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Conway Chiropractic Duo Working To Resolve Complaints

by Mark Friedman 3/24/2014 12:00 am

Keith and Natalie Currie, a husband-and-wife chiropractor team in Conway, hope to end their five-year battle with the Arkansas State Board of Chiropractic Examiners next month.

Mike Beebe Vetoes Tax Exemption for Drilling Sand

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 3/17/2014 09:45 am

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed a $5 million tax exemption for the sand used in natural gas drilling on Monday, saying it was unconstitutional for the Legislature to include the tax break in a state agency's budget bill.

Larry Teague Warns Private Option at Risk

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/12/2014 10:20 am

A state Senate leader warned colleagues on Tuesday that Arkansas' compromise Medicaid expansion was at risk, as lawmakers tried to map out a timeline for deciding the future of the health care program.

Lawmakers Back Keeping Arkansas Lieutenant Governor's Office Open

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/13/2014 01:53 pm

With Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr stepping down next month over ethics violations, legislative leaders say there's growing support to change the law to keep his office vacant and avoid a special election to fill the post for just a few months.

Mark Darr to Resign; Says He'll Leave Office Feb. 1

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/10/2014 10:40 pm

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr says he will leave office Feb. 1, giving in to pressure from Democrats and fellow Republicans who said his impeachment was inevitable over ethics violations tied to his campaign and office spending.

Unknowns Abound in How to Impeach Mark Darr

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 1/9/2014 09:20 am

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Mark Darr's impeachment over an ethics scandal may be "inevitable" unless he resigns, in the words of a fellow Republican. But before legislators could impeach Darr, they'd have to write the rules for the process, which Arkansas hasn't used in more than 140 years.

Big River Steel Proposal Gains Traction in Legislature

by Michael Stratford, The Associated Press 4/1/2013 10:14 am

Gov. Mike Beebe's plan to provide $125 million in state financing to help a new company build a steel mill in Mississippi County is gaining bipartisan support among legislators. But some conservatives still object to having the government help fund one of Arkansas' largest economic development projects.

Michael Lamoureux Hopes to Reach Deal Soon on Tax Cuts

by Mark Carter 4/1/2013 12:00 am

In this Exec Q&A, we visit with state Sen. Michael Lamoureux, who talks about working with Gov. Mike Beebe, tax cuts and his thoughts on using incentives to lure "super projects."

Social Issues Take Center Stage in Arkansas Legislature (AP Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 2/24/2013 05:26 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 07:25 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 05:08 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.

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 04:39 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 08:34 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.

The Focus Is On Medicaid as Legislative Session Begins Today

by Andrew DeMillo 1/14/2013 07:33 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 02:11 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.