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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...

GOP nominee got 2 home tax credits

Hutchinson repays 3 years’ worth

Subscriber onlyRepublican gubernatorial nominee Asa Hutchinson took a homestead property tax credit that he wasn't entitled to in Pulaski County, repaying some of the money shortly before he said he intended to run for governor. Continue reading...

Pryor, Boozman say politics aside, they are good friends

Two conclude it’s better for Arkansas if they work together

Subscriber onlyOn an oddly cool summer evening recently, U.S. Sens. Mark Pryor and John Boozman stood on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and laughed as their staffs taunted each other over who was to blame for hitting a tourist with a softball. Continue reading...

4 Arkansas teens digest D.C. ways

Boys, Girls Nation delegates go to Hill; president on agenda

Subscriber onlyFour Arkansas teens traveled to the nation's capital last week for a crash course in politics that included a day on Capitol Hill and a chance to meet President Barack Obama. Continue reading...

Cotton announces vets coalition, slams Pryor

Subscriber onlyRepublican congressman and U.S. Senate candidate Tom Cotton met with supporters in Little Rock on Saturday to announce his campaign's Veterans for Cotton Coalition and to question Democratic opponent Sen. Mark Pryor's commitment to veterans. 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...

Municipal candidates in Saline County file

Subscriber onlyThree people filed as candidates for Haskell mayor Friday, the first day of the municipal filing period in Saline County. Continue reading...

Pryor announces three-part jobs legislation at Port of LR

Subscriber onlyDemocratic U.S. Sen. Mark Pryor revealed a three-prong job legislation proposal Friday at a news conference held at the Little Rock Port. Continue reading...

Hopefuls declare for municipal seats

Subscriber onlyA Maumelle city alderman and Cammack Village's city attorney each filed for different elected positions Friday, the first day for municipal candidate filings in those cities. Continue reading...

Reed resigns Capitol position

Details few from secretary of state

Subscriber onlySecretary of State Mark Martin's internal communications manager, Alex Reed, has stepped down, nearly three months after he resigned from the Pulaski County Election Commission and was removed as campaign treasurer for Republican congressional candidate Ann Clemmer. Continue reading...

Cotton, Pryor invited to televised debate in Fayetteville

The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce has invited U.S. Senate candidates Mark Pryor and Tom Cotton to participate in a televised debate in October. Continue reading...

Plans bigger cybercrimes unit, with same funds, Rutledge says

Subscriber onlyRepublican attorney general candidate Leslie Rutledge said Wednesday that she plans to expand the office's cybercrimes unit without requesting additional funding. Continue reading...

Finance reports are filed in races

Ross raises more than Hutchinson

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross outraised his Republican opponent by $54,000 in June, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday with the secretary of state's office. Continue reading...

Bauxite chief asks alderman to resign

Residence rule broken, he says

Subscriber onlyBauxite Mayor Johnny McMahan is calling for the resignation of a town alderman who he said does not live in the city limits. Continue reading...

Ross unveils plan for crime reduction

Longer prison terms, more probation and parole hires among features

Subscriber onlyDemocratic gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross said Tuesday that he wants tougher sentences for repeat and violent offenders, additional hiring of probation and parole officers and increased spending to combat child abuse and domestic violence. Continue reading...

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