Tagged: davy carter

Turner Grain Collapse Prompts Legislation

by Mark Friedman 10/24/2014 2:00 pm

The Arkansas Agriculture Department is working on legislation to prevent companies like Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley from suffering similar collapses that cost farmers millions of dollars.

Farmers Wait for Turner Grain’s Next Move

by Mark Friedman 8/25/2014 12:00 am

Some farmers doing business with Turner Grain apparently had only oral contracts with Turner, one agriculture expert says. That lack of formal contracts could complicate a Turner bankruptcy.

State Agriculture Officials: Money at Stake in Turner Grain Could Reach $50M

by Lee Hogan and Lance Turner 8/22/2014 4:05 pm

Officials in Arkansas' agriculture industry think at least $20 million and possibly upwards of $50 million could be involved in the still-unfolding financial drama between Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley and the Arkansas farmers who could go without payment for their crops.

Bruce Oakley To Give Turner Grain Money To Judge

by Mark Friedman 8/18/2014 3:28 pm

A North Little Rock company plans to hand over money it owes Turner Grain Merchandising Inc. of Brinkley to a judge to decide how to divide it among Turner's creditors.

Lawmakers Told Special Session Set for Next Week

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/24/2014 10:21 am

Arkansas legislative leaders told House and Senate members Monday they'll be called back to the Capitol next week to address rising teacher health insurance premiums and prison overcrowding, though Gov. Mike Beebe's office said he wasn't ready to confirm his plans for a special session.

On Marriage (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 5/22/2014 10:28 am

Two weeks ago Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza declared Arkansas' ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, sparking a statewide debate about the future of marriage and its legal, political, religious and social implications.

Arkansas Lawmakers Consider Special Session

by Christina Huynh, The Associated Press 5/19/2014 6:01 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he's open to the idea of a special legislative session to address health insurance plans for public school employees as long as there's a consensus among lawmakers about it.

Health Care and the GOP Dilemma (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 4/9/2014 1:00 pm

It has been an important week for proponents of the Affordable Care Act. Positive developments in enrollment and favorable economic conditions present a dilemma for Republicans, particularly those who pursue a singular strategy in November.

Arkansas House Votes Jeremy Gillam as Speaker-Designate

by Associated Press 3/19/2014 3:45 pm

Arkansas House members have elected Republican Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia as the legislative chamber's next leader.

Some Hopefuls for Arkansas House Speaker Want Race Delayed

by Associated Press 3/18/2014 3:09 pm

Some candidates running for Arkansas' House speaker position said they'd like to see the race pushed back until they know who has won the chamber's majority in the November election.

The Fiscal Session, and Everything After (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 3/12/2014 8:52 am

With the 2014 fiscal session of the Arkansas General Assembly in rear view, I examine four lessons we gleaned from it, and what that means in the year ahead.

Arkansas Lawmakers Try to Whittle Surplus Requests

by Associated Press 3/6/2014 11:27 am

Arkansas legislative leaders are trying to whittle down a list of more than $92 million in requests to tap the state's surplus as they finalize a proposed $5 billion budget bill.

A Different Path to Finding a Majority (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 3/5/2014 1:52 pm

Elected officials working across the political aisle in order to pass legislation is generally viewed favorably by the public. But sometimes too much cooperation causes rifts from within. Finding a path to a majority can be a difficult balancing act.

Davy Carter: Talks Continue on 'Private Option'

by Associated Press 2/26/2014 3:57 pm

House Speaker Davy Carter says he's meeting with opponents of Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion to try and break a legislative stalemate over the program's future.

Arkansas House Eyes 5th Vote on 'Private Option'

by Associated Press 2/25/2014 7:45 am

Arkansas lawmakers are returning for the third week of this year's legislative session, but it's unclear when the House will try again to break an impasse over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas House Again Votes Down Private Option

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/19/2014 2:18 pm

The future of Arkansas' compromise plan to expand Medicaid by purchasing private insurance for the poor remained in jeopardy Wednesday, after legislation to continue the nationally-watched program failed for a second day in the state House.

'Private Option' Bill Fails in Arkansas House, 70-27

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2014 4:00 pm

The Arkansas House failed Tuesday to renew the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan, leaving in limbo the future of a program heralded as a model for Republican-leaning states to implement the federal health overhaul.

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2014 10:20 am

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program.

Davy Carter Says He's Open to Private Option Tweaks

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2014 1:42 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Davy Carter says he's open to changing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion but remains confident there's enough support among lawmakers to reauthorize the program when the Legislature convenes this month.

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.