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Abortion Ban Appeal Puts New Focus on Social Issues (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2014 07:28 am

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel's decision to appeal a ruling striking down Arkansas' 12-week abortion ban could inject a new focus on abortion and other social issues into dozens of statewide and legislative races.

Arkansas Lawmakers: Action Needed on Teacher Insurance

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 9/9/2013 02:53 pm

Arkansas lawmakers say a short term fix is needed to address the spiraling cost in teacher health insurance before a hike in premiums takes effect in January.

The New York Times Looks at Jason Rapert's Abortion Legislation

by Lance Turner 3/12/2013 01:45 pm

In case you missed it, here's The New York Times taking a look on Monday at state Sen. Jason Rapert's abortion legislation, which the Arkansas Legislature approved six days ago.

Arkansas GOP Eyes Planned Parenthood Money Next

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/7/2013 05:01 pm

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even harder for women to get abortions in the state.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Mike Beebe's Veto of 12-Week Abortion Ban

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/5/2013 02:13 pm

The Arkansas Senate voted Tuesday to override Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation that would give the state the most restrictive abortion laws in the country.

Best of Frenemies: Inside Mike Beebe and the GOP's Love-Hate Relationship (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/3/2013 02:08 pm

The partnership Gov. Mike Beebe has boasted having with the Arkansas Legislature is turning more into a love-hate relationship under Republican control. They're not sworn enemies, but not exactly best friends either. They're more like frenemies.

Legislative Roundup: Guns Become Automatic Issue With General Assembly

by Mark Carter 2/25/2013 12:00 am

The 89th General Assembly has yet to finish writing its chapter in the big book of Arkansas state legislatures. But if Chapter 89 were printed this week, then surely “guns” would be in the title. Legislation devoted to guns dominated the action again last week.

Jason Rapert's 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill Tests Mike Beebe, Democrats (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/10/2013 05:40 pm

The push for a ban on abortions at 12 weeks into a pregnancy is testing Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe's willingness to fight a Republican majority in the Arkansas Legislature on an issue that deeply divides members of his own party.

Jason Rapert Changing His 'Heartbeat' Abortion Bill

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/6/2013 07:11 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Tuesday that he would ease his proposed ban on most abortions in the state so the procedure could still be performed until a heartbeat is detected using an abdominal ultrasound.

Arkansas Senate Panel Approves Jason Rapert's Heartbeat Abortion Restriction

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/30/2013 11:53 am

An Arkansas Senate panel has advanced legislation that would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected, a move that would ban the procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Jason Rapert Bill Requires Heartbeat Test Before Abortions

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/29/2013 08:18 am

Arkansas would ban abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected under a bill introduced by a Republican senator Monday, a proposal that would prohibit the medical procedure as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

Arkansas to Move Forward on Health Care Overhaul

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 03:14 pm

Arkansas officials say the state is moving forward with implementing parts of the federal health care law after an election that provided clarity on the federal level but uncertainty in the state Legislature about the political future of the controversial legislation.