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States talk Medicaid growth

Arkansas among presenters at legislative conference

Subscriber onlyLegislators from across the South squeezed into a small ballroom at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Little Rock on Sunday to hear how three states, including Arkansas, approached their Medicaid expansion plans. Continue reading...

Southern lawmakers drop their bags in LR

Subscriber onlyVirginia state Sen. L. Louise Lucas has plenty she wants to do this weekend in Little Rock: see the state Capitol, visit the Clinton Presidential Center and figure out how to help her state solve its Medicaid expansion problem. Continue reading...

Panel hears lawyers in suing-Obama case

Subscriber onlyA planned House Republican lawsuit against President Barack Obama is justified because his actions carrying out his health care law dangerously exceed his powers, constitutional lawyers backing the litigation told lawmakers Wednesday. Continue reading...

Senate rejects birth-control proposal

Plan required contraception coverage despite employer’s religious beliefs

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Senate turned back a Democratic proposal requiring for-profit companies to provide workers with insurance coverage for birth control even if the employer has religious objections. Continue reading...

Warren, Biden sounding like candidates

Subscriber onlyU.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., told a group of young Democrats on Wednesday that the political system is "rigged" by powerful lobbyists and the wealthy, and made an impassioned case for reducing burdensome student loans. And Vice President Joe Biden said he had been on the front lines of debates over income inequality, climate change and gay marriage. Continue reading...

GOP group favors border troops

It also urges speedy return of youths to Central America

Subscriber onlyHouse Republicans announced Tuesday that they will recommend dispatching the National Guard to the Texas border and speeding the return of Central American youths in response to the immigration crisis. Continue reading...

LR exec’s $500,000 in Koch PAC’s pot

Mountaire CEO: Fears for freedoms

Subscriber only A new super political action committee connected to David and Charles Koch reported one donation — of $500,000 — in its first two weeks of operation. Continue reading...