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David Sanders said he will file a bill in the 2015 session to authorize application for an “innovation waiver.”

Senator to pursue new waiver for health care innovation

Jul 17, 2014 10:35am

A state senator says he plans to file legislation next year that would authorize Arkansas to seek a federal waiver to allow innovations on health care coverage that could go far beyond what the...

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Beebe vetoes sand tax exemption

Mar 19, 2014 5:42pm

Gov. Mike Beebe on Monday used his line-item veto power to veto a section of a budget bill that would exempt the sand used in oil and gas drilling from the state’s sales tax.

The House and...

State House OKs private option

Mar 05, 2014 6:12pm

The state House on Tuesday voted 76-24 to approve a new round of funding for the so-called private option, resolving the issue that has dominated the fiscal session

The Senate passed the...

Campaign filing ends with 412 candidates

Mar 05, 2014 6:12pm

The week-long filing period ended Monday for political candidates this election season with 19 people filing before the noon deadline, including candidates for congress and state treasurer.


McDaniel: New law offers no cure period in absentee voting

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

Attorney General Dustin McDaniel said Monday in an advisory opinion that he could find nothing in Arkansas’ new voter ID law that allows for a cure period for absentee voters who fail to submit ID...

Enrollment numbers released by DHS

Feb 12, 2014 6:51pm

The latest county-level review of Private Option data shows enrollment continues to increase in every Arkansas county, with hundreds, and in many cases thousands, of people in each county now...

Shoffner seeks separate trials

Feb 12, 2014 6:50pm

Former state Treasurer Martha Shoffner asked a federal judge Monday for a separate trial on 10 counts of mail fraud that were filed against her last week.

“While mail fraud is a federal...

Battle still brews over health care

Feb 05, 2014 6:29pm

Gov. Mike Beebe was extolling the benefits of the so-called private option for expanding health insurance coverage last week when a reporter asked him why winning legislative support for the...

Arkansas fourth-graders lag in reading

Feb 05, 2014 6:19pm

Nearly seven out of 10 Arkansas fourth-graders do not read at a proficient level, according to a new study by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

According to “Early Reading Proficiency in the...

Firefighters’ monument dedication set for March

Jan 29, 2014 2:18pm

George Curlin of Pine Bluff has seen his son’s name etched on memorials honoring fallen firefighters in Colorado and

Maryland, and he’s looking forward to seeing it a little closer to home...

Burn ban spreads to 50 counties

Jan 29, 2014 2:20pm

Burns bans are now in effect in 50 counties and outdoor burning is strongly discouraged across the state, the Arkansas Forestry Commission said Monday.

The commission said 48 wildfires...

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