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Backup Medicaid Plan Requires Leap of Faith (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/18/2016 7:00 am

With a backup plan to save Arkansas' Medicaid expansion by defunding it, Gov. Asa Hutchinson will need a leap of faith from political foes on both sides of the aisle to prevent thousands of poor people losing their health coverage.

Arkansas Lawmakers Head Toward Standoff on Medicaid Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/13/2016 7:08 pm

Arkansas lawmakers barreled toward a budget standoff over the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion as they began their legislative session Wednesday, with opponents showing little sign of retreating from their push to defund the program

In Fiscal Session, Another Battle in the War Over Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 4/13/2016 1:28 pm

The 2016 fiscal session began at noon today and, as expected, the battle continues over the re-authorization of the Medicaid expansion program "Arkansas Works," formerly known as the private option. The outlook is not nearly as promising as it was a year ago.

Arkansas House Leaders Detail Cuts If Medicaid Plan Fails

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/11/2016 3:27 pm

Arkansas House leaders say a host of state programs including public schools, prisons and colleges would face cuts if lawmakers don't fund the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion.

Hutchinson: I've Struck Right Balance with Effort to Retain Expansion

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/6/2016 11:42 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said the criticism he's facing from both sides on his push to keep the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion is an indication he's struck the right balance.

Legislative Leaders Ask Hutchinson to Drop Managed Care Plan

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/5/2016 6:47 am

Arkansas legislative leaders asked Gov. Asa Hutchinson to drop his managed care proposal from this week's special session agenda, saying the plan faces too many questions.

Arkansas Business Power List 2016: Government

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/21/2016 12:00 am

A government resource to help navigate the leadership of the largest Arkansas companies or institutions.

Arkansas Democrats Pin Hopes on Anti-Trump Message (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/6/2016 4:32 pm

With the prospect of billionaire Donald Trump leading the GOP ticket this fall, Democrats in the state relish the idea of pinning the reality TV star to Arkansas Republicans.

Arkansas GOP, Having Embraced Term Limits, Is Now Conflicted

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/4/2016 11:18 am

More than two decades after Arkansas became one of the first states to limit how long lawmakers could serve in the Legislature, Republicans who once championed the issue are conflicted.

Jeremy Gillam: Lawmakers 'Stepping Up Our Game' to Expand Broadband

by Mark Carter 10/30/2015 12:13 pm

Arkansas House Speaker Jeremy Gillam is leading an effort to increase access to high-speed Internet across the state Arkansas historically lags other states in Internet access, and Gillam is seeking legislative action to expand it.

Arkansas Panel Votes to Work on Expanding Internet Access

by Associated Press 10/28/2015 4:41 pm

A legislative panel has voted to issue recommendations by October 2016 for expanding high-speed Internet access around Arkansas.

King-Burwell Ruling Could Prompt New Debate in Arkansas (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/22/2015 7:16 am

Months after Arkansas lawmakers avoided another protracted fight over the future of the state's compromise Medicaid expansion, the nation's highest court could throw the Legislature back into an all-too-familiar debate over a key part of the federal health care law.

Special Session Puts Focus Back on Jobs (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/18/2015 6:59 am

An effort to lure a major defense contract to south Arkansas is offering Gov. Asa Hutchinson a chance to put the focus back on jobs weeks after a legislative session that ended with an unexpected fight over a religious objections law. But the special session planned later this month could also renew the debate over how much a Republican-controlled Legislature is willing to shed its dislike of government spending in exchange for the promise of a major economic development project.

Jeremy Gillam to Seek Re-Election as Arkansas House Speaker

by Associated Press 4/3/2015 7:43 am

Speaker Jeremy Gillam says he's seeking another two-year term to lead the Arkansas House.

Arkansas Lawmaker Urges Ban on California Wine Over Egg Law

by Associated Press 3/27/2015 7:29 am

An Arkansas lawmaker said Wednesday that the state should ban California wine as retribution for the West Coast state's law requiring egg-laying hens to be able to stand up, turn around and fully extend their wings.

Jeremy Gillam Hopes to Close Legislative Session By End of Month

by Associated Press 3/17/2015 11:45 am

The speaker of the Arkansas House says he hopes to have the legislative session mostly finished by the end of the month.

Members of Arkansas Task Force to Study Medicaid Plan Named

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/3/2015 6:50 am

Twelve Republicans and four Democrats have been named to a legislative task force studying alternatives for covering the thousands of people currently on Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion.

Arkansas Salary Panel Wants to Review Out-of-State Data

by Associated Press 1/7/2015 9:01 am

The panel reviewing the salaries of Arkansas' elected officials wants the Legislature's research staff to compile economic data from other states before recommending any changes.

Asa Hutchinson, Legislative Leaders Talk Session Issues

by Lee Hogan 1/6/2015 2:35 pm

Gov.-elect Asa Hutchinson says it makes sense for the Legislature to address his tax cut proposal early in the upcoming legislative session, and says he expects quick action from the state's lawmakers.

Jeremy Gillam Says Focus is on Economy

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/26/2014 10:34 am

The incoming speaker of the Arkansas House says he sees economic development as the top priority for next year's legislative session, and he is leaving open the possibility that lawmakers can address highway funding issues, too.