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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.

Mike Beebe Offers Grocery Tax Cut With An Asterisk (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/25/2012 11:29 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's pledge to cut Arkansas' sales tax on groceries has always come with a giant asterisk: He'd do it over time if the state could take the financial hit. That asterisk just got a lot bigger and it could stick around after he leaves office in 2015.

Mike Beebe Relying on Lawmakers for Health Insurance Exchange Decision

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/19/2012 10:14 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says he's relying on next year's legislative leaders to tell him whether there's support in the House and Senate for the state running its own insurance exchange under the federal health care law.

Mike Beebe Still Looking at State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/16/2012 4:28 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe is leaving open the possibility that Arkansas may run its own insurance exchange under the federal health care law, after initially saying the state would seek a partnership model.

Consensus Hard in New Arkansas Statehouse (AP Analysis)

by Andrew Demillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 3:19 pm

Heading into last week's election, Democrats and Republicans in Arkansas said they didn't believe voters wanted the state Legislature to mimic a gridlocked Congress. What voters offered instead was something possibly far worse.

Arkansas to Move Forward on Health Care Overhaul

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/11/2012 3:14 pm

Arkansas officials say the state is moving forward with implementing parts of the federal health care law after an election that provided clarity on the federal level but uncertainty in the state Legislature about the political future of the controversial legislation.

Arkansas House Flip: GOP Holds for 1st Time Since 1874

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 2:39 pm

Republicans will control the Arkansas House next year after taking a majority of seats for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Senators Elect Michael Lamoureux As Leader

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 12:58 pm

The Arkansas Senate has elected Republican Sen. Michael Lamoureux as its next president after the GOP won control of the chamber for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Senators Meet to Elect New President

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/8/2012 8:04 am

The Arkansas Senate is meeting to elect a new president and committee chairmen two days after an election in which Republicans won control of the upper chamber for the first time since Reconstruction.

Arkansas Democrats, Republicans Seek Consensus in State Legislature

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/7/2012 2:21 pm

Republicans and Democrats in the Arkansas Legislature vowed Wednesday to find common ground on tax cuts, Medicaid's future and other divisive issues, a day after voters handed the GOP control of the state Senate for the first time since Reconstruction but left the balance of power in the House up in the air.

GOP Majority in Arkansas Could Alter Mike Beebe's Plans

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/1/2012 2:25 pm

Republicans in Arkansas, who are increasingly confident they will take control of the Legislature next year, could be in a position to alter the plans of a Democratic governor who's enjoyed a string of victories at the Statehouse over the past several years.