Southwest Arkansas legislators suggest that the so-called “private option” Medicaid expansion attached to the federal Affordable Care Act has a decent chance of surviving in the 2015 general assembly now that it has been renewed for another year; but, for distinctly different reasons.
While potential cuts to higher education funding never occurred, and the Arkansas House of Representatives resolved a fight over federally funded Medicaid money this week, University of Arkansas Community College at Hope Chancellor Chris Thomason...
The Arkansas House of Representatives leadership sought to make one more “horse trade” on the so-called Medicaid “private option” last week, the impact of which wasn't known at press time today; but, some legislative...
It's officially a horse race with all three announced Democrat and Republican candidates having filed for office in the race to succeed Governor Mike Beebe, including a Southwest Arkansas native son, but the betting is focused on two of the three.
Arkansas Democrats have been quiet about it, choosing to display calm assurance over partisan rancor, as the danger for Arkansas Republicans grows with each failure to pass the reauthorization of the Medicaid “private option” in the...
Whether justified or not, the optimism which two local legislators are expressing regarding the passage of the so-called “private option” funding mechanism for Arkansas Medicaid only magnifies the legislative turmoil in Little Rock which...
With the problem of a potentially rogue lieutenant governor out of the way, Southwest Arkansas lawmakers remained in a quandary as the 2014 fiscal legislative session looms in one week.
Second of two parts.While Arkansans have supported major improvements to state and interstate highways, the funding mechanism for the daily work on the state's roads is grinding to a standstill.
First of two parts.The results of two voter-approved highway initiatives are beginning to evident in Southwest Arkansas the new District Three Engineer for the Arkansas Highways and Transportation Department told Rotarians here recently.
Southwest Arkansas legislators are going into next month's fiscal legislative session with more than Governor Mike Beebe's $5 billion budget proposal on their minds.
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