Medicaid expansion gets nod as Arkansas House passes $8.2B spending bill

Posted: March 8, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.
Updated: March 8, 2018 at 1:42 p.m.

Rep. Lane Jean asks fellow House members if they have questions about the state Medical Services Division appropriation before Wednesday’s vote.

After months of uncertainty, the Arkansas House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a measure giving spending authority of $8.2 billion to the state Division of Medical Services and clearing the way for the continuance of the state's Medicaid expansion in the coming fiscal year.

Rep. Kim Hendren (bottom left, leaning back) joins his colleagues in a laugh Wednesday in the House chamber after a remark by Rep. John Walker (standi...

Sen. Trent Garner gets his necktie out Wednesday after being “reprimanded” for not conforming to the Senate dress code.

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