Tagged: davy carter

Davy Carter Expects Private Option Funding Will Be Approved

by Mark Friedman 2/3/2014 12:00 am

Davy Carter, speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, said he thinks legislators will hold their noses and vote to continue funding the “private option” Medicaid expansion during the fiscal session that begins Feb. 10.

The End of the Private Option (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 1/29/2014 2:31 pm

The private option is the major issue facing the General Assembly in the upcoming fiscal session. The impact on the state economy and business climate will be significant, but the outlook for reauthorization is grim.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 1:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Mark Darr's Stance Invited Ouster Effort (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/12/2014 7:35 am

Mark Darr's stake in the ground turned out to be the nail in his political coffin. Darr's decision to step down as lieutenant governor came three days after the Republican official vowed he wasn't going anywhere. Rather than rallying support, Darr's bold stand only seemed to invite an ouster attempt.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Unknowns Abound in How to Impeach Mark Darr

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2014 9:20 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's impeachment over an ethics scandal may be "inevitable" unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they'd have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn't used in more than 140 years.

Westerman Says Impeachment 'Inevitable,' Darr Sees Political Motives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/8/2014 9:19 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr shows no signs of relenting in his fight to stay in office, a day after a key member of his party said the Republican's impeachment was "inevitable" over ethics violations tied to his office and campaign spending.

Davy Carter: House to Look at Impeachment Options for Mark Darr

by Associated Press 1/7/2014 4:47 pm

House Speaker Davy Carter says lawmakers will begin looking at the options for the possible impeachment of Lt. Gov. Mark Darr over ethics violations.

Arkansas Lawmakers Not Pushing Yet For Mark Darr Removal

by Associated Press 1/2/2014 4:26 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders say they're not pushing yet to remove Lt. Gov. Mark Darr from office, as calls grow for the Republican official to step down after being cited for campaign finance and ethics violations.

The Atlantic Looks at Arkansas, 'The State Where Obamacare Is Working'

by Lance Turner 11/13/2013 9:42 am

Olga Khazan, blogging at The Atlantic, examines Arkansas as "the state where Obamacare is working." In a post up today, he talks to Gov. Mike Beebe and Arkansas House Speaker Day Carter about how the "private option" made Medicaid expansion more palatable to Republicans.

Davy Carter Names 4 to Teacher Insurance Task Force

by Associated Press 10/21/2013 3:54 pm

The speaker of the Arkansas House has named four lawmakers to a task force created as part of a package of laws aimed at addressing the health insurance program for thousands of public school teachers.

Quick Legislative Session Sets Stage for Future Fights (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/20/2013 9:24 am

It took a little more than 33 hours for Arkansas lawmakers to breeze through a marathon special session called to address rising teacher health insurance rates. But the ongoing fights from the session may linger for years.

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Teacher Insurance Options

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 10/4/2013 3:28 pm

A hike in Arkansas teacher insurance rates could be lowered, but not eliminated, through a combination of increased funding from the state and school districts and lower-than-planned premium increases, according to a memo distributed to lawmakers Friday.

Davy Carter Names 6 to Health Exchange Panel

by Associated Press 8/12/2013 2:08 pm

House Speaker Davy Carter has named three Republicans and three Democrats to a legislative panel that will oversee the insurance marketplace set up under the federal health care law.

Hewlett-Packard, Davy Carter, Martha Shoffner & More in Your Week in Review

by Lance Turner 7/13/2013 8:54 am

Your "Arkansas Business/THV 11 News Week in Review" looks back on Hewlett-Packard, a promotion for Davy Carter, a trial date for Martha Shoffner and tough times for Wal-Mart in D.C.

Davy Carter Named Regional President of Centennial Bank, Will Oversee Liberty Bank Deal

by Lance Turner 7/9/2013 8:04 am

Centennial Bank, a subsidiary of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway, names Davy Carter as regional president, with duties and responsibilities that include overseeing the company's acquisition of Liberty Bank of Arkansas Inc. of Jonesboro.

Davy Carter Names 3 to Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/8/2013 11:16 am

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter, R-Cabot, announced Monday his three appointments to the Arkansas Health Insurance Marketplace board.

Update: Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner to Appear in Court

by Associated Press 5/20/2013 6:28 am

Arkansas Treasurer Martha Shoffner was arrested on federal extortion charges over the weekend and is to make an appearance in federal court.

Davy Carter Named EVP for Home BancShares

by George Waldon 5/17/2013 9:33 am

Carter, who is serving his third term in the state legislature, formerly served as division president for Centennial Bank in Cabot, where he remains a member of the local bank board.

Davy Carter Won't Run for Governor in 2014

by Associated Press 5/17/2013 8:09 am

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he won't seek the Republican nomination for governor next year. Carter announced Friday he won't be joining the gubernatorial race.