About: Steve Brawner

Steve Brawner is a freelance journalist and contributor to Talk Business & Politics. He is also a syndicated columnist in 10 Arkansas newspapers. You can email him at brawnersteve@mac.com or follow him on Twitter: @SteveBrawner.

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Number Of Private Option Enrollees Climbs

The number of enrollees in the Medicaid private option reached 218,376 at the end of June, an increase of about  Continue Reading »

Legislators Told Arkansas Still Needs State Exchange

Arkansas should continue its efforts to establish a state-based insurance exchange, the executive director of the state’s Health Insurance Marketplace said, even though a recent Supreme Court ruling makes it less necessary to do so.

Gov. Hutchinson: No Discretion For County Clerks On Gay Marriage Licenses

County clerks do not have discretion when it comes to issuing same-sex marriage licenses, Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Monday. Hutchinson  Continue Reading »

Arkansas, Vietnamese Province Sign Trade Memo

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a memorandum of understanding with Vietnam’s Dong Nai Province Monday, a day before the province was  Continue Reading »

U.S. Chamber Executive: Raise Gas Tax For Roads

The federal government should spend more money on highways, and the best way to do that in the short term is by raising the gas tax, a U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive says.

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