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Balancing Work Life, the Law and Marijuana as a Medicine

by Marty Cook 1/9/2017 12:00 am

Despite disapproving political leaders, more than 53 percent of Arkansas voters were ready to give qualifying patients a chance to feel better through marijuana.

Asa Hutchinson Touts Tax Cut Plan as Lawmakers Float Delay

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/5/2017 6:50 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson defended his $50 million tax-cut plan for low-income Arkansans as the House speaker floated the possibility that lawmakers may not enact any tax cuts in the coming session.

Study: Voters Favor New Tax on Fuel Wholesalers for Highways

by Sarah Campbell 1/4/2017 3:14 pm

Arkansans prefer maintaining roads to building new ones, would favor a sales tax on fuel wholesalers and support making permanent the temporary one-half cent sales tax they approved in 2012, researchers said.

Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission Members to be Named

by Associated Press 12/7/2016 6:51 am

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Senate President Pro Tem Jonathan Dismang and House Speaker Jeremy Gillam are to announce the appointments Wednesday at the state Capital.

Tax Cut Fight to Dominate Part of Arkansas Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/21/2016 7:09 am

With tax-cut-happy Republicans growing ranks in the Legislature and Democrats angling for leverage on a key House committee, Gov. Asa Hutchinson is likely to experience more push-back on his tax cut plan.

Report Outlines Possible Changes to Arkansas Tax Code

by Sarah Campbell 11/14/2016 2:10 pm

The Tax Foundation, a national Washington-based nonprofit, releases "Arkansas: A Road Map for Tax Reform," a report on the state's tax code and recommendations for how to change it.

Session Sets Stage for Later Fight on Road Funding (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/16/2016 7:06 am

No matter what happens when Arkansas lawmakers meet this week to take up the governor's highway funding plan, one thing is clear: This won't be the end of the debate over how to pay for the state's road needs.

Arkansas Lawmakers Formally Adjourn Fiscal Session

by Associated Press 5/9/2016 11:26 am

Arkansas lawmakers have ended this year's fiscal session, with the current House speaker winning another two-year term leading the chamber.

Some Top Arkansas Republicans Not Sold on Donald Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/9/2016 6:53 am

After eight years of forcing state Democrats to keep their party's standard bearer at arm's length, top Arkansas Republicans are now grappling with a presumptive nominee who wasn't their first, second or even last choice.

Arkansas Budget Bill Boosts Human Services, School Funding

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 7:00 am

Arkansas' public schools, child welfare system and Medicaid program are set to receive funding increases while additional money is being tucked away for unexpected needs under a proposed $5.3 billion state budget unveiled Sunday.

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.

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