Tagged: Jason Rapert

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

Arkansas Floods Force New Look at Old Levees

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The historic spring flooding in Arkansas caused at least $100 million in damage. Now comes the re-evaluation of Arkansas’ long-neglected levee system, which will surely seek to address at least two big public policy questions: Who should be responsible for the levees? Who should pay for their maintenance? read more >

Stop Payday Lending – Again (Editorial)

Stop Payday Lending – Again (Editorial)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegal

Arkansans have repeatedly affirmed at the ballot box that they oppose predatory lending, but two state legislators are trying to make it easier for predatory lenders to operate. read more >

Opponents Urge Panel to Block Ten Commandments Plan

Opponents Urge Panel to Block Ten Commandments Plan

Legal

Opponents of an effort to build a Ten Commandments monument near Arkansas' Capitol urged a panel to reject the statue on grounds that it could bring lawsuits, while the lawmaker behind the display said Wednesday that the only decision remaining is where to install it. read more >

Arkansas House, Senate Panels OK Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

Arkansas House, Senate Panels OK Hybrid Medicaid Expansion

Health Care

Arkansas House and Senate committees advanced Gov. Asa Hutchinson's proposal to keep the hybrid Medicaid expansion. But opponents said they didn't believe the state or federal government could afford the expanded coverage. The House and Senate are expected to take up the plan on Thursday. read more >