Tagged: Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

Arkansas Bill Banning 'Sanctuary' Cities Fails In Committee

Legal

A proposal to prohibit Arkansas cities from refusing to cooperate with federal immigration authorities failed before a House committee on Monday after the state's Republican governor said he wanted the legislation changed to ensure it wouldn't open the door to racial profiling. read more >

AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to Pledger

AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to Pledger

Whispers

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission has issued an ultimatum to its nonprofit counterpart, the fundraising AETN Foundation: Get on board with Executive Director Courtney Pledger or else. read more >

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

Looking On the Bright Side (Editorial)

OpinionHealth CareTechnology & Telecom

Those in positions of authority are sometimes advised to praise the behaviors they want to see more often. To that end, as voters we aim to please. read more >

Arkansas Lawmakers Weigh Monument Protection Bill

Arkansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal to remove or alter any military or historical monument on public property, including those honoring the Confederacy, unless a state commission agrees to the changes. read more >

Arkansas House Votes 75-18 to Keep Medicaid Plan

Arkansas House Votes 75-18 to Keep Medicaid Plan

Health Care

Arkansas lawmakers have voted to keep the state's Medicaid expansion another year, days after the program's future appeared in limbo following a court decision blocking the state from enforcing a work requirement. read more >

Arkansas Urges Appeal to Restore Medicaid Work Rules

Arkansas Urges Appeal to Restore Medicaid Work Rules

Health Care

Gov. Asa Hutchinson, whose state is at the center of the fight over work requirements for Medicaid recipients, says he wants to fight a judge's ruling blocking those rules, while Republicans elsewhere are trying to determine the decision's effect on their state. read more >

Arkansas Bill Would Allow In-State Tuition for Immigrants

Arkansas Bill Would Allow In-State Tuition for Immigrants

A proposal to extend in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities to some immigrant students is advancing in the Arkansas Legislature after past efforts faltered, including a high-profile push by former Republican presidential hopeful and ex-Gov. Mike Huckabee. read more >

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Highway Funding Plan Hurts Poor, Critic Says

Transportation

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has signed legislation that will raise an estimated $95 million annually for the state’s highways, but a public policy group says the sales tax portion is too regressive. read more >