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Stories with organization: Arkansas State General Assembly
  • Attempt to restrict use of welfare benefits stalls 
    Updated: Apr-28-16 5:37 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - An attempt in Arkansas to limit how welfare recipients can spend their benefits has stalled before a legislative panel.

  • Attempt to boost Arkansas pre-kindergarten funding rejected 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 6:35 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - A legislative panel on Wednesday rejected a proposed $10 million funding increase for Arkansas' pre-kindergarten program, and a top lawmaker said he was hopeful money cut from the state's libraries last year would be restored.

  • Arkansas Senate upholds governor on keeping Medicaid plan 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 5:46 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson's decision to keep the state's first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion was upheld Tuesday by the state Senate, which rejected an attempt to override his veto of a budget measure that would have ended the subsidized insurance.

  • Carlson to headline fundraiser for Arkansas Republicans 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 12:19 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Political writer and commentator Tucker Carlson is headlining a fundraiser for the Arkansas Republican Party next month.

  • Arkansas lawmakers focus on budget after Medicaid fight 
    Updated: Apr-24-16 12:41 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With the impasse over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion resolved for now, Arkansas lawmakers this week are shifting their focus to the rest of the $5.3 billion budget for the coming year.

  • Analysis: Fights still ahead on Arkansas Medicaid plan 
    Updated: Apr-23-16 10:08 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - With a byzantine end-it-to-save-it maneuver, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson put his imprint on the hybrid Medicaid expansion he inherited and effectively saved the subsidized insurance program. But there's little guarantee that the Republican governor and legislative leaders won't face the type of budget shutdown fight that's accompanied the program since its inception.

  • Arkansas GOP governor uses veto to save Medicaid program story has photos
    Updated: Apr-21-16 6:30 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Thursday effectively saved Arkansas' first-in-the-nation hybrid Medicaid expansion by voiding part of a budget bill that would have ended the subsidized insurance for more than 250,000 poor people.

  • The Latest: Hutchinson uses veto to save Medicaid program 
    Updated: Apr-21-16 5:28 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Latest on the effort to preserve Arkansas' hybrid Medicaid program expansion (all times local):

  • Stall on appropriations bill ends with Medicaid compromise 
    Updated: Apr-20-16 3:14 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas House has passed a bill authorizing reimbursements for court officials and members of the Legislature for their travel expenses in the next fiscal year.

  • A look at budget impasse over Arkansas Medicaid plan 
    Updated: Apr-17-16 10:47 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas lawmakers return to the Capitol this week hoping to resolve a budget standoff over the future of the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion and a host of other programs for the poor and disabled.

  • The Latest: Speaker says recess possible if Medicaid stalls 
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:47 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Latest on the beginning of the legislative session focusing on Arkansas' budget (all times local):

  • Boozman: $800,000 raised during quarter for re-election bid 
    Updated: Apr-12-16 7:06 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Sen. John Boozman raised more than $800,000 in the first three months of the year, more than double the amount brought in by Democratic challenger Conner Eldridge, numbers released by the campaigns Tuesday showed.

  • Arkansas lawmakers return to Capitol, with focus on budget 
    Updated: Apr-10-16 10:34 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Days after wrapping up a session focused on the state's hybrid Medicaid expansion, Arkansas lawmakers are meeting again to tackle the state's budget and a renewed fight over the program that is covering thousands of low-income residents.

  • Boozman: Still opposed to filling court seat despite meeting 
    Updated: Apr-01-16 5:16 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Republican Sen. John Boozman said Friday he remains opposed to filling the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court this year, despite plans to meet with President Barack Obama's pick for the high court next week.

  • Black caucus tables vote on ending King-Lee day in Arkansas 
    Updated: Mar-29-16 6:06 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Black lawmakers held off Tuesday on saying whether they'll support an effort to end Arkansas' practice of honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee on the same day, asking for more details on how such a move would be carried out.