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Arkansas Legislature Ends 100-Day Session

by Associated Press 4/23/2013 4:17 pm

The Arkansas Legislature on Tuesday wrapped up its first session since Reconstruction in which Republicans have controlled both chambers by giving final approval to the state's $4.9 billion budget plan for the coming fiscal year.

State Rep. Nate Bell Criticized for 'Boston Liberals' Tweet

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/19/2013 2:05 pm

An Arkansas lawmaker apologizes Friday for the timing - but not the content - of his tweet that questioned whether "Boston liberals" wished they had an assault weapon.

Arkansas Senate Approves $140M Tax Cut Package

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/19/2013 7:28 am

Arkansas lawmakers moved closer Thursday toward finalizing a package of tax cuts that will eventually cost the state about $140 million a year, a day after approving a health insurance expansion that officials say will provide savings to help pay for the reductions.

Arkansas House Approves 'Private-Option' Plan 77-23

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 4/16/2013 10:38 am

A plan for Arkansas to use federal Medicaid funds to buy private insurance for low-income residents has cleared its final hurdle in the state House. House members voted 77-23 Tuesday morning after a half-hour debate. Includes roll call.

Arkansas House to Vote on Medicaid 'Private Option'

by Associated Press 4/15/2013 7:45 am

The Arkansas House is set to vote on a proposal to use federal Medicaid funds to buy private health insurance for low-income residents.

Arkansas House Delays Vote on 'Private Option' Bill

by Associated Press 4/12/2013 12:19 pm

The Arkansas House is delaying a vote on a bill to use federal Medicaid funds to buy private health insurance for low-income residents.

In Compromise with Democrats, Davy Carter Amends Capital Gains Tax Bill

by Associated Press 4/4/2013 1:11 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he's compromising with Democrats by adding an increase to the standard income tax deduction to his capital gains tax cut proposal. Carter's bill would raise the standard deduction from $2,000 to $2,400 over three years.

Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Health Insurance Expansion

by Associated Press 4/2/2013 7:34 am

The Republican leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate on Monday endorsed a proposal to purchase private insurance for thousands of low-income workers using federal funds -- an alternative to expanding Medicaid's enrollment under the federal health care law.

Davy Carter Tries to Woo Gun Makers to Arkansas

by Associated Press 4/1/2013 11:02 am

House Speaker Davy Carter is wooing a pair of gun manufacturers to Arkansas, telling the companies they should look at the state if they're concerned about new firearms restrictions elsewhere.

Big River Steel Proposal Gains Traction in Legislature

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 4/1/2013 10:14 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators. But some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Big River Steel Plan

by Associated Press 3/29/2013 7:38 am

State House and Senate leaders on Thursday came out in support of a $125 million financing package that's been proposed to help build a steel mill in northeast Arkansas, saying the benefits of the project outweigh any risks to the state.

Michael Lamoureux Hopes to Reach Deal Soon on Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 3/21/2013 7:28 am

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says he hopes to reach agreement by the end of the week with Gov. Mike Beebe and House leaders on a tax cut package.

Davy Carter Wants Draft of Medicaid Bill This Week

by Associated Press 3/20/2013 7:22 am

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he wants lawmakers to develop by Friday a draft of legislation to expand health insurance coverage for low-income residents.

House Committee Approves Tax Cut for Farm Structures

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/14/2013 3:03 pm

Farmers wouldn't have to pay sales taxes on utilities for several types of structures under a $10 million exemption backed by a House panel Thursday, the first major tax reduction up for a vote by that chamber this session.

Davy Carter: Law Shouldn't Dictate UA-ASU Game

by Associated Press 3/13/2013 5:08 pm

House Speaker Davy Carter says he'd love to see the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Arkansas State Red Wolves meet up on the football field. He just doesn't think the Legislature should mandate it.

House Advances Arkansas Voter ID Legislation

by Associated Press 3/13/2013 3:42 pm

The Arkansas House has passed a bill that would require state voters to present photo identification before casting a ballot.

Open Carry Bill Fails to Clear State House Committee

by Associated Press 3/12/2013 1:35 pm

A proposal to allow the open carry of handguns in some parts of Arkansas has once again failed to clear a House panel.

Amid Constitutional Concerns, Davy Carter Says He's Reviewing Voter ID

by Associated Press 3/11/2013 11:12 am

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he's reviewing constitutional concerns that have been raised about a bill to require voters to present a photo ID before casting a ballot.

Arkansas Panel OKs Tax Exemption for Military Pay

by Associated Press 3/6/2013 11:02 am

A Senate panel has approved exempting active armed services members' pay from Arkansas' income tax, the first major tax cut headed to a vote in this year's session.

Davy Carter: State Funding Won't Be Cut

by Associated Press 2/28/2013 4:24 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says no state agency will receive any less funding than it did last year's budget as part of his proposal to cut $150 million in taxes.