Tagged: Jim Hendren

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 >

Stephanie Flowers: 'God Will Judge Me'

Stephanie Flowers: 'God Will Judge Me'

An Arkansas state senator who angrily repudiated her senate judiciary colleagues when the committee voted to limit public debate on a gun rights bill has said she stands by her words and won't apologize for her passion. read more >

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Arkansas' Highways to Nowhere

Transportation

Arkansas needs hundreds of millions more dollars to adequately maintain current roads and bridges and keep up with future needs. The last new money the state dug up for Arkansas highways was $50 million the governor scraped together in 2016 from existing sources. read more >

Asa Hutchinson, Lawmakers Hope for Highway Funding Fix

Asa Hutchinson, Lawmakers Hope for Highway Funding Fix

Transportation

Arkansas' Republican governor and legislative leaders say they're hopeful they can find a highway funding solution that's been elusive in recent years. But the two main ideas — raising taxes or tapping into existing tax revenue — still face significant hurdles. read more >

Neither a Borrower nor A Lender Be (Editorial)

Neither a Borrower nor A Lender Be (Editorial)

OpinionBanking & FinanceLegal

Although no state law appears to forbid lawmakers from lending money to each other, taxpayers should not have to worry whether legislators have leverage over or obligations to each other that might influence their votes. read more >

Welcome and Overdue (Editorial)

Welcome and Overdue (Editorial)

Opinion

During what can generously be described as a discouraging year for the image of Arkansas legislators, the president-elect of the state Senate has taken a praiseworthy step toward transparency and accountability. read more >

Some Things We Know (Editorial)

Some Things We Know (Editorial)

OpinionHealth Care

Legislative leaders apparently think that one can be elected to the highest deliberative body in Arkansas government and not know that ethics — as in having some — are good. read more >