Tagged: larry teague

Amendments Expand Arkansas Session Beyond Budget (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 5/2/2016 7:12 am

When Arkansas voters mandated the Legislature meet annually, the plan was for lawmakers to take up a wide range of issues one year and focus primarily on the budget the next. The same voters can be forgiven if they see little daylight between the two types of sessions nowadays.

Arkansas Lawmakers Shop Competing Budget Plans (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/21/2016 7:08 am

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed off his plan to present two budget proposals. But that doesn't mean the Legislature won't have a slew of competing ideas on how to spend the state's money.

John Goodson Helped Law Firms Get State Auditor Contract Potentially Worth Millions

by Mark Friedman 2/22/2016 12:00 am

State Auditor Andrea Lea agreed to pay inexperienced out-of-state attorneys a fee nearly twice as high as other states have committed to pay in a pursuit of unredeemed U.S. Treasury bonds.

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2014 10:20 am

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program.

Arkansas Lawmakers Back Extra Money for Court Aides

by Associated Press 1/22/2013 1:04 pm

A legislative panel has endorsed transferring $150,000 from other funds to continue paying trial court assistants from around Arkansas for the next two months.

Legislative Roundup: Session’s First Week Is Light; Medicaid Looms

by Mark Carter 1/21/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe and the state’s first Republican-controlled Legislature since the 1870s presided over a period of mostly settling in as the 89th General Assembly convened last week.

Arkansas Republicans: No Rush on Tax Cut Proposals

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/20/2013 12:39 pm

Arkansas Republicans who won control of the Legislature partly on a vow to cut state taxes say they're in no rush to take up any proposed reductions yet.

Duncan Baird Named Co-Leader of Joint Budget Committee

by Associated Press 1/14/2013 11:27 am

Republican Rep. Duncan Baird of Lowell has been named the House co-chairman of the Legislature's Joint Budget Committee.