanders director of Innovate Arkansas, the statewide initiative that helps scale Arkansas technology ventures.

Public-Private Partnerships Face Headwinds in Arkansas

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

State Rep. Warwick Sabin finally got his public-private partnership bill passed in the Arkansas Legislature this year, but political compromises left some holes in its potential uses.

Arkansas Lawmakers OK Ban of Common Abortion Procedure

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2017 2:35 pm

Arkansas' governor on Thursday approved a ban on a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure - restrictions that are expected to face a legal challenge.

Arkansas Panel: Expand Definition of Small Businesses

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/23/2015 7:42 am

A legislative panel asked Arkansas' insurance commissioner on Thursday to expand the definition of small businesses so more companies can purchase coverage for their employees through a marketplace.

Consultants: Arkansas' Health Plan Should Move People Upward

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 10/7/2015 1:51 pm

Consultants hired to review the state's "private option" Medicaid plan recommended that the program continue but suggested changes that would move participants into jobs and ensure they are leading healthy lives.

Sanders: Hold Off On Vendor Request for Insurance Exchange

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/15/2015 4:10 pm

A state legislator asked an Arkansas panel Tuesday to hold off on looking at vendors for setting up a state-run insurance exchange as lawmakers look at broader reforms to Medicaid and health care.

UAMS Eyes Expansion, Sees Increase in Patient Demand

by Mark Friedman 5/18/2015 12:00 am

The Affordable Care Act as applied in Arkansas has worked so well for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences that administrators are considering expanding the 10-story UAMS Medical Center.

State Sen. David Sanders on the 'Stop-Gap' Private Option, Health Care Reform

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/12/2015 12:00 am

David Sanders has served in the state Senate since 2013, when he helped craft the state’s private option, which uses federal money to purchase private insurance for poor Arkansans.

Arkansas Legislators Eye More Abortion Restrictions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/15/2014 9:51 am

Nearly two years after approving a pair of the most restrictive abortion bans in the country, Republicans in Arkansas' Legislature are weighing additional measures to make it more difficult for women to get the procedure.

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.

Arkansas Business: Proposed Law Would Protect Athletes From Unsavory Agents

by Chris Bahn 1/6/2011 1:24 pm

Arkansas Business has a story on a legislative proposal aimed at helping protect college athletes from rogue agents.

David Sanders Will Pre-file His Sports Agents Bill, Backed by Arkansas Attorney General, on Friday

by Lance Turner 1/5/2011 4:28 pm

Arkansas legislators are back in Little Rock for another General Assembly, and at least one piece of legislation is reaching into the world of Arkansas college sports.