89th General Assembly

Mike Beebe Welcomes 'Home Crowd' at Political Animals Club

by Mark Carter 1/16/2013 01:33 pm

The governor's appearance at the first Political Animals Club meeting of 2013 Wednesday at the Governor's Mansion was at times an exercise in popular culture -- Beebe indeed is a rock star in this state.

Tracking Gov. Mike Beebe's Billion-Dollar Mystery Project

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 02:55 pm

So the hunt begins. What is the mystery project Gov. Mike Beebe hinted at in his State of the State Address today?

Here's the Full Transcript of Gov. Mike Beebe's State of the State Address

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2013 01:38 pm

The full transcript of Gov. Mike Beebe's State of the State speech, delivered Jan. 15 to a joint session of the Arkansas Legislature. Beebe urges an expansion of Medicaid and says his top priorities remain education and economic development.

In State of the State, Mike Beebe Urges GOP-Led Legislature to Expand Medicaid

by Andrew DeMillo 1/15/2013 12:37 pm

Gov. Mike Beebe urged skeptical Republicans to not sacrifice Arkansas' share of federal dollars by rejecting an expansion of its Medicaid program, saying in his final "state of the state" address Tuesday that doing so would jeopardize the health of their neighbors back home.

Video: Watch Davy Carter's Opening Day Speech as House Speaker

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/15/2013 08:41 am

Full video of House Speaker Davy Carter, who addressed 100 newly sworn-in House members on the first day of the state Legislature.

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.

Video: Warwick Sabin, Bruce Westerman Talk Medicaid, Education, Working Together

by Lance Turner 1/15/2013 07:54 am

In this video, Rep. Warwick Sabin, D-Little Rock, chairman of the House freshman caucus, and Rep. Bruce Westerman, R-Hot Springs, House majority leader, talk to THV 11 News about the 89th General Assembly and the opportunities -- and debates -- ahead.

Mike Beebe: No Big Surprises in State of the State Speech

by Andrew DeMillo 1/14/2013 01:29 pm

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe says there won't be any major surprises in his address to the Arkansas Legislature as it begins this year's session. Beebe says his speech to the House and Senate will focus on the top issues such as Medicaid, tax cuts and his $4.9 billion budget proposal.

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.

Davy Carter Leaving Job at Centennial Bank

by Lance Turner 1/10/2013 11:31 am

Davy Carter of Cabot, Speaker of the House of the state Legislature, says he's leaving his job at Centennial Bank, a subsidiary of Home BancShares Inc. of Conway.

Video: Davy Carter and Michael Lamoureux on Gov. Mike Beebe

by Lance Turner 1/7/2013 04:34 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.

The 89th General Assembly: Complete List of House, Senate Members

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/7/2013 12:00 am

The complete list of the 89th General Assembly, including all state House and Senate members.