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Arkansas governor says U.S. OKs modified Medicaid expansion

LITTLE ROCK — Gov. Asa Hutchinson says federal officials have approved a number of changes Arkansas wishes to make in a Medicaid expansion program known as "Arkansas Works." Continue reading...

5 named to committee to oversee medical marijuana in Arkansas

Gov. Asa Hutchinson and state lawmakers announced five people who will sit on a committee to oversee medical marijuana regulation after Arkansans voted to legalize it in November. Continue reading...

Cotton joins in call for Trump scrutiny

He, S.C. lawmaker proclaim desire for Congress to take back its power

Subscriber onlyTwo Republican lawmakers are calling on their colleagues to maintain aggressive congressional oversight of Donald Trump's administration next year even though the new president is a member of their political party, which controls Capitol Hill. Continue reading...

Veterans bills praised by Boozman, Cotton

Subscriber onlyArkansas' U.S. senators on Tuesday praised the passage of two separate U.S. House of Representative bills that aim to benefit veterans. Continue reading...

House chief of staff retiring this month

Subscriber onlyThe state House of Representatives' chief of staff, Robert Dale, is retiring at the end of December, Dale said last week. Continue reading...

Arkansas lawmaker files bill to restrict method used to end pregnancies in 2nd trimester

The Arkansas lawmaker who crafted the state's post-20 week ban on abortions filed a bill Monday to restrict a method used to terminate pregnancies of women in their second trimester. Continue reading...

POLL: Bill filed to push seat belts on Arkansas school buses

Legislator’s proposal would let voters petition districts to add rule, tax to cover cost

Subscriber onlyBack when he was 17, state Rep. Mark McElroy says, he was once hired to drive a school bus carrying cheerleaders from his native McGehee up the winding, ice-covered Pig Trail to Fayetteville. Continue reading...

State GOP focuses on gains, unity

Party committee re-elects chief in post-election meeting

Subscriber onlyBENTON — Arkansas Republicans started their state committee meeting Saturday with applause for President-elect Donald Trump, but their main focus was on gains made for the party at the state and local level. Continue reading...

Washington news in brief

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State GOP focuses on gains, unity

Party committee re-elects chief in post-election meeting

Subscriber onlyArkansas Republicans started their state committee meeting Saturday with applause for President-elect Donald Trump, but their main focus was on gains made for the party at the state and local level. Continue reading...

Bill seeks to limit annexation powers

Lawmaker says Spa City abusing them, pitches special-election requirement

Subscriber onlyState Rep. Bruce Cozart, R-Hot Springs, has filed a bill to limit annexation legislation that he's said the city of Hot Springs is using as a "land grab," a consequence he didn't foresee when he voted for the law last year. Continue reading...

Legislator introduces law enforcement bills

Subscriber onlyAn Arkansas senator introduced a pair of law enforcement-related bills Friday that are similar to laws under consideration in other states. Continue reading...

After Trump win, abortion opponents push for new limits in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK — Buoyed by Republicans' expanded majorities in the Legislature and Donald Trump's presidential victory, abortion opponents in Arkansas are pushing for bans on a commonly used second trimester procedure, terminating a pregnancy based on the fetus' sex and other restrictions next year. Continue reading...

In Arkansas runoffs, sheriffs, county exec picked

Officials selected in ’16’s last elections

Subscriber onlyVoters elected two new sheriffs and a county judge along with dozens of municipal positions during runoff elections Tuesday in 25 Arkansas counties. Continue reading...

Runoff results from around the state

Subscriber onlyComplete but unofficial results from Tuesday’s runoff elections. Continue reading...

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