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Pharmacists Still Tackling Drug Rates

by Mark Friedman 2/8/2016 12:00 am

The Arkansas Pharmacists Association said it will be surveying its members in the coming weeks to determine if the reimbursement rates for generic medications paid by pharmacy benefit managers have improved since a new law went into effect in July.

Arkansas Attorney General Again Rejects Marijuana Amendment

by Associated Press 2/3/2016 7:00 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has again rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in Arkansas.

After Huckabee Exits, Arkansas Republicans Looking for New Presidential Candidate

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/2/2016 2:58 pm

With favorite son and former Gov. Mike Huckabee no longer an option, top Republicans in Arkansas said Tuesday they're weighing which of the other candidates to support in the presidential race.

Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect 50 Arkansas Inmates

by Associated Press 1/26/2016 6:44 am

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued Monday will allow more than 50 Arkansas inmates serving life sentences without parole for murders they committed as juveniles a chance to one day be free, but how that will happen is still in question.

Supreme Court Rejects Arkansas Bid to Revive Abortion Law

by Associated Press 1/19/2016 9:13 am

The Supreme Court is refusing to revive an Arkansas law that would have banned abortions after the 12th week of pregnancy if doctors can detect a fetal heartbeat.

Rutledge Files Lawsuit Against Arkansas Funeral Care

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2016 4:27 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge filed a consumer-protection lawsuit Thursday against Arkansas Funeral Care & Crematory of Jacksonville, which lost its license last year.

Arkansas Attorney General Asks Court to Review Abortion Law

by Associated Press 12/21/2015 3:20 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's overturned 12-week abortion ban.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Amendment

by Associated Press 12/15/2015 4:08 pm

This is the fourth time Leslie Rutledge has rejected the proposal to legalize marijuana in Arkansas in the last three months.

Arkansas Attorney General Rejects David Couch's Marijuana Proposal

by Associated Press 12/4/2015 7:41 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge has rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana in the state.

Arkansas Judge Strikes Secrecy Portion of Execution Law

by Claudia Lauer, Associated Press 12/3/2015 3:01 pm

An Arkansas judge has struck down a portion of the state's law that keeps secret details about the drugs used in executions, saying Thursday that drug suppliers do not have a constitutional right to be free from criticism.

Millennium Health Violations Results in $256M Settlement

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/1/2015 4:06 pm

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced Tuesday that Arkansas will receive more than $121,000 as part of a $256 million settlement with Millennium Health, formerly Millennium Laboratories.

Arkansas Attorney General Approves Ballot Measure on County Terms

by Associated Press 12/1/2015 6:50 am

Supporters of a proposal to expand county officials' terms from two to four years have won approval to try and get their measure on the ballot next year.

Arkansas to Add Case to Growing List in Juvenile Appeals

by Claudia Lauer, The Associated Press 11/30/2015 7:14 am

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to add an Arkansas case to the growing list of appeals asking whether a 2012 ruling that struck down mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles convicted of murder should be applied retroactively.

Arkansas Mental Health Providers Charged with Medicaid Fraud

by Associated Press 11/20/2015 7:47 am

The two top billers in the Arkansas Medical Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Program have been charged with 20 felony counts involving false claims for Medicaid reimbursement.

State Lawsuits Over Online Gambling Might Not Be A Fantasy

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/16/2015 12:00 am

You might have heard that the New York attorney general recently threw water on the fantasy sports betting companies DraftKings and FanDuel by saying New York residents can’t participate in the booming betting business. Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is evaluating how to proceed in the escalating legal battles over online fantasy sports betting.

Court Gives EPA Deadline in Regional Haze Plan

by Mark Friedman 11/3/2015 4:10 pm

A U.S. District Court judge in Arkansas ruled Tuesday the Environmental Protection Agency has until Aug. 31 to approve a regional haze plan for Arkansas, which the Sierra Club said should have been done years ago.

Leslie Rutledge Engages EPA in Legal Battles

by Mark Friedman 11/2/2015 12:00 am

State Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced last week that Arkansas would join a multistate lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s new rule on ozone, the sixth legal battle she has entered with the federal agency since taking office in January.

Arkansas, Other States Sue Over New Clean Air Rules

by Associated Press 10/23/2015 1:58 pm

States and industry groups dependent on fossil fuels began filing court challenges Friday to President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Arkansas VW Owners File Lawsuits in State, Federal Courts

by Alexis Hosticka 10/14/2015 8:26 am

Arkansas lawyers filed two lawsuits last month against Volkswagen, the front edge of what’s expected to be a wave of legal action against the German automaker over the still-unfolding emissions scandal.

Arkansas Asks US Supreme Court to Revisit Abortion Question

by Associated Press 10/7/2015 6:59 am

Arkansas' attorney general wants the U.S. Supreme Court to use a law passed by state legislators in 2013 to reconsider its 1973 ruling broadening abortion rights.