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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.

Law Would Give Arkansas One of Country's Longest Abortion Wait Times

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/31/2015 7:07 am

Arkansas would have one of the longest waiting periods in the nation before a woman could have an abortion under legislation given final approval Monday, which also changes the information a woman must be given before undergoing the procedure.

Arkansas Senate Approves Medicaid Plan Termination Notices

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2015 6:44 am

Thousands of people enrolled in Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion would receive notices that their coverage is ending - even though lawmakers haven't decided the program's future - under a proposal approved Monday by the Senate.

Arkansas Senate Panel Advances Plan for Medicaid Compromise

by Associated Press 1/28/2015 2:24 pm

Lawmakers have advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's plan to continue Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion through 2016, rejecting an effort to abolish the program later this year.

16 Lawmakers, Surgeon General to Staff Medicaid Task Force

by Associated Press 1/23/2015 7:38 am

Legislation detailing the task force Gov. Asa Hutchinson wants to create to review the future of health care in Arkansas calls for 16 lawmakers and the state surgeon general to serve on the panel.

Short-Term Answers to Long-Term Problems (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/29/2014 3:56 pm

The measures lawmakers are taking up this week to avert a looming increase in teacher health insurance premiums and ease an influx of state inmates crowding local jails won't completely solve either problem.

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.

Ripped From the Headlines (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 5/19/2014 12:00 am

Someone else might describe it as hypocrisy that Rep. Jim Hendren recommended moving part-time public school employees off the state’s health insurance plan so that they would be eligible for federally subsidized insurance under Obamacare - plan Hendren opposed, but not me. I’m the lottery opponent whose sons have benefited from the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to the tune of $24,000 so far. Like Hendren (and undoubtedly other members of his task force), I’ve just tried to make the best use of what I consider a bad policy.

Property Proposal Fails to Get Out of House Committee

by Associated Press 4/4/2013 1:24 pm

A proposal to allow private property owners to seek compensation if their property values decline by at least 25 percent because of changes in zoning or other laws has failed to get out of an Arkansas legislative panel.

Arkansas Senate Expands Definition of Unborn Child

by Associated Press 3/11/2013 2:35 pm

The Arkansas Senate has voted unanimously to expand the definition of an unborn child in the state's criminal code and wrongful death statutes.

Tax Exemption for Active Military Approved by Arkansas Senate

by Associated Press 3/7/2013 11:47 am

he Arkansas Senate has approved a proposal to exempt the pay for active duty military from state income taxes, the first major tax reduction lawmakers are considering this legislative session.

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