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The End of the Private Option (Blake Rutherford On Politics)

by Blake Rutherford 1/29/2014 2:31 pm

The private option is the major issue facing the General Assembly in the upcoming fiscal session. The impact on the state economy and business climate will be significant, but the outlook for reauthorization is grim.

Private Option Supporters Walk Fine Line (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/26/2014 8:54 am

Supporters of Arkansas' "private option" Medicaid expansion are walking a fine line as they assess the future of the program before this year's legislative session. They don't want to understate the danger it faces of being defunded, but they don't want to declare it dead just yet.

A Steeper Climb Ahead for Arkansas' Private Option (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/19/2014 9:02 am

If you thought convincing a Republican-led Legislature to support a key part of the new federal health care law was a tough fight last year, wait until you see Round 2. Still, at least one GOP lawmaker is confident arguments for the law will win again.

Special Election Bodes Ill for Arkansas' 'Private Option'

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/15/2014 2:27 pm

A Republican takeover of a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat dims the prospects for continuing the state's compromise Medicaid expansion plan and could be a troubling early sign for Democrats who had hoped to rebound from recent losses at the polls.

Republican John Cooper Wins Special Election for State Senate Seat

by Associated Press 1/15/2014 8:15 am

Republican John Cooper won a northeast Arkansas state Senate seat in a special election Tuesday, giving Republicans an extra seat in the Legislature. The race was widely viewed as a bellwether for this fall's political contests.

Early Voting Starts Tuesday in Election for Paul Bookout Senate Seat

by Associated Press 1/6/2014 5:01 pm

Early voting is set to begin to fill a vacant state Senate seat from northeast Arkansas.

Republican John Cooper Awaits Democratic Opponent in Arkansas Senate Race

by Associated Press 11/14/2013 7:40 am

A Republican candidate for a state Senate seat says he cannot overcome the 67-margin that separated him from the leader in a primary runoff, but a Democratic candidate wants to see if he picks up any votes in a canvass.

Votes Are Close for Northeast Arkansas Senate Seat

by Associated Press 11/13/2013 7:18 am

Fewer than 100 votes separated the top candidates from the also-rans after ballots were counted in the party primary runoffs for a state senate seat in northeastern Arkansas.

Voters to Choose Nominees for Northeast Arkansas Senate Seat

by Associated Press 11/12/2013 7:24 am

Voters in northeast Arkansas are choosing the Democratic and Republican nominees for a special election to replace a state senator who resigned amid an ethics investigation.Paul Bookout

John Cooper, Chad Niell, Dan Sullivan File for Paul Bookout Senate Seat

by Associated Press 9/4/2013 4:58 pm

Three Republicans have filed to run for their party's nomination for a northeast Arkansas Senate seat vacated by a Democratic lawmaker who resigned over ethics violations.