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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.

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.