Nevada County Picayune-Times - Prescott, AR

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Updated Apr 23, 2014 at 11:09 AM

State Representative Brent Talley, D-McCaskill, now knows what it feels like to be responsible for $5 billion.

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 10:50 AM

From cooking classes and cook-offs to festivals and writing workshops, 13 Arkansas communities are hosting 15 programs and activities to celebrate Arkansas Heritage Month. These activities are being funded with grants from the Department of Arkansas...

Updated Apr 22, 2014 at 10:45 AM

A former state senator has been re-appointed to a state commission that had the bulk of its funding raided in the 2013 legislative session and is currently on fiscal life support.

Updated Apr 2, 2014 at 2:01 PM

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...

Updated Mar 10, 2014 at 2:13 PM

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...

Updated Mar 3, 2014 at 2:05 PM

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...

Updated Feb 27, 2014 at 11:32 AM

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.

Updated Feb 26, 2014 at 1:17 PM

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...

Updated Feb 21, 2014 at 2:54 PM

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...

Updated Feb 3, 2014 at 4:33 PM

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.

Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 10:44 AM

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.

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