Legislative leaders see broadband expansion as crucial for education and economic development, predict a revenue-neutral solution to highway funding, and say reforms to health care – not a name change – will drive the direction of that debate.
Among those wishing for rainfall, well, get ready. AccuWeather is reporting that Arkansas and several other south central U.S. states could see “catastrophic flooding” beginning as early as Friday and continuing into early next week.
The Arkansas Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed with Arkansas officials that a lower court was wrong to halt executions, but upheld a stay of executions pending the outcome of ongoing litigation in the Pulaski County Circuit Court.
Second District Congressman French Hill (R-Little Rock) said the void in House leadership from the unexpected departure of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) could be filled by an existing GOP committee chairman.
The decision by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., on Thursday to drop out of the Speaker’s race capped a big week on Capitol Hill in which lawmakers also marked a key milestone in the state’s history as well.
Ending the private option would cost the state as much as $438 million between 2017-2021, with the biggest effect coming sooner rather than later, according to a consultant’s report released on Wednesday.
Fresh off the return of an Arkansas delegation to Cuba, Cong. Rick Crawford filed a bill that would seek to modify the prohibition on U.S. assistance and financing for certain exports to the communist island country.
The owners of Talk Business & Politics and The City Wire have agreed to merge their two media companies into a new entity that will become a statewide platform providing reporting and analysis on business and political news.
Coverage so far has ended for 60,348 Arkansans served by the private option and traditional Medicaid, but of those, 11,292 had their coverage reinstated after it was determined they were eligible. What’s next?