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Asa Hutchinson: Don't Give Up on Changes to Health Law

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 7/18/2017 4:06 pm

Congress shouldn't give up on finding ways to change the federal health overhaul in an approach that can win bipartisan support despite the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the 2010 law, Gov. Asa Hutchinson says. "I think you've got to be able to pull people together from both sides of the aisle and say we're going to have a bipartisan solution here to set the path for the future."

Trump Blasts Congress Over Failure of GOP Health Care Bill

by Associated Press 7/18/2017 11:50 am

President Donald Trump blasted congressional Democrats and "a few Republicans" Tuesday over the collapse of the GOP effort to rewrite the Obama health care law.

The M in STEM (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 6/12/2017 12:00 am

Why can't we include accounting in our definition of STEM?

Governors Work Senate As Power Brokers in Obamacare Repeal

by Yasmeen Abutaleb, Reuters 5/17/2017 7:07 am

A group of about a dozen Republican governors is pushing for its own set of national health care reforms, flexing its considerable muscle in the national debate over the future of Obamacare as the U.S. Senate begins writing its bill.

PACE Financing Under Fire From Tom Cotton

by Kyle Massey 5/1/2017 12:00 am

Pulaski County Judge Barry Hyde calls PACE financing a home run, something that makes "a lot of sense to a lot of people." U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton calls PACE a scam to "trick seniors into taking out high-interest loans for 20 years, along with liens on their homes."

Aristotle Exec on Broadband Mission to Washington

by Kyle Massey 4/7/2017 2:12 pm

Elizabeth Bowles will be on a mission April 21 when she flies to Washington, D.C., as a newly minted member of the federal Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. She’s demanding technological equality for rural people.

Help Wanted: Cotton Immigration Measure Can Be Improved, Zook Says

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

While Randy Zook, CEO of the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, applauds the RAISE bill’s reform of the family reunification preference, he does not believe the proposal actually meets the needs of the economy.

Arkansas Industry Leaders Say Temporary Workers in Short Supply

by Gwen Moritz 4/3/2017 12:00 am

The RAISE Act that U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton introduced in February would slash permanent legal immigration, but it doesn’t address at all the immigration issue that may be most pressing back home in Arkansas: temporary workers.

GOP Senator Tom Cotton Complicates Trump, Ryan Efforts on Health Care

by Erica Werner and Kevin Freking, The Associated Press 3/17/2017 7:46 am

One of the loudest critics of GOP health legislation is not a Democrat or even a conservative rebel, but a Republican loyalist and staunch defender of President Donald Trump.

Bill Targets Clean Line, Contrasting With Trump's Zeal for Infrastructure

by Kyle Massey 3/7/2017 9:30 am

Arkansas' congressional delegation backs a bill that would halt the $2 billion Clean Line project.

All Theater, Except For... (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 2/27/2017 12:00 am

Tom Cotton, our junior U.S. senator, gamely faced a couple of thousand constituents in Springdale last week in a bit of political theater that was irresistible to the national news networks.

US Senate Confirms DeVos as Education Secretary

by Associated Press 2/7/2017 11:34 am

The Senate has confirmed school choice activist Betsy DeVos as Education secretary, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a 50-50 tie.

Paul Ryan: GOP Will Work on Repealing, Replacing Health Law

by Associated Press 1/10/2017 11:15 am

At least six GOP senators — including Arkansas' Tom Cotton — have expressed qualms about repeal without having a substitute - something Republicans have failed for years to produce.

Energy Sector In Arkansas Expects Shift Under Trump, Not Upheaval

by Kyle Massey 1/9/2017 12:00 am

An oil- and coal-friendly Trump administration is taking power in Washington, promising a real shake-up. Still, Arkansas energy observers caution against expecting a huge shift.

On MSNBC, Fox Business, Cotton and Hutchinson Talk Health Care Reform

by Lance Turner 1/4/2017 8:18 am

Appearing on MSNBC and Fox Business, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Gov. Asa Hutchinson weigh in on the GOP's goal of repealing Obamacare.

Arkansas Republicans Eye New Clout Under Trump (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/28/2016 6:54 am

For the first time since their takeover of Arkansas' statewide and federal offices, the state's Republicans will also see their party in control of the White House and Congress next year. They're hoping that translates into new clout for the state.

Arkansas' Deep Red Shift Poses New Questions (Andrew DeMillo Analysis)

by Andrew DeMillo, The Associated Press 11/14/2016 6:56 am

If it wasn't already clear, Tuesday night sealed it: Arkansas is no longer Clinton country.

Clean Line Meets Resistance from Arkansas Lawmakers

by Kyle Massey 9/26/2016 12:00 am

Despite the promise of jobs and clean wind energy for Arkansas, the Clean Line has met resistance in court and from the state’s entire congressional delegation.

Magellan Marks Open of 210-Mile Pipeline Extension

by Kyle Massey 8/10/2016 11:58 am

Magellan Midstream Partners LP has officially opened 210-mile extension of a petroleum products pipeline from Fort Smith to North Little Rock.

Tom Cotton Suggests Donald Trump Apologize to Dead Soldiers' Family

by Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press 8/3/2016 6:54 am

U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton said Tuesday Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump should apologize for criticizing the parents of an American soldier killed by a roadside bomb 12 years ago.

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