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Hundreds Paid to Gather Signatures for Arkansas Initiatives

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/5/2016 6:51 am

Hundreds of paid workers have been gathering signatures for initiative campaigns around Arkansas as they try to meet this week's deadline to submit petitions to get their proposals on the November ballot.

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.

Asa Hutchinson Controls Agenda, Little Else in Session (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 4/3/2016 1:28 pm

Pitching his hybrid Medicaid expansion and managed care proposals, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson controls the agenda as lawmakers head back to the Capitol for this week's special session. That may be the only part where he has control.

Inside Arkansas' Options for Managed Care in Medicaid (Erika Gee Commentary)

by Erika Gee 3/16/2016 2:12 pm

The next Health Care Reform Legislative Task Force meeting will reveal whether the divide over the appropriate approach to managed care in Arkansas has continued — or even expanded.

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.

Earlier '16 Primary Changes Arkansas' Politics (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 6/1/2015 7:13 am

Arkansas' latest experiment with moving up the state's primaries could change the state's political dynamics, at least temporarily, in a way that detractors say won't be welcome.

Special Session Renews Push for Earlier Arkansas Primary

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/13/2015 6:55 am

A special legislative session planned later this month is raising hopes among some Arkansas Republican lawmakers that they'll get another chance to move up the state's presidential primary as part of a southeastern regional nominating contest.

Arkansas Senate OKs Bill to Bar Anti-discrimination Laws

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/9/2015 5:03 pm

The Arkansas Senate has approved legislation that would bar local governments from making it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Crittenden Regional Hospital’s True Financial Status Surprised Directors

by Mark Friedman 10/6/2014 12:00 am

Directors of Crittenden Regional Hospital learned on Aug. 19 that its monthly revenue was only $2 million — about half what they had previously been led to believe — while expenses were about $5 million, the CEO of the shuttered hospital revealed in a bankruptcy court filing.

Senators Eye Plan to Abolish Lt. Governor's Office

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 8/14/2014 4:01 pm

Two Arkansas lawmakers are proposing to abolish the lieutenant governor's office, calling the state's No. 2 constitutional office an outdated post.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 1:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Democrats' Race for Arkansas Governor in '14 Unsettled (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/24/2013 3:04 pm

Bill Halter and Mike Ross are moving closer toward what could be one of the biggest party fights ever for the state's top office.

Dustin McDaniel Outlines Election Reform Proposals

by Associated Press 3/7/2013 2:18 pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel is pushing legislative proposals that would toughen the penalties for fraudulently gathering signatures for a ballot measure and require more disclosures from those working on ballot question campaigns.

Legislative Roundup: Minimum Wage Bill Would Raise Hourly Rate by $2

by Mark Carter 3/4/2013 12:00 am

Recent headlines notwithstanding, guns and abortion aren’t the only topics being debated at the 89th General Assembly. This week, business owners will be watching a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $6.25 an hour to $8.25.

Social Issues Take Center Stage in Arkansas Legislature (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 5:26 pm

Despite campaign pledges to cut taxes and focus on the economy, the new Republican majority in Arkansas' Legislature has turned into a bigger boon for social conservatives than fiscal ones.

Federal Judges Dismiss Jack Crumbly's Redistricting Appeal

by Associated Press 2/14/2013 7:28 am

A three-judge panel has dismissed an appeal of last year's ruling upholding the way an east Arkansas Senate district's lines were redrawn.

Federal Judges Dismiss Arkansas Redistricting Appeal

by Associated Press 2/13/2013 4:35 pm

A three-judge panel has dismissed an appeal of last year's ruling upholding the way an east Arkansas Senate district's lines were redrawn.

Bill Halter Files Papers to Run for Arkansas Governor

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 7:29 am

Former Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter has made his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination next year official.

In Post-Election Twist, Arkansas Republicans Consider Medicaid Expansion

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/13/2012 2:09 pm

Arkansas Republicans denounced "Obamacare" during this year's election campaign and called for its repeal. But now that they've won control of the Legislature for the first time in 138 years, GOP lawmakers are considering expanding government health care in Arkansas.