2 in GOP pitch plan to skip Medicaid cuts

Posted: January 8, 2013 at 12:04 a.m.

Incoming Senate President Michael Lamoureux (front) answers a reporter’s question Monday during a meeting at the state Capitol in Little Rock, while incoming House Speaker Davy Carter (left) listens.

House Speaker-designee Davy Carter and incoming Senate President Michael Lamoureux said Monday that they don’t expect the new Republican-controlled Legislature to make any cuts to Medicaid programs in 2013.

Beebe, Carter, Lamoureux preview legislative session

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe, along with senator Mike Lamareaux and Davy Carter, Speaker of the House of Representatives, preview the upcoming Arkansas Legislative Session. Among the list of important topics: Medicaid, budget cuts and educational improvements. (By David Harten)
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Gov. Mike Beebe and state Department of Human Services officials said any problems with the Medicaid program will be fixed but nothing “systemic” need...

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