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Brenda Blagg

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Governor faces GOP trouble

Gov. Asa Hutchinson couldn't even get his budget plan announced before some Republicans in the Legislature were undermining his proposal. Continue reading...

Between the lines: 'Private option' deal not done

Hutchinson keeps ‘private option’ but lawmakers will have their say

Bottom line: Arkansas' "private option" plan for Medicaid expansion may continue through 2016. Continue reading...

Between the lines: Collins takes aim, again, at universities

Fayetteville lawmaker pushes right to carry weapon on campus

Allowing concealed-carry weapons on campus was a bad idea in 2013. It is just as bad an idea now. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: A call (or text) to action

The Washington County Quorum Court got off to a bad start Thursday. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Hutchison Takes The Reins

New governor set to focus on arkansas’ economics

And so it begins, this historic session of the Arkansas General Assembly, complete with Republicans in control of both chambers and Republican Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the helm of state government. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Is State Highway Funding On Road To No Where?

Motorists in Arkansas pay for the poor condition of state roads. Or, so says a recent report from a data-gathering organization called TRIP. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: What's Beebe's Future?

Gov. Mike Beebe is presumably down to his last days in public office. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Open Meetings, Records Serve All

Subscriber onlyWith this week's swearing in of newly elected officials, it is as good a time as any to remind them -- and the people they serve -- of their obligations to open government. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: Time For Campaigners To Become Leaders

Subscriber onlyYear's end comes with great anticipation for some and no small amount of trepidation for others. Continue reading...

Between The Lines: All Lives Matter, Don't They?

Subscriber onlyChristmas finds a lot of Americans with heavy hearts. Continue reading...

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