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Medicaid Takes a Back Seat In the 89th General Assembly (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/17/2013 5:08 pm

What happened to the Medicaid session? Despite all the talk before lawmakers gathered at the Arkansas Capitol that Medicaid's finances and future would overshadow just about every other issue, there's been scant attention paid to the $5 billion program and efforts to expand it under the federal health care law

Big River Steel Superproject Alters Arkansas Session Agenda (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/3/2013 12:08 pm

A veiled reference to a "superproject" took up only a couple of sentences when Gov. Mike Beebe laid out his legislative agenda for 2013 last month. Now that it's been revealed as a $1.1 billion steel mill, it has altered the agenda for this year's session.

Michael Lamoureux Selected to GOP National Committee

by Associated Press 1/31/2013 12:20 pm

Leading Republican lawmakers from Oklahoma and Arkansas have been selected to the executive committee of the Republican Legislative Campaign Committee.

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Plans $60M Big River Steel Investment

by Associated Press 1/30/2013 3:27 pm

Arkansas Teacher Retirement System Executive Director George Hopkins says the fund's board is planning to vote Monday on investing $60 million as the project raises startup cash. The investment represents about one-half of 1 percent of the fund's $12.25 billion in assets.

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.

Arkansas Lawmakers Seek More Details on Medicaid

by Andrew DeMillo 1/17/2013 4:39 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders said Thursday that they need more information about the flexibility the state will have if it expands Medicaid and better figures on how much of a shortfall the program faces.

Video: Watch Michael Lamoureux's Opening Day Speech at the Arkansas Legislature

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2013 8:34 am

Video of Republican Sen. Michael Lamoureux of Russellville, speaking on his first day as leader of the state Senate, and vowing to work with both parties as the Legislature tries to address a Medicaid shortfall.

Arkansas Legislature Begins Regular Session

by Associated Press 1/14/2013 4:04 pm

Arkansas legislative leaders on Monday vowed to work across party lines after an election where Republicans won control of the House and Senate for the first time in 138 years, opening a session that will be dominated by questions about the state's Medicaid program.

State Senate Leader Michael Lamoureux Vows to Work with Both Parties

by Associated Press 1/14/2013 1:52 pm

The new president of the Arkansas Senate says this year's legislative session is more about how both parties can work together than just the debate over Medicaid's future.

The Focus Is On Medicaid as Legislative Session Begins Today

by Andrew DeMillo 1/14/2013 7:33 am

Leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate say most questions about the state budget, tax cut proposals or a possible special session depend on how legislators address a Medicaid program that already receives nearly one out of every five tax dollars the state receives in its general revenue budget.

What's At Stake, Who's In Charge? A User's Guide to the 89th General Assembly

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2013 2:11 pm

The Arkansas Legislature convenes Monday for its regular legislative session. Here's a rundown about the lawmakers, the issues they'll face and how to track developments.

Video: Arkansas Business Week in Review

by Lance Turner 1/12/2013 11:03 am

Here's our our Arkansas Business Week in Review, via our friends at THV 11 News.

Video: Davy Carter and Michael Lamoureux on Gov. Mike Beebe

by Lance Turner 1/7/2013 4:34 pm

Video of state Republican legislative leaders Rep. Davy Carter and Sen. Michael Lamoureux, who were part of today's legislative preview, organized by the Arkansas Associated Press Managing Editors Association.

State House, Senate Eye Surplus for Medicaid Deficit

by Associated Press 1/7/2013 4:08 pm

The incoming leaders of the state House and Senate say they're interested in using money from the state's projected surplus to avoid the program cuts proposed to fill a $138 million Medicaid shortfall.

Carter, Lamoureux: There's No Rush On Medicaid Expansion Issue

by Andrew DeMillo 1/7/2013 1:32 pm

The incoming leaders of the Arkansas House and Senate say they don't see any rush to consider expanding Medicaid's eligibility under the federal health care law and say they'll do whatever it takes to avoid cuts to the program proposed to fill a shortfall in its budget.

Mike Beebe Expresses Optimism On 2013 Arkansas Session

by Jan Cottingham 1/7/2013 12:00 am

Gov. Mike Beebe said his technique for working with the new Republican majority in the Arkansas Legislature was “the same as it’s always been: education, explanation, give and take, listen, persuade."

Michael Lamoureux: Deals Possible on Medicaid, Taxes

by Andrew DeMillo 1/2/2013 4:23 pm

The incoming president of the Arkansas Senate says he believes lawmakers can find common ground on proposals to expand the state's Medicaid program and cut taxes.

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.

Mike Beebe, Legislative Leaders Say Medicaid Compromise Possible

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 12/11/2012 2:26 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe and legislative leaders say they believe a compromise on expanding Medicaid in Arkansas is still possible despite the Obama administration telling states they can't do a partial expansion and receive full federal funding.