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Davy Carter, Michael Lamoureux Back Big River Steel Plan

by Associated Press 3/29/2013 7:38 am

State House and Senate leaders on Thursday came out in support of a $125 million financing package that's been proposed to help build a steel mill in northeast Arkansas, saying the benefits of the project outweigh any risks to the state.

Michael Lamoureux Hopes to Reach Deal Soon on Tax Cuts

by Associated Press 3/21/2013 7:28 am

Arkansas Senate President Michael Lamoureux says he hopes to reach agreement by the end of the week with Gov. Mike Beebe and House leaders on a tax cut package.

Arkansas Senate Overrides Veto on Abortion Bill

by Associated Press 2/28/2013 9:18 am

The Arkansas Senate has overridden Gov. Mike Beebe's veto of legislation banning most abortions starting in the 20th week of pregnancy.

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.

AEDC Submits Big River Steel Package to Carter, Lamoureux

by Mark Carter 2/21/2013 12:54 pm

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission delivered to House and Senate leaders the letter of commitment signed by Big River Steel and the state.

Veto Fight Might Loom Between Mike Beebe, Lawmakers

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/18/2013 7:25 am

As a veteran legislator and two-term Democratic governor who has used the veto sparingly, Mike Beebe has spoken out against several GOP measures but won't say whether he'll veto them if they reach his desk.

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.